The Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition

Picture from The Coalition website of a sign that says "Save Our Single Family Homes"

What is the Coalition?

The Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition is a group of community members who use this website to advocate for the members of the city of Fredericksburg in relation to “housing, transportation, and economic development.” Their main issue is with the development of ADU’s for single-family households. You can find more information at the Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition website.

Is it Trustworthy?

Although the website created by the Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition is clearly an opinionated website, I believe it is a trustworthy site. Since it is opinionated, the reader has to be careful in order to not let the clear bias of the website skew their understanding of the facts. I reviewed two other sources which are the Hyperbole – Community Group Alleges City Council Hiding ADU Agenda and The Free Lance-Star – Proposed ADU ordinance fails in City Council. Both of these sites confirmed the proposal for ADU’s in the Fredericksburg area. From the hyperbole article, “DC consultant and Fredericksburg City Council member Jason Graham, who represents Ward 1 which includes Central Park and the Idlewild neighborhood, has laid out his support for the ADU ordinance with the claim that it would increase the number of prospective buyers without creating a ‘bonanza’ for real estate investors and that there’s ‘no risk’ to renters acting disorderly ‘without consequence.'” From the Free Lance-Star, “The planning department has identified 88 ADUs currently existing throughout the city, many of them in the downtown historic district and College Heights neighborhood, and notes that this is not a definitive list.”

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