The Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition

A Fredericksburg neighborhood on the left and text describing this on the right.

What is it?

The Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition is an organization that is made up of neighborhood associations, homeowners associations and other various members. They were recently founded when the city proposed adding accessory dwelling units (otherwise known as ADU) to homes within Fredericksburg. As a group, they state that “they strive to promote policies and activities that improves the quality of life for Fredericksburg residents while preserving the city’s character and livability.”


Hyperbole tells the background story to why the coalition got formed. They explain the issue of ADU’s and give us more insight on what exactly they are. They also explain efforts that have been taken by the coalition, including educating neighbors, making public comments and even contacting members on the Planning Commission and City Council.

The Free Lance Star gives a lot of information about why and how ADU’s can harm the Fredericksburg living community. They do a good job defining and explaining the background information on this issue. Something different this source had was more first hand accounts of those against the ADU’s. They also give statistics comparing the growth rate to other highly populated cities.

Is It Trustworthy?

It is hard to define a website such as this as “trustworthy”. From what I gathered from the other sources, they seem to be a legitimate organization. I still feel I do not have enough history of the Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition. Their site goes into their purpose, but not really much on them as an organization. Hyperbole might not be the best source for evaluation of this as well. Overall, I think that they are a real group, but I would like to find out more about them.


Fredericksburg Coalition Page


The Free Lance Star

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