Traffic speeds in excess of 55 miles per hour are common from Mosby Road South to Pleasant Valley Road.
As our city grows, I believe (if it isn't already part of the requirements of new development), that new commercial construction must include at least 10% green-space. This is to prevent our city from becoming all brick, glass, concrete, parking garages, parking lots etc. It can be accomplished in the form of landscaping, wide areas of grass and trees. It cannot include INDOOR green-space. I'd also add that a good portion of that green space should be flowering plants. Not the non-flowering (low insect) crops you see popping up everywhere.
Or offer a tax incentive (break) to those developers that include at least 10% green-space in their construction.
The NW corner of rte 11 and Stine Spring/Erikson is undeveloped and an eyesore. We need a suite hotel in town, and a real diner (Friendly's), and a gas station there as well would create a solid anchor.
The lights on Port Republic are not correct
Build Shared Use Paths as outlined on the City map of Garbers Church Shared Use Paths to Connect Our Schools: http://svbcoalition.org/connect-our-schools/
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas take all the empty storefronts in Court Square and offer them to the different civic groups or school groups to set up window displays within them depicting what the holidays in Harrisonburg mean to them, lights, model trains, dioramas... go all out! It'll bring more people to the downtown area during the holiday season and help stifle a blight that are closed stores in a central area of our city... the community could vote on which window shows the most holiday spirit or represents Harrisonburg the best and that would get announced at First Night. Just a thought!
The city really needs to fix their sidewalks because they are a danger to public health and safety. I myself have fallen at least twice due to this. They need to be redone and not just patched up.
A premier road like country club with a college, worship places , residences, small businesses, fast food and of course the golf club and schools within short distrance, country club road deserves a make over. And if it ever materializes, please include wider wal;kways on both sides of the road.,
I love the Bluestone Trail access to the Park, but when I walk along and find litter there is no place to put it! The Doggie stations are the most convenient but usually full. Please add more opportunities to clear the trash!
Cities across the country are revising their planning and zoning policies to reflect the reality and popularity of Airbnb. Roanoke, for example, has recently added regulations for Airbnb hosts in the city. It's time for Harrisonburg to catch up, too, by adding a permit process for Airbnb hosts in residential neighborhoods.