By Richard Kurshan
The Roanoke Planning Commission should send the Evans Spring Area Plan back to planners with directions to consider the broader implications.
The Virginia General Assembly began this process without any input from the residents of Roanoke when it appropriated money for an interchange without public input about the need for that interchange. Further, it acted without local consideration of the land-use problems that are likely to occur from downstream flooding, such as occurred in 1985 and four other times in the past 75 years.
Kurshan lives in Roanoke.