By Patrick Corp
Tuesday, Roanoke City Council will vote on whether to deny the rezoning of the Huff Lane school site from institutional to commercial large scale. In regards to community involvement and neighborhood preservation, this is one of the most important votes in recent city history.
If council chooses to ignore the wholesale opposition of the neighborhoods affected and the unanimous rejection of the application by the planning commission, then no neighborhood is safe from decisions of this nature by this council, and its methods of justification.
Corp is president of the Dorchester Court Neighborhood Watch Association.