Find an idea for the old Blacksburg Middle School
By Donna Dunay
“The development [of the old Blacksburg Middle School property] would be buffered from neighbors behind by a 4-acre public park called The Dell.” That sentence in an Oct. 31 news article (“Developers present vision for old Blacksburg Middle School”) is not only misleading, but also a potent indicator of what is important to the developer and apparently to town council, planning commission and town planners.
Dunay is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Virginia Tech architecture professor. She lives in Blacksburg’s 16 Squares.