Planners OK private 'Field of Dreams' Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on May 29, 2009 at 6:27 am
The two-year long battle over a sports practice field built on a ridgeline ended Tuesday with little fanfare. No impassioned filibusters by neighbors, just a short discussion and a unanimous vote in favor by the Danville Planning Commission.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 28, 2009, 5:41 PM
Posted by Fred, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on May 29, 2009 at 11:35 am
I say congrats to the Lowes and enjoy the ball field. Seems like it didn't have the continued community concern at least not enough to have the field removed... which would have been a waste. Sounds to me like the Town of Danville is getting reasonable... my guess is that nobody else will put a ball field in their back yard without checking with the town.
I say enjoy and invite the neighbors to a game or two!
Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm
So said Fred: "...my guess is that nobody else will put a ball field in their back yard without checking with the town."
Or a pool? Or an addition? Or anything? C'mon, Fred -- use your imagination. This approval was not limited to "ridge-top baseball fields." The Danville planning staff has been very difficult to work-with, when residents play by the rules and actually, you know, seek permits and such.
Who knew it was a much better strategy to just ignore them, and their pesky stop-work orders? I would be interested to hear from the Planners on this subject, but I won't hold my breath.