FAYETTEVILLE, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – On Monday, May 10, the Fayette County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to hear comments or protests regarding the Amendment to the Fayette County Comprehensive Plan.
More specifically, the meeting will address the consideration of amending the Route 19 Corridor Management Plan attachment from the Fayette County Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the amendment is to review the Route 19 Corridor Management Plan for update.
Fayette County Commissioner Tom Louisos has long advocated for the removal of the US Route 19 Corridor Management Plan stating it “is the only one of its kind in the state of West Virginia” and “is the main reason most of the development has gone to other counties pushing development to Raleigh and Nicholas county.”
The plan was originally implemented in 1998, amending the current Fayette County Comprehensive Plan.
While the plan was adopted and restrictions were filed to keep the highways looking “beautiful,” when Louisos first brought up the possibility of getting rid of the plan in October of 2020, he highlighted several issues that have resulted from this, including that businesses outside of city limits cannot be within 1,000 feet of Route 19, Route 60 and Route 16.
Despite Louisos’ action in getting the plan off the table, residents of Fayette County say it is vital now more than ever considering the recent National Park designation.
The commission is holding today’s meeting to hear the community’s comments before making a final decision on this issue.
The meeting will be held at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located at 200 W. Maple Avenue in Fayetteville. Discussion will begin at 2 p.m.