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Richmond Residents Against New Subdivision Plans

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RICHMOND, VA - Residents are against plans to bring in a new subdivision.  In fact, many have placed signs in their front yards as a silent way to show others they do not want this subdivision to come.

Signs can be seen sprinkled throughout the community to ward off the proposed "Archer Springs" development in the city's Southside.

The plan originally called for building over 100 homes. But after resident's complaints, it now calls for 96 houses.

Neighbors believe that's still too much and they're worried there would be traffic problems. Plus construction means demolishing a natural forest.

"There's no positive things for the neighborhood," says resident Tracey St. Peter. "They're going to destroy all the trees. There's over 100-year old trees, forest, a lake down there, all kinds of wildlife, and we enjoy that here."

Just yesterday, City Council members approved the development, which would be built directly  across from the already established subdivision.

Richmond City Councilwoman Kathy Graziano believes the construction will Improve Richmond.

"We do want people moving into the city," she says. "This is a development that can compete against counties that will attract people to the city."

The developer is working on several plans including a tree conservation one which would keep 40 percent of the property undisturbed. Those plans will go before the planning commission for final approval

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