UVA has had a firing range for a long, long time. Residents of the Glenmore neighborhood don’t like listening to it, so they’ve asked UVA for either a quieter range or for it to be moved. UVA, being state-owned, “is not required to seek permission from the county for construction on land it owns.”
And yet –
A question came to me that I’ve been wondering for months –
Has this matter hurt Glenmore house prices yet?
I must say I wouldn’t dream of moving there after learning about this problem.
And this, readers, is why it is absolutely critical for buyers to do their own research on homes and neighborhoods and surroundings; real estate agents (I am one, but I do my absolute best to educate my clients about such matters) are not obligated to discuss/disclose matters outside the four corners of the subject property.
UVa’s in a tough spot – they’ve been there for many decades, while Glenmore has existed since the early ’90s, yet it seems that the recent “improvements” amplified the sound.
Compromise: why don’t UVa and Glenmore split the cost to implement the necessary solution?
Assuming I correctly located the UVa Firing Range, it’s closer to Glenmore than I thought:
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