For the children’s sake, keep the new VA entrance out of Grovemont

I am writing on behalf of my children. My family lives in the beautiful Grovemont neighborhood. We have a wonderful community and often spend our evenings walking. My young children enjoy weekly trips walking to the park. Our neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Car traffic is low and we have not had to worry about the safety of the children. Until now.

Both my husband's and my own family have numerous members who have served or are actively serving in the military. We recognize firsthand the important role the VA plays our personal lives, and in countless others. We are pleased that a facility will be built so close to home. We just ask that the accesses to the new buildings be [via] Lake Eden road.

Our studies have indicated that as many as 5,000 additional vehicles per month could be traveling through our residential neighborhood. As a parent, this concerns me. Help us make our children's voices heard.  Please get the access moved to Lake Eden Road.

— Anna Perdue
Swannanoa

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