Stop Abingdon Business Park

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The Abingdon Business Park Project threatens 326 acres of mature forest and wetlands.  The property contains important plant life, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds which depend on wetlands for critical stages in their life cycles.

The County has approved the construction of 2 million square feet of warehouses (equal to the size of 129 football fields) on this property.  Neighborhood associations surrounding the property oppose this development, which threatens air safety, downstream water quality, and property values, and which would increase traffic, noise, light pollution, and runoff.  A soil study found that the type of soil on the property is not suitable for this type of construction.

Currently, there are already 24 vacant (unrented) warehouses in District A, and there are no disclosed, prospective tenants for the Abingdon Business Park warehouses.  County-level representatives who are supporting this project seem to care more about campaign contributions from developers and appearing to be "business-friendly" than about the interests, health, and wishes of the men, women, and children who live and work near Abingdon woods. 

Existing flooding problems will increase. The buildout time is 20 years. Traffic, noise, air and water pollution, and run-off will increase. It will be extremely bad for the Chesapeake Bay. Essential habitats for wildlife will be destroyed and there will be no walkable paths to green space for children, adults, and animals. 

The County tells us this is a "done deal," but construction hasn't started yet and all of the needed permits are not yet in place.  Please help us oppose the Abingdon Business Park



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