section talks about some of the housing challenges we have, and how that affects students.”
In order to do this effectively, Drake says it's important to reach out to students.
“I’ve reached out to all populations, graduate, undergraduate, international. We are really trying to reach out to the permanent residents in the town too,” Drake said. “With each of these age groups, everyone has a different concern or request or desire on how to balance all these needs and demands that the town has placed on it.”
According to Drake, sustainability is the biggest issue to students.
“It’s a new chapter to the (comprehensive) plan, and it’s a commitment of established town policies toward sustainability and the three facets that comprise it: environment, economics and social sustainability,” Drake said.
According to Roop, tweets exchanged among the Town and citizens have been recorded and will go into the comments summary. This summary will be given to the Planning Commission members on Monday.
These comments will have an impact on the final revision that will be merged into Blacksburg's comprehensive plan.
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