Oakton residents are at odds with the local Girl Scouts over a proposed warehouse the organization wants to build in the neighborhood.
The Washington Post reports that the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital has approached Fairfax County officials about building a storage facility on its 68-acre Camp Crowell in Oakton.
The proposed 6,000-square-foot facility has riled neighbors concerned over an “Industrialized Oakton” and a subsequent decrease in property values, the Post reports. The group has started a website and Facebook page with 87 supporters.
On the “Stop Industrialized Oakton” website, the group’s note explaining their position reads:
“The Girl Scout organization has now set about changing the residential zoning status shared by their neighbors without regard to the impact on them.”
“The surrounding neighborhood would suffer a real blow to its residential character, safety, and peace and quiet resulting in significant property de-valuation if a regional warehouse operated here and accessed the local no outlet streets.”
The Girl Scouts have argued that the building will be barely visible from neighboring homes and that the Resource Center would be used to house camping material and other equipment, according to a recent presentation made to Fairfax County officials that has been posted online.
Fairfax County supervisors will have the final say on the project in the next few months.
Read the full story on the Washington Post’s website.