My question involves real estate located in the State of: Virgina
The city is considering amassing large tracts of adjacent land (right next to my property) and changing landuse from single/residential houses and wants to build affordable housing units in that area. Right now the tracts are wooded lots and belong to different individual landowners (the city owns a couple of them). This construction is likely to increase traffic to the area (we have single lane roads), noise, affect security, and reduce the value of my house considerably (our house is on a quiet street in a desirable location but it wont be either after this construction). Right now they are just considering this and have planning commission meetings. What are my rights? Is there any point arguing my case? Should I contact a lawyer? Is compensation an option? Will appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.