Marvin is a family oriented community that takes pride in it’s “small town charm”, excellent schools and open spaces. It is important to Mike and I that our son receive an excellent education and grow up in a community where he feels safe and secure – Marvin is that community and our home.
Living in the Charlotte metro area for the last 17 years, I have seen both successful planning and development but also mistakes and misjudgments. I want to ensure the integrity of the “small town” feel that Marvin has worked so hard to preserve remains intact, and to do so, we need to be proactive and remain in control of Marvin’s future via Community Oriented Planning and Development. My experience in the real estate can add perspective to this process as we develop Marvin responsibly.
There is only a small amount of land that remains undeveloped and I think we need to support a low density, family oriented Village Center. My vision is that this will be a gathering area for families, anchored by chef run and inspired restaurants, family owned businesses, green space for family events and the new Village Town Hall. The “big box” type of development does not fit into the charm that is the Village of Marvin. We have an opportunity to control our village’s future and continue to expand the charm that is Marvin.
Some top priorities for the coming years are:
- Completion of Village Hall begun during my tenure on Council
- Additional Greenways to increase the connectivity throughout the Village
- Marvin Day 2022 – a day to celebrate Marvin and residents
- Additional/improved services for our residents – Waste hauling Spring 2022
- Continued partnership with NCDOT and our State elected officials to complete the much-needed 3rd roundabout at Marvin and Newtown Roads
- Marvin Heritage District – obtain resident input while recognizing the desire for inevitable development from landowners – ensure a small, well planned commercial district protecting the quaintness of the Village – the best plan forward is balancing all interests and remains a primary focus
- Continued annexation to close the “doughnut holes”
- Communication, Communication, Communication