Friday, December 31, 2010

Alexandria Residents Demand an End to "Development for the Sake of Development"

Hi Yupette,

Have you seen what's occurring in Alexandria? Residents who are fed up with "development for the sake of development" are attending Alexandria City Council meetings and demanding and end to "overarching urbanization".

Alexandria residents are particularly upset with BRAC construction at Mark Center, which VDOT has characterized as "not viable" from a traffic perspective. They are also demanding neighborhood control over projects that affect adjacent neighborhoods.

Time for a change in Arlington County also, before we are overwhelmed by the County Board's urbanization schemes.

Ted 22206

17 Comments:

At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

What, if anything, is Arlington County doing about traffic from Mark Center? Besides telling everyone to ride bicycles?

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you ask the BRAC boosters who lobbied Congress and DOD 6 years ago?

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Jim Moran. The 133 Building (monster building on I-395) is supposed to be fully occupied by the end of 2011.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Joan22207 said...

January 1, 2011 is the beginning of a new decade. Time for a change. I don't want Arlington to be overwhelmed by urbanization. We need new people elected to public office. All the present group is capable of is more of the same.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous S. Dinwiddie St. said...

The Alexandria Times is pro-business. It also reports Alexandria residents' concerns about massive urbanization. Also asks why neighborhood residents have so little input during the redevelopment process.

The guy who edits the Sun Gazette here cares more about the food at the various resort areas he visits than his own neighborhood. But why should he care? The Fortune 100 owners of the Sun Gazette let him do anything he wants, as long he meets their quarterly profit targets.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Lets Be Free said...

Duke Realty the REIT that developed Mark Center, says no way are we paying for street improvements -- Alexandria should look elsewhere for infrastructure funding. Sound familiar?

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Beth said...

What happened to the Mark Winkler Family?

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Susan - Fairlington said...

Traffic from Mark Center? Fisette had bicycle lane markings and signs installed on S. Walter Reed Drive, even though there is a bike trail there. Of course, all the residential streets in the area need repaving, street sign, and street light upgrades. Just ask 'Sarasota Scotty' who lives on S. 28th Rd.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Bethany said...

If Zimmerman and the County Board are so keen on a population growth of 25,000 between now and 2021 they should adequately fund basic infrastructure, not their pet vanity projects.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Meanwhile, the Republicans are only concerned about pushing their neocon ideology on the rest of us.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not want to see the next decade turn out like the past decade. Everyone in this county who is in a position of influence seems to be committed to doing things in the same way year after year, no matter what the outcome or consequences.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earth to Zimmerman, Fisette, and County Board. Please don't approve the construction of 30,000 to 40,000 new parking spaces in this County over the next decade and then tell us to ride bicycles because of traffic congestion.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Terri said...

Ballston Residents to Zimmerman - no more new buildings in the B-R Corridor before you solve the Orange Line's overcrowding problem.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Peter said...

Yes, we need a new local newspaper in Arlington whose editor is interested in more than his past and future vacation travel.

 
At 31 December, 2010 , Anonymous Westover said...

I do no want any more "county staff" who live in Calvert County making important decisions that will affect my quality of life behind closed doors with developers from Montgomery County and the developers' law firm from Baltimore County. How about a thread, Yupette?

 
At 01 January, 2011 , Anonymous 5 year survivor said...

"Sarasota Scotty" has gotten into disparaging anyone who smokes pot. Well, Scotty, unlike the Arlington you invented in your and Antonelli's sleazy cop novels, lots of people here use marijuana to relieve symptoms of chemotherapy; and medical marijuana is legal in Virginia.

 
At 01 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marijuana? The haze from burning hemp covers the Sarasota area in Winter like the haze from burning wood covers New England. Just ask Scotty.

 

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