Monday, February 7, 2011

No More EFC 'Planning' Until Basics Are Addressed

Hello, Yupette,

I share Anne's concerns about East Falls Church 'planning'. I was very disheartened to hear about Chris Zimmerman's statements at last week's Civic Federation meeting. There is no concern by Mr. Zimmerman, or anyone else on the County Board, about overcrowded schools, overcrowded parks, massive congestion at the EFC Metro station, and major traffic problems arising from megadevelopment of EFC. And they want to turn our parks and playgrounds into another team sports complex. Now we are hearing that Mr. Zimmerman will bring one of Congressman Moran's out-of-state developer friends and a big-time Democratic campaign contributor in to coordinate all the development on both sides of the Arlington-Falls Church border. However, there is a big local developer that pays taxes in Falls Church located down the street from the EFC Metro station. And the local newspapers, the News-Press and the Sun Gazette, are endorsing this.

The so-called Planning Commission is a group of hand-picked pro-development facilitators who will rubber stamp anything Mr. Zimmerman puts in front of them no matter what the consequences for communities like ours.

It's time we said 'enough' to Mr. Zimmerman, whose 'vision' for Arlington is nothing short of the total urbanization of Arlington with tax revenues arising from that to be used to pay for $500 million of the County Board's pet vanity projects.

Kim, East Falls Church

17 Comments:

At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous 22205 said...

Neither the Democrats nor Republicans were concerned about BRAC 6 years ago. All they wanted was to add to the federal payroll in Virginia.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Pikester said...

I wonder how Chris Zimmerman would like a "soccer training complex" in Douglas Park, across the street from his home?

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Zimmerman was asked, point blank, what happens when 100,000+ more commuters reach the EFC Metro station during rush hours?

Unless he has a comprehensive plan to address this situation any additional planning and development for EFC should be frozen.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

You left out the 10,000 additional middle income workers (like me) who will be driving into and out of Arlington every day after Chris Zimmerman gentrifies us out of the Pike Corridor.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

Took me 10 minutes to get three blocks out of Shirlington "Village" the other night, where the solution to gridlock is to put up a "Transit Center" this way arrow. Can't wait to see what Zimmerman's Zombies have in store for EFC, aside from schematics and artist's conceptions with steet traffic airbrushed out.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Ben said...

Kim, or anyone else in East Falls Church, I would love to hear more of your thoughts on the County Board's plan for your neighborhood. Anyone who would like can email me at bgiles@dcexaminer.com. Thanks.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

DC Examiner? Right down there with the other local newspapers gentrifying anyone who isn't a Yuptard 50 miles outside the Beltway.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Keisha said...

Ha. Ha. Ben, why don't you interview the African Americans who formerly lived in Columbia Hts D.C. who once took Metro downtown or walked to their hospital jobs near Columbia Heights? We were gentrified out by you and your RePig media controllers and Yuptard RePig wannabes like Adrian Fenty.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous 2100 said...

County Board's 'plan' for the EFC neighborhood? Invite Jim and Luann Moran's pet developers and REITs to make EFC another Shirlington.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County Board's majority (Fisette, Hynes, and Favola) don't want people who work in moderate income retail jobs to live in the buildings where they work.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know who the biggest piece of County Board sheetrock is? Scott McCaffrey, Editor of the Arlington 'Sun Fisette'. Like Jay, he hates the middle class, small business, and anyone who isn't earning at least $100,000 a year. He's Arlington's primo Yuptard,

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous Nancy - Fairlington said...

This is what happens when we educate Caucasian ethnics. They become Socialists, Communists, and Terrorists. They oppose and want to dismantle the status quo and culture that we from Aryan Northern and Western Europe have imposed on America for 400 years. They conspire with the other mongrel races to defeat our beloved ReitsFuhrer, Christof Von Zimmerman's goal to make Arlington - Ein REIT, Ein Fuhrer, Ein Zimmerman.

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous JH said...

Nancy, do you want to want to know where you fat-assed Baby Boomers and your Yuptard daughters get their Northern and Western European Elitist "Culture"? From Martha Kostyra aka "Martha Stewart".

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous EFC Homeowner said...

How about another posting to try to reach Zimmerman who's apparently living on Planet Yuppie -- We're a Residential Neighborhood, Not a Redevelopment Opportunity !

 
At 07 February, 2011 , Anonymous John Shaft said...

White Folks....Sheeeit

 
At 08 February, 2011 , Anonymous L O L said...

Well, what can you expect? They want to turn the clock back 50 years to the era of segregated suburbs where they grew up. Remember all the Republican Clubwoman cartoons in the New Yorker?

 
At 08 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did it coat Virginia's taxpayers to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the beginning of the English exploitation of Virginia?

 

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