Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Residents Slam 'Planners' Over EFC Redevelopment

Hello, Yupette,

In a sometimes contentious meeting held on Wednesday evening East Falls Church area residents expressed their dismay regarding County Government's mega-development plans for the area around the East Falls Church Metro Station.

Responding to 'don't worry, be happy' entreaties by Arlington Planning Division Director Robert Brosnan and Transportation Director Dennis Leach, residents expressed their unhappiness, skepticism, and anger over the scope of the EFC mega-development and and their fears that East Falls Church will become 'another Shirlington".

EFC area residents were especially unhappy about building height and density, traffic volumes on Washington Boulevard, Lee Highway, and I-66; and the capacity of Metrorail to absorb over 100,000 additional commuters at rush hours.

Under harsh questioning by Arlington Green Party activists, Mr. Leach admitted that, despite the Transportation Division's optimistic projections, vehicular traffic has significantly increased on Arlington's major arterials. He could not counter the Green Party's assertions that the Orange Line is already running at capacity and the 2-track Orange-Blue Line (narrowed to one track under the Potomac River) will be overwhelmed by inbound and outbound rush hour commuters.

Westover

24 Comments:

At 09 February, 2011 , Anonymous 22205 said...

Appears that Reitsfuhrer Von Zimmerman has issued orders to the EFC Volksturm that "dissent from the planning principles set down in recommendations from me to East Falls Church in July 2010 regarding mega-development shall not be tolerated".

 
At 09 February, 2011 , Anonymous 22205 said...

Audrey Clement made Dennis Leach look like what he really is, Guru of Gridlock Zimmerman's Associate Director for Total Transportation Gridlock.

 
At 09 February, 2011 , Anonymous Dawn - Barcroft Apartments said...

Chris Zimmerman is a racist, elitist, arrogant, corrupt PIG. Did I leave anything out?

 
At 09 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, he's also a stupid piece of Yuptard pig s---.

Destroying EFC to make some DemoPig REIT happy and wealthy. What an a--hole.

 
At 09 February, 2011 , Anonymous E F C said...

Favola, Fisette, and Zimmerman are destroying residential areas around Shirlington Village with traffic resulting from bad planning decisions made 10 years ago. Now they want to do the same thing to EFC.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Ted said...

Dennis Leach wants EFC area residents to use the Silver Line off-peak to shop at Tysons - a 10 minute ride away.

Wonder what the Arlington Chamber of Commerce thinks about that?

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder what the Pentagon City, Clarendon, and Ballston retail store owners will think about that?

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder what the Ballston Business Improvement District's leadership thinks about that?

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Tuckahoe ES Parent said...

Robert Brosnan admitted tht the total urbanization of Arlington County is "inevitable." Of course, he doesn't live in Arlington County.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brosnan was told to go redevelop Route 1 in Prince William County. He replied - "We are here to redevelop Arlington".

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is EXACTLY what Brosnan, Leach, and their bloated bureaucracies should do - move on to redevelop the Route 1 corridor in Prince William County

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

After that they can move on to redevelop the Route 1 corridor in Spotsylvania County.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous fed up Independent said...

Know what they are? Zimmerman and everyone associated with him are like the Mubarak Regime in Egypt. Time for them all to resign, retire, move away, and move on.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board is worthless when it comes to preserving the quality of life for Arlington residents.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dennis Leach is also wrong about the Silver Line reducing traffic on I-66. Only makes commuting SOV from Gainesville, Warrenton, Manassas, etc., more inviting.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous L O L said...

When Brosnan and Leach are finished redeveloping Rt 1 in Spotsylvania County they can go redevelop Rt 1 north of Greenbelt MD.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous E F C Voter said...

Arlington County Board, leave East Falls Church, Westover, and Williamsburg ALONE. We want to live quietly and peaceably in our single family homes and not be overwhelmed by people and traffic from everywhere.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous 22201 said...

Arlington County maintains a huge planning, housing, and transportation bureaucracy whose goal (shared with the County Board) is "development for the sake of development".

Yes, they and we would be much better moving on to Prince William, Spotsylvamia, and points south and west.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dennis Leach is a turkey, albeit a slick politrickster. Asking EFC area residents why they drove instead of walked to the meeting last night when it was snowing and the sidewalks were slippery is just another indication that he considers EFC area residents are a flock of sheeple.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous 2200 said...

Brosnan and Leach briefed the Reitsfuhrer today about last night's meeting.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous E F C Taxpayer and Voter said...

Leach and Brosnan are both turkeys who should be redeveloping Route 1 south of the Occaquan, rather than redeveloping EFC residents out of their homes.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous President Obama said...

"Look, I know that my good friends Chris Zimmerman and Hosni Murbarak have not been perfect. But they've provided a tremendous amount of stability to two areas of the World that desperately require stability - Egypt and Northern Virginia. So let's give them the opportunity to allow Egypt and Arlington County to go forward and permit a peaceful change of leadership to a real democracy to begin as soon as possible."

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous Fraulein Nancy said...

"Peaceful Change"? Mr. President, perhaps that is possible with President Mubarak. Not however with our beloved ReitsFurher Von Zimmerman, who is mobilizing the Volkssturm to destroy the Communist and Socialist elements who are seeking to control the REIT.

 
At 10 February, 2011 , Anonymous John Shaft said...

They all a bunch of jive turkeys.

 

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