Saturday, October 22, 2011

South Arlington Residents Furious About County Board's Boeing Deal

Hello Yupette,

Like many South Arlington residents who live in the I-395 corridor I was furious that the County Board approved the Boeing site plan over the unanimous opposition of the Planning Commission and Transportation Commission. This office complex will put more than 3,000 more vehicles on 395 and the Parkway every weekday, most single-occupant. The County Board will also spent another $50 million for an aquatic center and $65 million for a massive multi-purpose recreation center designed to serve Boeing's employees. According to the County Staff I've spoken to, the County Board could care less about Arlington residents and taxpayers, but is looking for more mega-deals to totally urbanize Arlington County.

Arlington residents should also be aware that the County Board is in secret negotiations with WalMart for a mixed-use redevelopment of the industrial site north of Shirlington Village, which would generate at least 5,000 vehicle trips per day, most on I-395.

Finally, the County Board is also in secret negotiations with several real estate investment trusts to tear down the 10 floor buildings that have been abandoned by the federal government and contractors because of BRAC 133 and wants to replace them with 20-30 floor mixed use office buildings. Maybe 600 parking spaces under every building.

I don't know about you, but I've had enough. I'm voting for fiscal and environmental sanity on November 8th. I'm voting for Audrey Clement and ONLY Audrey Clement for County Board.

anon. S 35th St.

10 Comments:

At 22 October, 2011 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Lead developer Monument Realty's CEO started ranting outside the County Board Room last Tuesday when asked why so much new traffic was being put on I-395.

 
At 22 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am voting ONLY for Audrey Clement on November 8th. The incumbents don't deserve to be returned to office.

 
At 23 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't you forget ...Pentagon City?

 
At 23 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think Monument View and Boeing is bad, come by the County Board work session on Tuesday November 1 7pm. The county board at the request of Vernado is now planning to bring a secure office development that makes Boeing look like a single family residence. Its called PenPlace and would bring 4500 daily car trips to 395 on a lot that now is zoned for residnetial. This project is the largest single proect done in decades and the Board is setting up a highly secret insider deal where the public is left out (sound familiar?)

 
At 23 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOS...The County Board is out to DESTROY Arlington's suburban character and quality of life. They are so deep in the pockets of developers they are drowning in cash.

Please vote ONLY for Audrey Clement on November 8th. If she's not elected the out-of-state developers will TOTALLY CONTROL Arlington. TOTALLY.

 
At 23 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Venable Law Firm that represents Vornado (an out-of-state REIT) is a Baltimore law firm that's fronted by former County Board Member John Milliken. The others involved in this corporate welfare mega-development steal are County employees who don't live in Arlington, headed by County Manager Barbara Donnellan. County Board is going down the path of Barbara Favola and moving up or moving on within the next five years...leaving us with the consequences of their dumb growth mega-development agenda.

 
At 24 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The November 1st County Board work session will be another charade meeting like last week's Pike Plenary.

 
At 24 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know what happened at the Pike Plenary last week? Foxcroft Heights residents who are renting told County Staff and Dover, Kohl that they want to buy the townhouses they rent. They were ignored.

 
At 24 October, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

Local media are also so deep in the pockets of the real estate industry and residential and commercial developers that they're drowning in cash.

 
At 25 October, 2011 , Anonymous S. 26th St. said...

Guess who owns the building at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.? Vornado.

 

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