Friday, February 3, 2012

January 31st County Board Meeting Re-Affirms County Board's Massive Gentrification Agenda

Hello,

The County Board held a 'work session' with the County Manager on January 31st at the office of Arlington Economic Development on Glebe Road.

A.Y. obtained a copy of the internal agenda / redevelopment blueprint for this meeting (there were 20 pages of handouts). Copies of the handouts are available by calling the County Board offices at 228-3130.

The internal agenda confirms that the County Board is committed to a massive redevelopment / gentrification agenda for the rest of this decade. The County Board is also committed to keeping non-resident Economic Development and CPHD Staff in control of the 'planning' process, aided by County Board-appointed neighborhood 'facilitators'.

The County Board is pushing for major redevelopment of Shirlington / Four Mile Run, Lee Highway, and Courthouse Square. One surprise - the County Board is also pushing for gentrification of garden apartments not on Columbia Pike. (This was confirmed by a conversation with County Planning Staff).

Here is the list of site plans currently on the County Board's, CPHD's, and Economic Development's agenda for the next several years.

2. CURRENT PLANNING - Site Plans

Current Site Plans - Pen Place PDSP, Virginia Square Funeral Home, Penzance Clarendon, Clean Technology Center, Rosslyn Gateway, Crimson on Glebe, Crystal Mall 3, Bergmanns Cleaners, Rosenthal FBC

Preliminary Site Plan Filings (Not yet accepted) - Colony House, Rosslyn Plaza

Potential Site Plans - 2401 Wilson Blvd., Wachovia Clarendon, Peck Clarenndon/Courthouse, American Service Center - Harris Teeter, Crystal City Post Office, Court House Metro Block, Crystal Plaza, Shreve Oil East Falls Church.

It's obvious that the County Bord's overall agenda is to proceed with neighborhood by neighborhood redevelopment / gentrification (prefaced by a major rewrite of the County's zoning ordinances) until the entire County is urbanized and in-filled with expensive residential homes, condos, and apartments.

Susan

23 Comments:

At 03 February, 2012 , Anonymous Another Democrat for Clement said...

Yupette, did you know that New Urbanism - Smart Growth Guru Peter Katz moved to Alexandria from Sarasota after he was hired to be Arlington's Planning Division Director?

 
At 03 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The degree to which non-residents are involved in decision-making by Arlington Government deserves another A.Y. thread.

 
At 03 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It starts at the top - with Fairfax County resident Barbara Donnellan who lives in Dumb Growth Clifton.

 
At 03 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington is a 'full employment' zone for 'planners' who live in Dumb Growth suburbs.

 
At 03 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board wants to 'preserve affordable housing' all right. By handing it over to their corporate crony and for-profit non-profit campaign contributors.

 
At 03 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know WHERE in Alexandria Peter Katz lives?

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest corporate cronies are the folks who brought you AOL-Tine-Warner.

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got....Steve Case!

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Katz does not live in a 1-bedroom apartment at Penrose Square (rent $1900 / month)? Or a 2-bedroom apartment at 5500 Columbia Pike ($2400 / month)? Sheesh, what kind of Smart Growth Guru is he?

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does $teve Ca$e's company Flexcar / Zipcar pay the County to use street parking spaces? Just wondered.

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County - next takeover target for the AOL Gang?

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got....Aneesh Chopra!

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous $teve Ca$e said...

Time-Warner? What Time-Warner? Oh, THAT Time-Warner. Ancient history. Happened during the Bush Administration. It was all Cheney's fault.

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Barack Obama said...

Hey, Veterans. You know, Steve Jobs told me the good paying manufacturing jobs are never coming back. I believed Steve. He was a great American. So let's do the next best thing. How about becoming a firefighter?

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Bubba said...

Mr. President, one thing I know that you and your fellow Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard School of Government YUPTARDS don't know is - what ain't ever coming back is the Prince of Corporate Elitism and Greed, Steve Jobs!

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous AY said...

$teve Jobs, $teve Case, $teve Martin..all bull$hooters.

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If nothing else, the past 3 years have demonstrated that Barack Obama IS in fact, the First Yuptard.

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama? Bubba? Looks like the Super Bowl $#!+ has already started.

 
At 04 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next thing you know the developers' beloved Reitsfuhrer will show up here.

 
At 05 February, 2012 , Anonymous FYI said...

FYI, this week the County Board is meeting with the Civic Federation, is holding work sessions with the County Manager regarding Pike planning and the FY13 Budget and holding it's regular monthly meeting on Saturday.

 
At 05 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the deal with Melissa Bondi posting as "Thes" on ArlNow and ArlNow deleting comments calling out Bondi? If she is so smart, why not post under her own name.

 
At 14 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the deal with "Anonymous" complaining about someone else posting without divulging his or her real name?

 
At 14 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a joke right? Arlington Democratic Machine is only slightly less malicious than the regime that controls Syria.

 

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