Friday, May 18, 2012

Economic Development Staff - Arlington Will Be the Next Tysons

Hello, Yupette,

I wanted to know what the long range plans are for Arlington. So I asked a woman who's on the Economic Development Division's staff. She confirmed that "Arlington is going to be the next Tysons. It's going to be done neighborhood by neighborhood over the next ten years. They're going to pack as much density into this county as possible. Arlington is going to be like Tysons is today. Next big thing is urbanizing residential neighborhoods between the state highway corridors."

So if people are concerned about the planning for Crystal City they should be. Because that's the future planning for the entire County.

Thanks for your blog.

Mary

12 Comments:

At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Already happening. People are driving for miles with their children to use community tot lots and playgrounds because the REITs don't want to build any.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Economic Development, Planning, and other County Staff routinely troll in the for-profit blogs promoting their own 'planning' for our neighborhoods. Most of them don't live in Arlington.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ArlNow is by far the worst of the for-profit blogs.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send an e-mail to our non-resident County Manager asking her if she's authorized employees in various departments to troll the local blogs, countymanager at arlingtonva dot us.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Planning staff and economic development staff who don't live in the County troll ArlNow and post comments about how badly blighted a neighborhood is and how the featured redevelopment site plan will be a huge improvement. Latest neighborhood to receive the troll treatment is Bluemont.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That really sucks because Robert Atkins blasts the County Board at almost every County Board meeting for neglecting Bluemont.

County Board does not care at all about Arlington, except as a mega-development opportunity for out-of-state REITs.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ArlNow is completely corrupt - shills for County Government in return for insider information.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Eva said...

I do not agree. Our Beloved Reitsfuhrer needs gentle guidance at this point in his career when he is about to hand over power entirely to the Reits.

 
At 18 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ein Reit...Ein Fuhrer...Ein Zimmerman

 
At 19 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reits do the 'planning'.

 
At 20 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun Gazette also shills for the County Board. There are no problems at the wastewater treatment plant....There are no problems at the wastewater treatment plant.

 
At 20 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do a feature the Fairfax County crowd who are responsible for the mess....

 

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