Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fairfax County Supervisors to Rubber Stamp Streetcar Charade Today

Hi Yupette,

Fairfax County is set to rubber stamp its part of the Pike streetcar charade today, Skyline.  As an 'action item', meaning no public comments allowed. The REITs, developers, and transportation consultants who want to redevelop Route 7 are very happy..

Having the streetcar go to Skyline will be a major engineering and construction operation, costing about $50 million. Compared to a few million required to make Skyline compatible with articulated buses. And no cost to have modern city bus upgrades, beyond purchasing the city buses.

But the Pike streetcar was never about transportation, it's all about development and redevelopment.

Pike Rider

17 Comments:

At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another G-D mess in the making. Penny Gross is another one who's outta here in 5 years.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a mess!

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crystal City and Skyline are all about Vornado.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Board of Supervisors vote was 7-2-1 in favor.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame the media. All in the pockets of developers, REITs, chambers of commerce, etc. Would not show one photo of a state of the art articulated, city, double deck bus, much less an artist's rendering of such vehicles on the Pike.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 100% about development and redevelopment, not about transportation.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next Arlington Planning Division Director lives in Alexandria.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Elected officials representing us? No way. They are a bunch of looney tunes in a feeding frenzy over which neighborhood inside the Beltway will be massively gentrified next, Maryland, DC, Virginia, by one REIT or another they are all throwing money and promises of big financial pay offs at.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penny Gross is the pig who had a huge apartment complex constructed just across the street and inside Fairfax County from Wakefield HS and when the new Wakefield HS opens residents who live there will be using Wakefield as their kids' high school and family personal sports sports and recreation center, together with Skyline residents.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharon Bulova is well-aware of the problems the Pike streetcar will cause.

 
At 31 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are spending $50 million for a streetcar crossing over Route 7 and a streetcar turn around in Skyline? Looney Tunes is what they are, all right.

 
At 01 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supervisors Frey and Herrity are correct, huge amount of money for little transportation benefit.

 
At 01 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wakefield is already being used as a a neighborhood high school by families who live just inside Fairfax County.

 
At 02 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penny Gross should fix up Annandale before spending any money on Bailey's Crossroads. But I guess that's part of the plan, allow neighborhoods to deteriorate, then tear them down.

 
At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penny Gross wants to spare the retirees who live in Annandale the stresses associated with neighborhood redevelopment.

 
At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Sleepy Hollow will go on being s sleepy hollow as long as Penny is in office.

 
At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penny and her retired friends like to shop in the Annandale Giant. Plenty of free parking. Hasn't changed in 50 years except for a makeover a few years ago. The newfangled Bloom supermarket is now closed.

 

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