Monday, November 18, 2013
Zimmerman's Legacy to Arlington: Neighborhoods as Regional Party Zones
Thanks for info about the Jumbotronzation of our neighborhoods. Know what's behind this? In the event you missed Saturday's County Board meeting, Chris Zimmerman wants his "Legacy" to Arlington to be the complete yupscale urbanization of Arlington's neighborhoods into regional party zones. Including the entire Pike corridor. That's why anything goes when comes to sector plans, general land use plan, zoning, and site plans. As Roving Ambassador for Smart Growth Zimmy isn't going to be around Arlington to suffer the consequences, nor will VIP County Staff who make the so-called "planning" decisions, don't live in the County, and are near retirement. Zimmy et. al. are seeing the County lose high-paying federal and federal contractor jobs and are desperate to keep the economic bubble growing. So their "planning" for the next 20 years involves bringing people with huge amounts of disposable income to live, play, and pay taxes of all kinds in Arlington County. Of course, as in all Ponzi schemes, that assumes there are an infinite number of people with large amounts of disposable income who want to live, play, and pay ever-increasing taxes in Arlington County.