Monday, January 13, 2014
Crystal City Corporations Would Be Primary Beneficiaries of Aquatic Center
I have to wonder why the local media haven't reported what everyone at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. already knows - corporations located in Crystal City would be the primary beneficiaries of the Jay Fisette Aquatics Center in Longbridge Park.
In fact, the Aquatics Center has been marketed to Crystal City mega corporations like Boeing and Vornado as a low-cost employee fringe benefit and a corporate activity center. Heavily subsidized by Arlington taxpayers, of course. In the event you wondered why Boeing, Vornado, and other corporate high rollers aren't pledging millions to build and operate the Aquatics Center. It's like everything else in Arlington, the Artisphere, Pike streetcar, live theater organizations, massive spending on athletic facilities, and so on. Arlington taxpayers pay and pet special interests play.