Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rosslyn Sector Plan: Community Needs vs. Jay Fisette's Wants

Hi, Yupette,

Rosslyn Sector Plan is going to the County Board this evening. Agenda Item 29. Or, rather, Jay Fisette's Rosslyn Sector Plan. The entire series of Rosslyn Process Panel meetings aka Realize Rosslyn aka Rosslyn Sector Plan has been a series of confrontations between County Board Chair Jay Fisette's wanting Rosslyn to be a luxury urban celebration zone and Rosslyn residents. Rosslyn residents voiced their concerns about increased density, increased building heights, lack of open space, transfer of development rights to other Arlington neighborhoods to preserve open space in Rosslyn, lack of affordable housing, increased traffic, redevelopment of existing public infrastructure (Wilson School), extending siting new tall buildings into Clarendon, and construction of extravagant public infrastructiure in and around the Rosslyn Metro Station, including extending a proposed Georgetown-Rosslyn streetcar line from the Rosslyn to Ballston.

Throughout the Rosslyn process panel meetings County Board Chair Fisette was supported by both County Staff and real estate trusts and developers in his efforts to impose massive upscale urbanization on Rosslyn. Rosslyn residents who expressed their concerns have been treated like 'neighborhood nuisances'.

So, look for massive upscale urbanization of Rosslyn over the next few years.

Robert in Rosslyn

14 Comments:

At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay just told the Planning Commission that they would have to be nicer to the developers and not demand too much in the way of 'community benefits'.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisette wants to exclude every neighborhood but his own and about a dozen others from his agenda to make Arlington an urban redevelopment opportunity and profit center for the REITs.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Jay, can we have a current list of your domestic partner's / spouse's corporate consulting cliients?

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisette's corporate REIT cronies were whining last night that they're not being given carte blance to redevelop Rosslyn.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they can complain to Arlington's Business Ombudswoman. Who do I call about my crumbling street?

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know how fast streetcars move on downtown Toronto?

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know County Government is a mess when the Dems long time Planning Commissioner, Rosemary Ciotti, takes the County Board to task about the incessant noise in the B-R Corridor.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Threat was quite evident at last night's CB Meeting from the Reits and Developers....redevelop Rosslyn our way, or else.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact, the CB didn't listen to complaints from Planning Commissioner Ciotti and others who are paying a ton of money to live in the B-R Corridor.

 
At 19 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched last night's recessed County Board Meeting and it's time for Jay Fisette to retire from the County Board. He is obviously clueless about anything not related to sports, recreation, and entertainment.

 
At 20 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are they planning on putting open space for Redeveloped Rosslyn? Tear down more homes adjacent to Douglas Park?

 
At 20 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Hynes HAD to know that Clarendon was a major league mess last Friday and Saturday night.

 
At 20 March, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the County Board won't listen to Rosemary Ciotti about loud noise from partying in the Rosslyn Ballston Corridor, who will they listen to?

 

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