Friday, October 17, 2014

Progressive Elite Opts Out of 'New Urbanism'. Time to End 'Smart Growth'.



Hi Yupette,

I drove through Ashton Heights the other day. Home of County Board Chairman Jay Fisette and many others who belong to the Progressive Elite. No bike lanes, no car-free diet, no pub crawls, no 5K anything. Neighborhood is right out of House and Gardens. These are the people who are imposing 'New Urbanism' on me, together with their bloated County bureaucracy who live in Fairfax County, and their corporate cronies who live in some other state. And their out-of-state boutique architects who only know how to design boutique country day schools and so that's what they're designing everywhere in Arlington.

Time to end 'Smart Growth' mixed-use redevelopment and time to fix-up and renovate existing low-density and medium-density infrastructure, and replace low and medium density infrastructure with new low and medium density infrastructure. New Urbanism has done to older suburbs like Arlington what Urban Renewal did to older cities 50 years ago. Why do we allow the Progressive Elite to inflict this 'ism' on us? I have never seen any cost-benefit analysis of this religion, cult, social and economic belief system or what ever you want to call it.

Adele
Douglas Park



25 Comments:

At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't want unsightly curbs in front of your Ashton Heights House and Garden home? Call Jay at the County Board and ask how you can opt out.

 
At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

School Board repeatedly stated at this week's County Board / School Board work session that even after APS spends $450 million in capital improvements between now and 2025 APS will still be short 2500 seats in 2025.

 
At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time Arlington Democratic Party / New Urbanism Facilitator Carrie Johnson also lives in Ashton Heights.

 
At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunch of ACDC VIPs live in Ashton Heights. You can be assured no 5K races will be run in Ashton Heights on Saturdays at 8 AM

 
At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisette et. al. are total NIMBYs.

 
At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the Progressive Elitists' Legacy to Arlington? Beer pong? Pub crawls? Bars and restaurants? Dirty and dated Modernist monstrosity buildings?

 
At 17 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Wacky Yupsters raising 3 kids in a 2-bedroom condo in order to experience Arlington's 'vibrant culture'?

 
At 18 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No biketard maniacs riding at high speed on the sidewalks...Fisette's neighbors have opted out of sidewalks.

 
At 18 October, 2014 , Anonymous Jeff said...

New Urbanism sucks. Why do I have to dodge bikeshare biketards who won't use the bicycle lanes Gourmet Jay thoughtfully provides them at taxpayer expense and ride on sidewalks instead?

 
At 18 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were flattened and left for dead on the sidewalk by a biketard on November 4th, I would still crawl to the polls to vote for Audrey Clement and John Vihstadt.

 
At 18 October, 2014 , Anonymous Nanny Carrie said...

People, you have to respect our religious values that we impose on you and continue tithing the Church of New Urbanism, Minister Gerald J. Fisette officiating.

 
At 18 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next neighborhood the Progressive Elite and their Fairfax County resident
'planning' staff and their out of state REITs have in their sights is Lee Highway.

 
At 18 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder which Upscale Enclave, at least 100 miles from the nearest vibrant Smart Growth mixed-use redevelopment, Chris Zimmerman is hiding out in these days?

 
At 19 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of Arlington's Progressive Elite live in getaway homes nowhere near any of the Smart Growth they promote.

 
At 19 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'Progressive Elite' regularly meets at Jay's home and exchanges malicious gossip with Jay. In the event you wondered what he does when he's not at the County Board offices.

 
At 19 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay drives his Prius everywhere, when he doesn't have a PR event that involves him having to use a bicycle.

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Carrie Johnson isn't micromanaging some project, activity, or program for Jay and ACDC from her Ashton Heights home she's a long-distance Nannycrat ...from her getaway home in Montana.

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

TJ neighborhood doesn't know it yet but APS wants to build a Country Day School on the TJ site to complement the House and Garden homes in Ashton Heights.

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Country Day School? Meaning massive new parking lots and parents in SUVs lined up for miles waiting to drop off and pick up kids?

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also spelled - Progre$$ive Elite.

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What County Government says: Car Free Diet. What County Government does: More parking for single-occupant SUVs.

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Car Free Diet is for the sheeple taxpayers. Progressive Elite and the County Employees who service their wants drive 1 per SUV.

 
At 20 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

APS Architects and their Architect buds attended country day schools, send their kids to country day schools, and design country day schools fro a living. So what can you expect?

 
At 21 October, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only way New Urbanism will stop is when taxpayers stop funding any and all New Urbanist projects and programs.

 
At 10 November, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo...I always wondered what Jay's backyard looked like. No unsightly curb-and-gutter to spoil the country estate landscaping.

 

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