Saturday, July 25, 2015

Arlington Planners to Penny Gross - 'Don't Clarendon Our Exclusive Neighborhoods'



Hey, Yupette,

Your blog's commenters are 110% correct about Arlington County's 'Planning' being a huge charade run by New Urbanist Cult members who live in Fairfax County. But don't believe me, just drive 5 miles up Columbia Pike from the Arlington border and you will see the pleasant suburban lifestyle of the Super Nimbys who are inflicting Supersized Smart Growth on Arlington.

Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross was given a loud and clear message in the form of facing a challenger in a Democratic Primary this year, the first in many years - 'Don't you dare Clarendon our exclusive neighborhoods'.

So it's going to be years before Mason District catches up to the Pike in Arlington County. Arlington's Senior Planners and the Developers, Architects, Consultants, Lawyers, etc. who work with them want nothing to do with Smart Growth, apart from work and attending Cult functions.

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49 Comments:

At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Arlington Planning Staff aren't posting to ArlNow trashing anyone who opposes mega infill as 'infidels'.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Supervisor Gross got the message - keep Sleepy Hollow sleepy.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there's County transportation staff who drive to 2100 one-per-SUV to plan the next phase of the County's 'car free diet'.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire all County Planning, Housing, Transportation, PR, and other staff who spend their days inflicting their New Urbanist religion on us when they aren't on ArlNow trashing anyone who doesn't go along with the program.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the Church of the New Urbanism Covenant, Bishop Mary Hynes Presiding. They worship the third Saturday of every month.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Supervisor Gross, we don't want a meals tax in Fairfax County either".

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

2100-2 you forgot to mention all the sub-Cults, the Bicycle Cult, the Doggie Cult, the Aquatics Cult, and so on.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guru Victor Hoskins is their Spiritual Advisor and Prophet.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on you making fun of peoples religion that way.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a religion, it's a belief system...abbreviated BS

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horses are being boarded on-campus by the children of County Staff who attend Congressional School, on Sleepy Hollow Road, 5 miles from Arlington.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Supervisor Gross, we can't afford Taj Mahal piblic schools like the Lexus Liberals in Arlington."

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where do you think County Staff and APS Staff who live in Fairfax County came up with the idea to make every Arlington Public School a Country Day School?

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you wondered, Senior County Planning Staff (CPHD, Transportation, Environment, Parks and Rec) earn $120,000 per year and up for making every neighborhood a smart growth redevelopment opportunity.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Gabriella said...

Well, I'm sorry, my daughter being able to board her horse at Congressional School is way more important than you Yuptards in Arlington being safe from smart growth gentrification.

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does all the growth have to be crammed into one tiny county?

 
At 25 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there are the Arlington County Planners who live on North 32nd Street.

 
At 26 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County Board Doesn't Listen...Except to Developers.

 
At 26 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Durant's Theorem of Social Control in Human Civilizations: People with the gold make the rules.

 
At 26 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, 15 months after we elected an Independent to the County Board we find the Independent votes the same way as his Democratic predecessor did.

 
At 26 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sleepy Hollow is full of large homes that are listing for $1.5 million and up, when they go on the market at all. The residents don't want to be f***** with by local pols.

 
At 27 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 15 months of an Independent on the County Board the Arlington Planning Commission had to be talked out of resigning in protest to the Rosslyn Sector Plan giveaway to developers last Monday.

 
At 27 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever Arlington "Planners" don't live in Fairfax County, Alexandria, DC, etc., live in North North-Arlington.

 
At 27 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

See any real diversity in the County Board's most-recent appointments to Arlington's advisory committees and commissions?

 
At 27 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there are the Super Nimby Arlington Planners who live just across the line in McLean.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Planner said...

Lee Highway Smart Growth Redevelopment? Pays the mortgage and then some on my $900,000 fixer-upper starter home in McLean.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real comment from an Arlington County Senior Planner today: "I grew up in Sleepy Hollow and Penny Gross is cool. We can f*** with your Arlington neighborhoods all we want to...just don't f*** with our and our parents' lives in Sleepy Hollow."

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to visit 2100 Clarendon Blvd. yesterday to straighten out personal property tax matters on 2 vehicles. There are artist renderings of the "vibrant" Courthouse mixed use redevelopment in the lobby. The artists got it right...Courthouse will be a congested mess, like Rosslyn.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a major league Equestrian program at Congressional School, 5 miles from Arlington.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous just another sheeple said...

Obviously Mason District is populated by infidels who don't respect the teachings of Guru Hoskins.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you liked the plans for streetcars moving down the middle of the Pike at 11 mph, you will love hundreds of bicycles moving down the middle of the Pike at 5 mph in five years.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction: Guru of Multi-Modal Gridlock Hoskins

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wondered where all the people who got kicked off ArlNow hung out on-line.

 
At 28 July, 2015 , Anonymous J.V. said...

"Mary, I can tell you've been reading that Yupette blog again".

 
At 29 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended the Park and Recreation Commission meeting last night. Neighborhoods are very concerned about in-fill urbanization and the loss of open space.

 
At 29 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement for County Board.

 
At 29 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time is overdue for a moratorium on development and redevelopment.

 
At 29 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried to talk with any of Arlington's so-called "Planners" about the massive urbanization they are "planning"? We're like children to them.

 
At 29 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who are responsible for problems turning into crises. Try Mary Hynes, Jay Fisette, and Walter Tejada.

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big fight Tuesday night at Fairfax County Government Center about Imposing Smart Growth on run down Seven Corners...where there were no upgrades in anything for the past 30 years.

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More of the Smart Growth 3-Step:

Step 1 - Allow a building, neighborhood, shopping plaza, etc., to become run down because of lack of maintenance and upgrades.

Step 2 - Point to the neighborhood, building, shopping plaza, etc., as being run down

Step 3 - Invite the REITs in to impose Smart Growth on the whatever it is that's run down.

Penny Gross has been Mason District Supervisor for how many years?

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I bought a single family home I avoided any commercial / residential area that was not well maintained and regularly upgraded...they are magnets for New Urbanist rodents.

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Urbanist REITs are rodents who move into neighborhoods the elected rodents ignored for decades and, with the planning rodents, drive the middle class out and bring the millennial rodents in.

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Penny Gross, Jay Fisette has been on a Board of Supervisors forever.

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the $1.9 million the County spent to demolish 3 affordable single family homes for less than an acre of parkland 19 small businesses could have been given zero interest $100,000 loans for makeovers.

 
At 30 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, 190 condo and single family homeowners could have been granted $10,000 no-interest loans for upgrades like new windows.

 
At 31 July, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did Jay Fisette ever do or say about upgrading older infrastructure?

 
At 01 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's all for preserving a few luxury enclaves like the one where he lives.

 
At 01 August, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For 18 years of Jay Fisette on the County Board the emphasis has been on the County funding more sports, recreation, and entertainment we now find ourselves in a 'crisis' over basic infrastructure.

 

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