Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Urbanism 2.0 'Community Facilities Study' Released


Hey Yupette,

County Board met with Parks and Rec Tuesday afternoon and discussed Parks and Rec's 'vision' for the next few years, essentially new 'pocket parks' across the county that would serve new residents of massive new mixed-use redevelopment.

County Board and School Board also met Tuesday night and discussed APS's latest demands for more classrooms and more tax dollars. Also, a new Lubber Run mixed-use facility, which would include office space for Parks and Rec, Pre-K classrooms for APS, and a small amount of indoor recreation and meeting space for community needs. Oh, and a much larger parking lot.

But the main event was the release and discussion of  the County's New Urbanism 2.0 'Community Facilities Study' by the County Board and School Board.

Chair of the Community Facilities Study Committee which produced the report is New Urbanist John Milliken who served on the Arlington Planning Commission during the 1970's, served on the County Board from 1981 to 1990, and served as Vornado's outside legal counsel from 1993 until he retired last year. So he spent the past 10 years helping Vornado figure out what to do about all those vacant buildings Vornado owns that he planned and voted to construct while he was on the County Board. LOL.

Vice-Chair of the Community Facilities Study Committee is New Urbanist Ginger Brown, the Planning Commission member who is tasked with imposing New Urbanism 2.0 on the Lee Highway corridor.

Usual group of non-resident New Urbanist County Staff who will not move to Arlington no matter how much they are paid and, therefore, suffer no consequences of New Urbanism, facilitated the Committee.

The Committee's Final Report is another New Urbanist charade. Reality was, is, and always will be that a small group of New Urbanists makes all the 'planning' decisions for the County in secret, together with New Urbanist developers, REITs, consultants, law firms, etc.

Arlington Community Facilities Study Final Report is on-line, just do a Web search.

Susan, 22201


37 Comments:

At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Milliken on Tuesday: "Growth is Good....We Need Growth...We Need More Growth."

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Milliken has been 'planning' in Arlington for 40 years, except for 3 years when he was Secretary of Transportation in Richmond.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most succinct description I've seen about the way Arlington's New Urbanist Covenant works.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Milliken was a poor kid who grew up in the Buckingham Apartments (Roosevelt New Deal project to provide affordable housing for the middle class) and his mother was a real deal New Dealer.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous former Dem - now Independent said...

Both John Milliken and his parents lived in Ashton Heights for many years when Ashton Heights was a middle class neighborhood.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...New Urbanism is a cult, quasi-religion, covenant, congregation, belief system, doctrine, missionary society, etc. If you are not a Believer they want nothing to do with you.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Primary New Urbanist Belief: PTL means Pass The Loot.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My two cents - Time to bring the FBI here to 'shoot the looters'.

 
At 12 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to provide formal notice that this blog is being monitored for insensitive speech and hateful comments.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, AY can't be insensitive to the wants of the $mart Growth Elitists who micro-manage us via the New Urbanist Cult.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County is being looted by people and corporations who don't live here. Rubber stamped by the County Board.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Urbanism is a Cult. New Urbanist Cult followers get angry at anyone and everyone who doesn't / don't go along. Report you to the police as a 'troublemaker' and worse.

They are angry at this blog because it monitors and reports their schemes and scams....like the yellow dog Democrats allowed to keep their kids in Arlington's schools after they move out of Arlington.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time County Staff were snickering in back of the County Board Room as John Milliken discussed this latest New Urbanist dogma with the County Board.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who doesn't go along with every aspect of 'vibrant' New Urbanism is ignored to the point you are invisible. No criticism allowed. This is scary.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Bluemont Res said...

Does it bother you that Arlington's neighborhoods are hiring legal counsel to defend their neighborhoods' quality of life against their own civic associations which are facilitators for 'Smart Growth' redevelopment? Sure bothers me.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous L O L said...

Where is that independent internal auditor?

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I hear the word "vibrant" spoken by anyone in County Government I instinctively reach to protect my wallet.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Dem Old Timer said...

Yellow Dog Democrats who began promoting New Urbanism thirty years ago all lived in Ashton Heights near John Milliken.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Independent Internal Auditor? County is trying to hire someone who won't call the FBI after his/her first week on the job.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County needs a cult deprogrammer before it needs an independent internal auditor.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it, corruption in this county is so pervasive the only two things that will do any good, at this point, are an FBI organized crime strike force and a federal grand jury.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yellow Dog Democrats are promoting New Urbanism everywhere inside the Beltway. Check out the Falls Church News-Press published by Nick 'Yellow Dog' Benton.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there's Alexandria New Urbanist Bill "As a Matter of Fact I AM a Developer" Euille, whose New Urbanist antics so turned of Alexandria residents that they voted him out of office. Of course he received more than 9.000 votes from New Urbanist Cult members in last week's elections.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Urbanism is a Cult. Bill Euille received more than 9000 write in votes from fellow New Urbanists.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we are supposed to be happy to see our suburban neighborhoods destroyed by New Urbanism?

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spell New Urbanism New Urbani$m and Smart Growth $mart Growth.

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the big deal and big delay in hiring an independent auditor?

 
At 13 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am monitoring Arlington's major political parties for false and defamatory accusations.

 
At 16 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'New Urbanism' is a social and economic ideology.

 
At 16 November, 2015 , Anonymous Suburban Not Urban said...

Which I don't want to have anything to do with. Leave our neighborhoods the hell alone.

County "Planning" Staff Nimbys: Go urbanize your own suburban back yards in Annandale, Burke, Springfield, McLean, etc.

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are worse than they were 2 years ago.

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the County's independent internal auditor will need the permission of a laundry list of people in County Government to conduct audits, why bother to hire someone?

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump Victor Hoskins. He's just building a Millennial Bubble that's going to burst during the next recession.

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board is worse than 2 years ago. Votes 5-0 to approve anything Victor Hoskins wants. Most recent was bailout of Forest City (owner and operator of the Ballston Common Mess) to the tune of $55 million.

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any doubt that Cristol and Dorsey will take up where Hynes and Tejada leave off?

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board has one closed meeting after another to discuss / approve neighborhood by neighborhood redevelopment.

 
At 18 November, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how is Forest City planning to keep the riff raff out of it's "vibrant community experience"?

 

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