Thursday, November 10, 2016

County Board Approves New Live Theater on Former Arlington Funeral Home Site

Hey Yupette,

Wonder why the County Board's closed meeting was so long Tuesday afternoon? Because the County Board made another deal for another new live theater. This one on the former Arlington Funeral Home site, at 3901 Fairfax Drive. This was a mixed use redevelopment deal that fell through ten years ago, then the funeral home was demolished, and the site's been used as a vehicle storage lot by Mercedes Benz of Arlington. County Board's deal on Tuesday revived a subsequent 2012 deal for a mixed use redevelopment of the site, including a live theater.

County Board plans to build at least two more live theaters, one in Courthouse and another in Four Mile Run / Nauck as part of a new performing arts zone to replace the present industrial uses.

As for which live theater group or groups would benefit, there is little doubt that the County Board's pet theater groups, Signature and Synetic will have major roles in the new theater's organization, management, and productions.

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13 Comments:

At 11 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another bailout opportunity, or two, or three, for Arlington taxpayers?

 
At 11 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, President-Elect Trump announced he wants to disband the Department of Education. How many good-paying inside-the-beltway jobs is that?

 
At 11 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard somewhere that if you complain about waste, fraud, and abuse via the new hotline your complaint goes to a committee. Which leads me to speculate whether the hotline itself is a total waste of time and money.

 
At 11 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are all Prozaced -- especially Libby -- that's why. Don't Worry. Be Happy.

 
At 11 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another 'done deal' that will be sent to the advisory commissions and civic associations for rubber-stamp approval. Right?

 
At 12 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does my street get repaved?

 
At 12 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another upscale group whose votes are purchased with tax dollars.

 
At 12 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we 'need' another live theater?

 
At 13 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What anti-anxiety drugs are they all taking? They are oblivious to anyone excecpt their pet people, corporations, and non-profits.

 
At 17 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news! This is nothing new.

 
At 18 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New news to Shirlington-Nauck residents who are being told that there's a huge shortfall of space for the performing arts and that all the commercial buildings along South Four Mile Run have to be bulldozed and replaced by performing arts infrastructure.

 
At 18 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Performing arts groups are hedo pigs.

 
At 19 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Arlington's commercial space vacancy rate is increasing.

 

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