Wednesday, November 2, 2016

County Board, Developers Recruiting More Churches for PTL Mixed-Use Redevelopment Deals

Hey, Yupette,

Your suburban neighborhood is not the only target of Libby Garvey and the County Board looking to make urbanization deals with Smart Growth developers. At least a dozen older church congregations with buildings in need of significant upgrades have been approached by developers. In addition to the Arlington Presbyterian Church's PTL (Pass The Loot) deal another deal is in the works for Central United Methodist Church. Other churches and religious organizations with buildings on large parcels are also being approached - Westover Baptist Church and the Knights of Columbus on Little Falls Road are two.

Talk about mixed-use urbanizing the suburbs. Your great-looking church gets torn down and the land Clarendoned along with the rest of the neighborhood.

Thanks for your blog.

Peter, 22205

9 Comments:

At 02 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprising. I've been in some church buildings that have received only the most basic maintenance for decades.

 
At 02 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First fact about New Urbanism: New Urbanism thrives on neglect and decay.

 
At 02 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst Smart Growth deal (so far) was the bailout of Forest City and Ballston Common Mall, where the County was complicit in the Mall's decay and neglect.

 
At 03 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new news --CPHD Planning is a bloated bureaucracy looking for more residential neighborhoods to re-develop.

 
At 03 November, 2016 , Anonymous former AED employee said...

Dump New Urbanist Wackos Vick Hoskins and Carol Mitten from County Government, ASAP.

 
At 03 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save the Georgetown Business District - build the Gondola.

 
At 03 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many churches with run down buildings? A dozen? Two dozen?

 
At 03 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, there is never any money to rehab old buildings, but plenty of money to tear them down and then cut a big corporate welfare check for some REIT.

 
At 04 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, a building that's more than 20 years old. Let's bulldoze it.

 

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