Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Smart Growth II - Gutshall Will Be C.Z. on Steroids

Hey, Yupette,

Think Chris Zimmerman was/is a fanatic for Smart Growth? Wait until you see what Erik Gutshall has planned when he's on the County Board.

Right now Erik's the Chair of the Planning Commission and rubber stamps any and all plans for mixed-use redevelopment. Never mind the County's car-free diet is a more-car diet, never mind affordable housing is for people who earn $50,000 to $80,000 a year and costs $200,000 to $300,000 per affordable unit. Erik and the other Smart Growth Cult members on the P.C. only care about enriching their fat cat Democrat corporate cronies, as anyone can see from what they've approved.

That's now. In the near future Erik and the Smart Growth Cult's VIPs are going to bring Smart Growth to your quiet residential neighborhood in the form of all types of so-called Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADs. These will range from the home next to yours being converted into a boarding house, a Bed and Breakfast, a dormitory for college students, a dormitory for interns, a daycare facility for between 5 and 30 children, a granny cottage in the back yard, another granny flat in the basement, live-work offices use for business with up to 20 employees, and other uses yet to be determined.

Who will get the gold mine from all that? Besides Young Plutocrats emulating their elders (e.g., Bill and Hill)? None other than Erik Gutshall and his residential construction firm, Clarendon Home Services. Erik's firm is already involved in luxury upgrades to small homes in older neighborhoods. Erik stands to make a fortune from Smart Growth II if he's on the County Board and the County Board approves infilling older neighborhoods with any and all types of ADs.

BTW, the other three Democrats running in the Caucus are also Smart Growth Cult VIPs. So yeah, I'm going to attend the Caucus, sign the stupid pledge, write-in Audrey Clement, and leave. You should too if you want to continue living in a suburban residential community, rather than an urbanized mess.

Ted 22205

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Erik should change the name of his company to "Clarendon Housing Corporation" and start getting in on big mixed-use gentrification projects with AHIF funding.

fed up Dem said...

Erik is a typical Young Plutocrat. He's a Democrat who dislikes poor people and a small business owner who dislikes small business.

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact, Erik is one of the people on the Committee packed with Smart Growth Boosters that's facilitating ADs.

Anonymous said...

What's really appalling -- Everyone who makes Smart Growth "planning" decisions either doesn't live in Arlington or lives in a neighborhood of Arlington off-limits to Smart Growth.

Anonymous said...

Erik: "Conflict of Interest"? What's a "Conflict of Interest"?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Erik gets to own Reeves Farmhouse in return for a major renovation?

Anonymous said...

Again, Arlington's another one-party regime, like China, that's embraced the worst aspects of Capitalism to be used for social, economic, and environmental governance.

Anonymous said...

Reeves Farmhouse ownership won't be announced until November.

Anonymous said...

Another Smart Growth Booster who lives in DC and nowhere near Smart Growth just got promoted to be a County VIP Smart Growth Executive Planner.

Anonymous said...

Democratic Caucus is a charade. Some people are voting all three days.

Anonymous said...

Conformance to New Urbanism / Smart Growth enforced by the Arlington Democratic Party and the Arlington Police. Just like China.

Anonymous said...

County Board is holding a community meeting about ADs this Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Erik and his company, the future "Clarendon Housing Corporation", will make tens of millions from the County Board re-purposing residential neighborhoods for ADs.

Anonymous said...

County Board Community Meeting regarding Accessory Dwellings will be held at Key Elementary School, 2300 Key Blvd., at 10 AM on Saturday May 13th.

Anonymous said...

Planning Commission will take up a GLUP (General Land Use Plan) change to massively increase the density of the 11th at Vermont neighborhood in Ballston at the P.C. meeting held in the County Board Room at 6:45 PM on Thursday, May 11th. At least 400 neighborhood residents have signed a petition opposing the proposed GLUP change.

Anonymous said...

The County is a freaking mess on its way to being a total disaster. While residents have to form co-ops to bring solar and affordable housing that's actually affordable to the County, the Urban Village Idiots who run the County can't spend enough on Taj Mahal sports, recreation, entertainment, education infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

ALL the Smart Growth in-fill redevelopment decisions are made by either non-residents or residents who have opted their neighborhoods out of Smart Growth redevelopment, e.g., Jay Fisette and Ashton Heights.

Anonymous said...

I want to know if Erik Gutshall's company has commercial clients (e.g. real estate trusts) that have submitted neighborhood redevelopment plans to Arlington DES.

Anonymous said...

Another so-called Democrat who will serve his own interests on the County Board.

Anonymous said...

C.Z. on steroids? No fooling. C.Z. only made a few thousdand a year from lubbying for Smart Growth (while he was on the County Board). Erik Gutshall stands to make millions from Accessory Dwellings construction.

Anonymous said...

Erik Gutshall and "Missing Middle"? Translation: Your quiet suburban neighborhood gets packed with people, vehicles, activities, and events, to the point if you leave and return after 5 years you won't recognize it.

Anonymous said...

Home improvement services industry in this area is highly competitive. I would like to know how much Erik pays his employees.

Anonymous said...

Guess who's on the committee that is determining what types and how many ADs are going to go where? Erik and his Yellow Dog campaign contributors.

Anonymous said...

Guess what happens to Erik's current home in Lyon Park after he moves to Reeves Farmhouse next year?

Anonymous said...

Most of Erik's employees make less than $15 per hour and don't qualify to live in any of the County's AHIF-subsidized "affordable" housing.

Anonymous said...

Plus your neighborhood park becomes an urban multi-purpose sports, recreation, outdoor activity area for 4 other neighborhoods that have paved plazas surrounded by restaurants and retail for "parks".

Jeff said...

This is all Total Bullshit. Arlington has become the New Urbanism Epicenter of a region stretching out at least 50 miles. Urban Village Idiots, like Jay Fisette, have been funding Arlington as a multi-jurisdiction program-project provider for 20 years. At tremendous cost to taxpayers. Why the fuck do we have to build all the upscale public swimming pools for everyone else in the region?

Anonymous said...

Erik Gutshall's "Missing Middle" housing will include multiple un-related families in single family detached homes.

Anonymous said...

Meeting tomorrow at Key School will be another charade. County Board decided months ago to pack neighborhoods with people earning 20% to 40% of area median income because all the so-called "affordable housing" program is doing is making affordable housing providers e.g., APAH rich and filling AHIP-funded affordable housing with creative class Millennials earning $75,000..

Anonymous said...

So, that means some of Erik's low-wage employees can afford to live in ADs in Arlington. Meaning what? Erik buys and renovates and converts older single-family detached hones into boarding houses for his low-wage workers?

Anonymous said...

What else is new in Arlington? Erik Gutshall is another greedy second-generation Yuptard.

Anonymous said...

Anyone considering staying in or moving to Arlington for the next few years should seriously consider what the quality of life is going to be in 2022 when there will be 15,000 more residents and 20,000 more vehicles in this tiny county. To pack as many people into Arlington as the Smart Growth promoters want means massive mixed-use redevelopment of residential neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Do a Web search on "Clarendon Home Services" to see where Erik is taking this. He's going to make millions from building ADs aka basement apartments for the "missing middle" that people like Jay Fisette gentrified out of the County.

Anonymous said...

How many small homes has Clarendon Home Services already made unaffordable to the "Missing Middle"?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many caucus attendees wrote-in Audrey Clement.

Anonymous said...

Does winning the caucus mean Erik gets to buy the Reeves Farmhouse?

Anonymous said...

I am 55 and thought I would be happy living here for many more years. But I don't have $650 more every year to pay taxes for a subway system and school system no one in my family uses.

Anonymous said...

Seen Erik'S Lyon Park neighborhood lately? Crumbling streets, Third World street lighting. He was civic association president for how many years?