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Posted on 02/21/2013 7:43:39 PM PST by sdk7x7
All politics are local! The libs in Falls Church, VA are out in force! They oppose the conversion of a Post Office and vacant lot into a wonderful mixed use development, filled with rental apartments and a large Harris Teeter supermarket. Falls Church has the highest property taxes in Northern Virginia, in large part because of a lack of commercial properties.
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Should Falls Church approve the revised Harris Teeter project?
Mixed use refers to the fact that it will be commercial and residential in one building (which requires a waiver from the commercial-only zoning currently in place).
City is requiring a small % of Section 8 housing. 17 out of several hundred units, or something along those lines. Every new development in the area has to comply. The alternative—building massive “affordable housing” complexes—is even worse. This is the lesser of 2 evils, trust me.
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Don’t know 3.92%
Now that I’ve voted .. WHICH Post Office? The one on Rt 7 just West of Lee Hwy? How will they accommodate what one would anticipate as substantially increased traffic there?
Yes, that’s the Post Office. It hasn’t been used for retail operations for some time (the one further west on Rte 7 replaced it, with a much smaller footprint). The City’s planning website has the development details, including a traffic impact study which proposes changing the traffic light frequency to accommodate more cars.
As a side note, a NoVa transportation organization (forget the name) recently secured $100K in federal funding to study the traffic on Rte 7 from Alexandria to Fairfax and propose changes.
Doesn’t look good, FRiend:
Looks like the lefties are out on force on this one. Good luck.
Don’t know 3%
Seems to me like we could save a gazillion dollars if the government would quit paying out so much money on studies. Roads have maximum capacities like everything else in life. You can’t put three pounds of s**t in a bag designed to hold two pounds, doesn’t matter what you do to it or how much money you spend studying it.
I sometimes take Rte 7 from FC to Alex ... it is lengthy but sometimes faster than taking 66/110. Tho I often cheat and cut down Seminary.
The day I moved to DC, I drove Rte 7 from a then-newly opened stretch of Beltway to 7 Corners. There were only horse farms @ Tysons Corner; 7 Corners Center was the place for upscale shopping: Garfinckel’s/Woodies/Lord & Taylor. Times have sure changed.
BUMP. libs winning, ~60%-35%
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