Letters to the Editor: September 1 – 7, 2016
Problems Come With New City of F.C. Development
I take great issue with your Editorial last week regarding the much lauded development for the little city.
Indeed it is very clear that the people who love the new development are the ones who are benefiting and not those who have to deal with the problems. You talk at great length about how the proud flagship Harris-Teeter is welcoming a whole new world of shopping enjoyment and those living nearby will directly benefit with great bags of money thanks to increased property values! Ha! You’ve got to be kidding me. I doubt that those living directly around the monstrosity would agree that their property values have increased. And at what cost is all of this development removing from the community?
Gridlock is already occurring on Broad Street and the blame rests solely on the shoulders of the city leaders. Little city; you’ve got to be kidding me. Development comes first, traffic mitigation last, good planning is never taken into consideration. Service and delivery trucks are now routinely parking on Broad Street and blocking lanes of travel. I worry about what is going to happen when the snow comes and nature removes a lane of travel, then what? The congestion on Washington has been bad for years and will continue to increase, but nothing has ever been discussed about correcting the problems caused by Falls Church. What’s next, a toll booth?
Stan H. King
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