Re: City of Fairfax Seeks School Bus Parking
Date: June 17, 2010 01:04PM
> Here is the correct information:
> Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 7 pm at the Veterans
> Amphitheater at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street,
> Fairfax, is a brief ceremony to swear in the new
> council and board. Open to the public and free
> light refreshments will be served.
> It appears that people are using the opportunity
> to assemble and express their concerns, and to
> gather information from those making the
> decisions. They hope there will be newspeople
> there to pick up the story.
> Apparently the Woodson community is very upset.
> They feel that Fairfax City is obligated to both
> provide and pay for the land as part of their
> contract to take over the Eleven Oaks site, and
> that FCPS is giving up the land and doing the
> design work for the City for free. Plus they
> don't want the bus lot to take away any green
> space and trees at Woodson.
> The City Manager's Office is sponsoring the
> ceremony and wants to know how many people might
> attend. They have nothing to do with the
> "informal meeting" and whether it takes place at
> the same time.
Of course they miss the fact that the City sold them the Eleven Oaks School for a dollar back when they originally transferred it to the County for their use. The City had to buy it back for what, $4M? There's some irony.
George Mason owns some nice property at the corner of Waples Mill and Braddock Rd that would be perfect for a site like that, and it is zoned for NO SEWER which means you could only develop property on it with a forced/pressurized sewer system. On the other hand, a large parking lot with some work facilities would be perfect. Also, Mason is getting use of some of the Eleven Oaks property to put up townhomes/condos for faculty use. As much as I like Woodson and that area, I think they need to go back with a push for either George Mason University or the County to come up with a better solution. The City has paid more than enough for the buses.
If you can’t model the past, where you know the answer pretty well, how can you model the future? - William Happer Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton University
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2010 01:04PM by Registered Voter.