Letters to the Editor: Don’t Ruin Our Community With Big Development

May 24, 2018 12:24 PM0 comments

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Letters to the Editor: May 24 – 30, 2018

 

Don’t Ruin Our Community With Big Development

Editor,

When Falls Church City first made mention of trying to get the Amazon HQ2 Project for the land now occupied by Falls Church schools, they stated in your newspaper that since this property was at their far north border, it would have little impact on the citizens of Falls Church City. What about the impact on those of us who own property and live in the Fairfax part of this area? Now we have a coalition of Falls Church City, Fairfax County and the WMATA stating they will work together to develop this property. Our quiet neighborhood, and maybe our shopping mall owned by Federal Realty, will be very badly affected if some monstrous building bringing in thousands of workers daily is built here.

Our area is already seeing hundreds of townhouses built or being planned for the Broad Street-Rt. 7 /Haycock area without taking into account how these residents will enter Broad Street/ Rt. 7 safely. Our schools are crowded. Traffic accidents at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Broad have already increased. We hear there are townhouses planned for part of the property owned by the Lutheran church at Rt. 7 and Idylwood, and now more for the property around West Falls Church Metro Station. All this impacts our lives and our Fairfax schools.

Is Fairfax County aware that we live here? That we bought here because of the quiet neighborhoods?

Let Falls Church City build a new high school. But don’t ruin our community.

Eileen Bogdanoff

Falls Church

 


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