Sunday, March 08, 2009

Washington, D.C. Unanimous Cave In On Route Chock

D.C. City Council votes unanimously to subvert transport corridor chock in total violation of post 911 evacuation route concerns, approving 'Brookland Small Area Plan' that shoehorns development to even block adding a single northbound track.

From Greater, Greater, Washington:

The DC Council's Committee of the Whole approved the Brookland Small Area Plan this morning. Technically, they just placed a resolution on the calendar to approve the plan, with some comments; the full Council will vote on the plan later today. However, after this vote, final passage is overwhelmingly likely. Update: The plan passed unanimously.


What was the vote? Was it unanimous or was their some diversity of opinion, debate??

by Douglas Willinger on Mar 3, 2009 11:34 am (link)

Unanimous on a voice vote.

by David Alpert on Mar 3, 2009 11:41 am (link)

That's some government.

That is utterly consistent with my experience when I was promoting the Alexandria Orb and the preservation of the proposed Washington Street Urban Deck.

It was proposed to cover 1,100 feet of the Beltway but which was cut back by some 80% to trade away the funds for things as prettier sidewalks along and around the Prince Street area, voted unanimously by the Alexandria City Council in Dec 2000 and by USNCPC in March 2001.

See more at my blog 'A Trip Within the Beltway' under the tag "Alexandria Orb"

by Douglas Willinger on Mar 3, 2009 12:00 pm (link)

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