Planning staff have addressed one major issue - the proposed shrinkage of Fairview Park - by getting the developer to agree to remove that from the plan. But many questions remain.
It's interesting that, for a project that is part of a public-private land swap with the County, only the required minimum of 12.5% affordable units is being demanded by planners. The Board and County Council last year approved a requirement of 15% affordable units in the Westbard sector plan area, which is nowhere near Metro.
|This is how much public/green space|
was recommended by residents and
planners in 2008
|...and here's what you're actually|
going to get. "Holy shrink ray, Batman!"
|Notice how the tree in the|
upper-right corner conveniently
blocks out the recessed upper floors
that will be seen from Spring Street?
|View from townhomes across|
Spring Street seems more distant
than the actual proximity