Plans for Fifth Street Station Raise Environmental Concerns

Monday, neighbors are asking the supervisors to take a step back and consider the mall's effect on the environment. Full Story
Fools Gold

Scottsville, VA

#1 Feb 4, 2013
My biggest environmental concern is that people who live on this end of town have to burn a pile of gas to get to adequate services and shopping.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 4, 2013
Always the alterior motive. Who owns this land and who is trying to develope it? Money money money. Of course current property owners want to protect the value of their homes too.
One Man

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 5, 2013
Spare no effort to the end of sacrificing the environment on the altar of Capitalism, to its deity, Almighty Gold.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 5, 2013
Ah, the classic NiMBY. "Well, we want [insert proposal here], but we also want our [insert interest* here] protected."

*interests can include: property/property value, quality of living, scenic view, quiet neighborhood street(s), way of life, freedom to run pyramid schemes out of our basements, etc.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 5, 2013
One Man wrote:
Spare no effort to the end of sacrificing the environment on the altar of Capitalism, to its deity, Almighty Gold.
Says the man who already has a Wegman's in his city.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 5, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
<quoted text>
Says the man who already has a Wegman's in his city.
nice call

we don't quite have every chain in existence here in cville yet
Andy

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 5, 2013
Try living down 5th street. The food lion is awful! IN fact, there is no good shopping anywhere within a 3-4 mile radius of this area. Bring the Wegmans in and bring it now!
Eville

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 5, 2013
We will all still be living in caves still if this population were around back then.
rocktown

Harrisonburg, VA

#9 Feb 5, 2013
If C'ville doesn't want another mall then we'll gladly take it!

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#10 Feb 5, 2013
One Man wrote:
Spare no effort to the end of sacrificing the environment on the altar of Capitalism, to its deity, Almighty Gold.
I bet the home you live in was once a wooded area. Hypocrite!

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#11 Feb 5, 2013
sez you wrote:
Always the alterior motive. Who owns this land and who is trying to develope it? Money money money. Of course current property owners want to protect the value of their homes too.
You really have no idea how the real estate market works do you?
sez you

Richmond, VA

#12 Feb 5, 2013
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>You really have no idea how the real estate market works do you?
Oh its tuff, one need only look back at how Wendell Wood and his buddy Hurt destroyed the 29N corridor all in the name of progress. If you visit other areas in other states you will find that developers here get away with murder. It goes all the way up the ladder to those who are trying to block the bypass.
Clean-em-up

Palmyra, VA

#13 Feb 5, 2013
You know who destroyed the 29 corridor? The idiots who keep trying to block a BYPASS around it. Every other town up and down 29 has a bypass, but nooooo, not Charlottesville. Let's route all the traffic between Lynchburg and DC straight through town... yeah, that's a great idea. These are the same kind of people who hold up progress on projects like the Meadow Creek Parkway and this 5th street project. Oddly enough, they call themselves "progressives". Let's progress right back to the stone ages...
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Feb 5, 2013
Clean-em-up wrote:
Let's route all the traffic between Lynchburg and DC straight through town... yeah, that's a great idea.
and thank you for your patronage
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Feb 5, 2013
Andy wrote:
Try living down 5th street. The food lion is awful! IN fact, there is no good shopping anywhere within a 3-4 mile radius of this area. Bring the Wegmans in and bring it now!
The clientel is the problem, not the store. It's gonna be an uphill battle to preserve the appeal of Wegmans in that area.
sez you

Richmond, VA

#16 Feb 5, 2013
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>
The clientel is the problem, not the store. It's gonna be an uphill battle to preserve the appeal of Wegmans in that area.
Heaven forbid you should speak the truth here.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#17 Feb 5, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Oh its tuff, one need only look back at how Wendell Wood and his buddy Hurt destroyed the 29N corridor all in the name of progress. If you visit other areas in other states you will find that developers here get away with murder. It goes all the way up the ladder to those who are trying to block the bypass.
I know this state like the back of my hand as it pertains to developers and the various commercial projects that I have followed from the concept phase through it's completion. I also have first hand knowledge of what the housing values were before and after those projects. So tell me this; what exactly are you accusing Mr. Wood and Mr. Hurt of destroying along the 29N corridor?
Eville

Moneta, VA

#18 Feb 5, 2013
I think the 29 corridor is pretty well planned and executed. The ARB even though they are a pain in the acees, has kept our town looking pretty decent compared to what's out there. I been out there. I knowz it.
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Oh its tuff, one need only look back at how Wendell Wood and his buddy Hurt destroyed the 29N corridor all in the name of progress. If you visit other areas in other states you will find that developers here get away with murder. It goes all the way up the ladder to those who are trying to block the bypass.

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