sending it out as an email to some concerned
citizens throughout the state watching what's
going on in South Florida with planning and
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Seriously, Davie as the home of a giant Federal building
with hundreds if not thousands of workers?
Wouldn't common sense environmental policy be better
served by a location near an actual or proposed home of
All new Federal agency offices in the Greater D.C. area
are required to be near a WMATA train station.
But naturally, this being South Florida, logic goes out the
window and we have to repeat mistakes that other cities
and areas have been avoiding for years.
Seriously, does the South Florida Regional Planning Council
know about thsi dopey plan?
As I've mentioned more than a few times here, I used
to live near the Ballston Metro station in Arlington County, VA,
which was located a block from the NSF (National Science
Foundation), the U.S. Fish & Wildlife HQ and many
That includes the people who guarantee your bank, the FDIC,
just a few blocks away, which happened to be right next door
to the GIANT grocery store I frequented.
Why would you not want to be even consider being integrated,
somehow into Tri-Rail and a future FEC commuter train?
This short-sighted move reminds me of when the headquarters
for USA Today/Gannett foolishly moved from their iconic
tower in downtown Arlington, two blocks from the Rosslyn
Metro station, across the river from Georgetown, and moved
to past Tyson's Corner.
Lots of their employees who lived near the HQ in Arlington
-as was the case with my then-girlfriend- got very
frustrated at suddenly having to drive thru grid-lock traffic
twice a day, instead of simply walking the 10-15 minutes
to work, or slightly longer if they were across Key Bridge
Instead of being relaxed when they rolled into work in the
morning, they were already highly-stressed.