Today's column from Marc Fisher tackles the preservationist zealots of downtown Silver Spring and their irrational efforts to preserve the Falkland Chase apartments exactly as they are UNTIL THE END OF TIME. (You can read my take on this whole issue here.)
If you're too lazy to click through, here's some highlights:
"People recoil in horror at the idea that Falkland might be demolished" (emphasis mine)(Speaking of irrational, the fight for free parking at all MoCo libraries continues.)
Remarkably, preservationists have rejected offers by the developer to have two-thirds of the complex declared historic while the northern piece, almost surrounded by tall office and apartment buildings, is taken down to add density.
"Can you take a Michelangelo, rip off some of its corners and still retain its value?" (Falkland Chase = a Michelangelo? LOLZ!)
[T]he portion of the complex that the owners want to bulldoze consists of basic brick apartments surrounded mainly by parking lots.
UPDATE: I also recommend the related chat.