Friday, June 01, 2012

The Community Strikes Back: Less Dense Makes Sense

Apologies the two consecutive posts on this subject, but this annoys me.

After concluding that "Leave the Zone Alone" wasn't an effective enough rhyme, The Community has regrouped following their most recent defeat and introduced new yard signs reading "Less Dense Makes Sense". I completely concur with the sentiment, though probably not with the exact meaning that was intended.

The implication of the group's non-functional URL ( that this development would somehow endanger the area's "greenness" is absurd. I myself reside in this neighborhood, and I can tell you with some certainty it has an abundance of large trees. I am reminded of this fact every time there is rain/snow/wind and a felled tree knocks my power out for days at a time.

While the property may indeed be surrounded by some older trees, most of it is covered with an ugly disused school, an unkempt sports field and the most non-green thing of all: a surface parking lot.

Clearing a few trees for this development would hardly affect the overall character of the neighborhood, and if the townhouse plan (below) is to be believed, the plot might even experience a net gain in trees.

Let's all chill out and worry about real issues that we can all agree on, like how City Place sucks. Everyone say it with me now: we're not gonna protest, we're not gonna protest...


Anonymous said...

"I completely concur with the sentiment, though probably not with the exact meaning that was intended."

lol, just made my afternoon. Thanks, Sligo.

Anonymous said...

How about this one...

"No more water main on wayne"

Seriously... for how long will the WSSC work on the intersection of Wayne and Fenton?

Yogi Chi said...

We definitely should be doing something about City Place...and now we have a huge H&M. smh

Lindemann said...

More Would Rule
At the School


Got a Jones
For More Homes

I give up. I guess The Community must be right because they have a better rhyme (even if my first reaction is "Yes, it would make sense if you were less dense").

djamesnm said...

How about...
"give a hoot"
"build some more midrange priced condos in the area please so we don't have to just have crazy high priced houses for some really nice people, but some other people, also quite nice, who don't have over $600K to spend right there....or else they will have to live in a boot"

yeah..put THAT on a button

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about the townhouse situation you keep writing about but can you go back to stuff about things to do in SS? Much more enjoyable instead of the snark about your neighbors. Of course it's your blog and some people may like that kind of thing but I'm afraid this wonderful blog which I've always enjoyed and is a great resource for SSpringers might be heading down the j utp road to irrelevance. Just sayin.

Patrick Thornton said...

I too support The Community being less dense.

Bravo for this moment of self awareness. It's not everyday that we see this level of introspection or intelligence from The Community.

Anonymous said...

Disagree strongly with Anon @Saturday 3:27 PM. I think your coverage of this issue has been great, and that your blog is leaps and bounds better than JUTP (which I no longer read because it became so useless).

RoseAG said...

Interesting arial photo. I hadn't realize the parcel was so big.

Anonymous said...

Also Disagree strongly with Anon @Saturday 3:27 PM. And Dan from JUTP cross posts on Greater Greater Washigton and gets a ton of responses, especially to his recent post on this very townhouse rezoning issue.

For those DTSSers who think the rezoning doesnt affect them, think again. We want better retail, restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc. To attract those kinds of businesses there must be a critical mass of pedestrians with disposable income to support them. Putting townhomes on this site brings more of those consumers to SS than single family detached homes.

Patrick Thornton said...

Anon is right. Even if you don't live right next to this new development this directly impacts you, Silver Spring and even our county.

Without more density, we cannot support more businesses, restaurants and other walkable attractions. More walkability and businesses will raise our property values and make Silver Spring a more desirable place.

This proposed development is much more desirable than an unused school or detached SFHs.

Every time a new development loses density it affects the rest of us. Silver Spring cannot become more desirable without more density in its core.

Anonymous said...

I'm just concerned about depriving future neighborhood children of the great sledding hill at Chelsea. So many memories.....

Sligo said...

My childhood sledding hill at Holy Cross is long gone.

Anonymous said...

a week after this post went up the Web site still isn't functioning. Oppostion--rule one for having your position accepted as legitimate: have your Web site up or don't advertise it

Anonymous said...

Try refresh.

Anonymous said...

Refresh isn't the problem. The site isn't up.

Mr. Wang said...

I am fine with the new EYA development and the new Citron apartments a block away. Hopefully it will give some businesses a second thought about opening in DTSS. And phuck H&M for not putting their shitty store in Shitty Place where it belongs.

Ashoka Packer said...

My brother suggested I would possibly like this blog.
He was entirely right. This put up actually made my day. You cann’t consider just how a lot time I had spent for this information! let me tell you your post is really very interesting...
packers and movers hyderabad

amine lahragui said...

I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. happy new year 2016 new year 2016 happy new year 2016 images feliz año nuevo 2016 feliz año 2016 imagenes de año nuevo 2016 happy new year images 2016 new year 2016 images new year images 2016

asds said...

Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
christmas Quotes
christmas messages

The OS Wars said...

Your Site Is Very Good and The Post is Well On Topic, Thanks for Sharing it with us.

New Movies Songs 2016
airlift akshay powerpack performance
los angeles is facing housing
Anne Hathaway Proudly Reveals
apple iphone 7 colors
Quetta Gladiators T20 Pakistan Super League 2016
love poetry in urdu 2016
New Video Songs 2016
royalty free electronic music 2016

Sweekruthi Sweety said...

happy mothers day 2016
mothers day quotes
mothers day messages

mothers day SMS
funny mothers day poems
advance happy mothers day

mother's day poems
happy mothers day wallpapers
happy mothers day photos

father's Day 2016
Happy Fathers Day 2016
Fathers day messages
Fathers day poems
Happy Fathers Day Quotes
Happy Fathers Day wishes
Happy Fathers Day Poems

Anonymous said...

happy holi 2016
happy holi
happy holi wishes
happy holi sms
happy holi quotes
happy holi messages

ssc results 2016
10th results 2016

10th results

blogku said...

Pengobatan Tradisional Kutil Kelamin Kutil jengger ayam bisa tumbuh dibagian kulit organ tubuh dimana saja, dan bila dibiarkan kutil ini akan terus menyebar dan meluas kebagaian organ tubuh lainnya Selengkapnya
Obat Ambeien Berdarah Penyebab penyakit ambeien adalah memiliki riwayat penyakit hipertensi. Penyakit hipertensi ini bisa disebut dengan penyakit darah tinggi, yang salah satu penyebabnya adalah faktor makanan. Jenis penyebab inilah yang bisa memicu terjadinya penyakit ini datang dan muncul Selengkapnya
Obat Wasir Herbal ciri ciri penyakit wasir adalah beberapa tanda tanda atau gejala wasir yang bisa memicu terjadinya wasir atau ambeien ini datang. Wasir adalah penyakit yang terjadi pada daerah anus atau dubur yang terdapat benjolan, akibat dari pembuluh darah yang bengkak. Selengkapnya
Keluar Nanah dari Kemaluan Laki Sekarang banyak kasus kencing nanah yang sudah kebal terhadap obat. Jika suami mengidap kencing nanah yang bandel, bisa jadi penyakit kencing nanahnya belum sembuh betul ketika memasuki perkawinan. Selengkapnya
Obat Sipilis di Apotik Cara mencegah dari penyakit ini adalah dengan cara menghindari hubungan sexs yang sembarangan dan harus selalu menjaga kebersihan. Kemudian ada juga obat sifilis yang tidak meniumbulkan efek samping, salah satunya bisa dengan daun pegagan. Selengkapnya
Kemaluan Pria Bernanah _ Jenis penyakit kencing nanah ada beberapa jenis. Hampir semuanya ditandai dengan keluarnya nanah dari saluran kencing. Kemaluan Bernanah
Beli Obat Kanker Serviks Stadium Lanjut _ penyuluhan mengenai kanker serviks masih jarang dilakukan. Padahal Yayasan Kanker Indonesi mencatat bahwa kanker serviks merupakan pembunuh nomber satu pada wanita. Obat Kanker Serviks Stadium Lanjut
Kumpulan Obat Kanker Usus Besar _ Sebagian besar pertumbuhan kanker usus besar ditimbulkan oleh tumbuhnya polip pada dinding lapisan usus besar. Namun, ada beberapa faktor penyebab kanker usus besar lainnya Obat Kanker Usus Besar

pankaj mishra said...


Hafiz Junaid said...

Hi Admin,

Great post indeed!
ACtually I visit your blog first time through someone blog. So I bookmakred this page for further usage.
Thanks for sharing such great content with us.

Happy Mothers Day Wishes 2016 | Happy Mothers Day Messages 2016 | Happy Mothers Day Quotes 2016 | Happy Mothers Day Sms 2016 | Happy Mothers Day Images 2016

Hafiz Junaid

(Jatin) said...

Happy Fathers day Special wishes To make Fathers Day Special. Fathers day wallpapers,Images,quotes,messages Wish your Father Today by sending these wishes..

Happy Birthday Status | Happy Birthday Wishes | Whatsapp Status

Maya Mukharjee said...

Thanks for sharing this Post, Keep Updating such topics.

maqbool azam said...

Check my status and visit my blog to wish your father on father's day.

Happy fathers Day Wishes 2016 | Happy fathers Day Messages 2016 | Happy fathers Day Quotes 2016 | Happy fathers Day Sms 2016 | Happy fathers Day Images 2016

maqbool azam

Gond Go said...

Happy Memorial Day Wallpapers parade wallpapers Soldiers wallpapers
Happy Memorial Day Images parade soldiers images
Happy Memorial Day 2016 thank you Images
Happy Memorial Day 2016 thank you wallpapers us army
Happy Memorial Day wallpapers parade soldiers thank you wallpapers images
Happy Memorial Day 2016 Messages Quotes
Happy Memorial Day 2016

Gond Go said...

Fathers day HD wallpapers
Fathers Day Wishes in Hindi
Fathers Day 2016 Images Greeting Cards
Memorial day 2016 messages
Memorial day Images with Quotes
Memorial day graphic printable pictures cards
memorial day quotes for fallen soldiers
Memorial day Thank you Soldiers US Army
Memorial day HD wallpapers images
Memorial Day Church Sign messages saying quotes
Fathers Day 2016 Wishes Messages
Fathers Day Wishes 2016
Happy Fathers Day Mesages In Hindi
Fathers Day Wallpapers Free Download
Fathers Day 2016 HD Wallpapers
Happy Fathers Day HD Wallpapers
Fathers day Wishes Messages In Hindi
Happy Fathers day 2016 Wishes
Fathers day 2016 Messages
Fathers day HD wallpapers Messages

Gond Go said...

Happy Fathers Day HD Wallpapers 2016
Wallpapers for Fathers Day HD 2016
Happy Fathers Day 2016 Images
Fathers Day Images 2016
Images for Fathers Day 2016
Pictures for Fathers Day 2016
Happy Fathers Day Pics 2016
Fathers Day HD Photos 2016
HD Photos for Fathers Day 2016
Fathers Day 2016 HD Pictures

Chandu Bobby said...

happy friendship day images, quotes, wallpapers, wishes, greetings everything is available here

Happy Friendship Day Quotes
Happy Friendship Day Messages
Happy Friendship Day wishes
Happy Friendship Day greetings
Happy Friendship Day images
Happy Friendship Day

Samantha Chaganti said...

Best Beauty Tips
Hair Care
Skin Care
Dry Hair
Weight Loss
Weight Gain

All the Latest News And Downloads Of Music
Latest Videos
Latest Ringtones
Babu Bangaram
Janatha Garage
Jr Ntr
Jantha Garage Stills

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
Happy Friendship Day
Happy Friendship Day Poems
Happy Friendship Day Quotes
Happy Friendship Day Status
Happy Friendship Day Images
Happy Friendship Day Messages
Happy Friendship Day Wallpapers
Happy Friendship Day

fast said...

Merry X-mas Images HD Wallpapers Christmas Merry Christmas Quotes Messages Xmas messages 2016 Xmas greeting cards printable cards for Merry Christmas Merry Christmas whatsapp status dp xmas profile pic Merry Christmas Facebook status dp xmas profile pic
New Year 2017 HD Wallpapers Images Download Happy New Year 2017 Messages Quotes wishes for facebook whatsapp New Year 2017 Animated Greeting Cards GIF printable pictures Happy New Year 2017 Whatsapp Status dp profile pic Happy New Year 2017 Facebook Status FB dp profile pic

fast said...

Merry Christmas Images HD Wallpapers Merry Christmas Quotes Messages Sayings 2016 Merry Christmas greeting cards printable cards Merry Christmas status for whatsapp dp Merry Christmas status for Facebook dp
Happy New Year 2017 Images HD Wallpapers Download Happy New Year 2017 Wishes Messages Quotes for friends Happy New Year 2017 Greeting Cards GIF Animated cards Whatsapp Status for Happy New Year 2017 whatsapp dp profile pic Facebook Status for Happy New Year 2017 FB dp profile pic

adidas nmd said...

ugg outlet
dolce and gabbana outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
ugg boots
ugg outlet
polo ralph lauren
michael kors handbags
cheap nike shoes sale
kate spade handbags

ankit kapor said...

Windows 10 is fairly new for some users, and the rest decliningrest declining this idea or considering that they have been fix connections to bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in windows 10 using it for a while now may want to get their facts checked with a developer.

Getit said...

Super information it is. Thanks for this kind of information imo for PC, viber for PC, Line for PC, Zapya for PC,