Friday, July 21, 2006

it's like those "ICC Study" signs never went up

The lingering disconnect between The Powers That Be, Those Holding The Purse-Strings, and The Little Guy continues in East County:

- According to the Examiner, The Intercounty Connector is coming as a surprise to one Silver Spring resident who bought property in the right-of-way only six months ago, when the route was selected last July. Well, if he happens to be near Route 29 as well, what's left of his land should be worth a whole lot.

- Local resident and planning gadfly Stuart Rochester demanded that the Planning Board reconsider preliminary plans to redevelop the forty-year-old Burtonsville Shopping Center, but was quickly shut down. The developer says Rochester wanted to see a tenant listing for the proposed "town center" that has barely entered the design phase.

Don't worry, Stu. Our beloved Dutch Country Farmers' Market isn't dead yet.

1 comment:

Sligo said...

"But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well, as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display on the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard.'"