Wednesday, July 28, 2010

what's up the pike: hippie-crits?

Chompy and Hippie Guitarist
- William Smith at Montgomery Sideways "just didn't have the time" to participate in the years-long design process for the new Silver Spring Library, but somehow can piss everyone off by knocking those who support a proposed pedestrian bridge to the library AND the Purple Line, who he calls "Hippie-crits."

"People are willing to spend almost $2 Billion on a train, but don’t care about the community’s ability to walk there," he says. I think people who support public transportation would support more sidewalks. Don't you? William might want to check out our three part series on the new library's design before making further comment.

- The County Council's approved the Purple Line Master Plan, which lays out how the 16-mile light-rail line will travel across Montgomery County. This brings the Purple Line one step closer to a projected completion in 2016.

- Tonight at 6:30, there's a meeting to discuss the new ban on skateboarding in Veterans Plaza at the Civic Building, located at Fenton and Ellsworth.

- And tomorrow, the new Chick-Fil-A on Tech Road opens at 6am.

Last, but not least:

- Good Eatin' reviews Italian subs in Wheaton and beyond.

- From the Gazette: Discussion begins on the redevelopment of Glenmont Shopping Center. Scroll down to read local residents' two cents, thanks to the paper's brand-spanking-new commenting system. (It's about time!)

- Speaking of which: say goodbye to hyperlocal news at the Gazette, according to this internal e-mail posted at Maryland Politics Watch.


Patrick said...

I am no expert on the new library design, but from what I have seen, it looks like it would be easy to walk to and get in on the ground floor. Aren't the first few floors for a cafe and art work? The library itself isn't on the first floor, but I was under the impression that it was easy to get into the building itself on the ground floor.

It's a multi-story, multi-purpose building. I'm not sure why the library would have to be the first thing you enter. As long as it is easy to get into the building and then get to other floors, I don't see the issue.

Now, I do agree with him that the pedestrian bridge basically says that this library is for people who drive to it and not for the actually community it is located in. People who live in the DTSS area will not be driving to it. I don't think it makes any sense to build a building for people who don't live in the area. They won't be the main users of this building.

hockeypunk said...

what was the deal with the tent-city at tech rd yesterday? did that have something to do with the chick-fil-a opening this morning?