Regrettably, the Coalition for Smarter Growth expresses its opposition to the proposed amendments to the Adopted Southern Green Line Station Area Sector Plan and Endorsed Sectional Map Amendment. While we have testified in support of many helpful bills and resolutions that advance the County’s efforts to attract high quality investments around its Metro stations, we regret that this proposed overlay, while well-intentioned, is likely to do more harm than good …
The proposed new U.S. Route 460 is one project that does not make sense economically or environmentally, and we agree with your recent statements about the wisdom of halting further spending on this project pending careful reconsideration of its merits. We believe the new Route 460 proposal is clearly not in the best interests of the Commonwealth, and therefore urge you to take the further step of terminating this project.
The current Charlottesville “Bypass” proposal dates back decades, and has been widely recognized as an obsolete and ineffective project. It has generated enormous public opposition, and Taxpayers for Common Sense has repeatedly identified the proposal as one of the most wasteful and destructive highway projects in the country.
In keeping with those priorities, we are writing this joint letter to you to urge you to reject the McDonnell administration’s proposed Bi-County Parkway and associated North-South Corridor. The Bi-County Parkway is not just a road project — it is the project in Northern Virginia that would have the largest negative impact on the environment.