Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Abdo New York LLC Lost and Gone Forever


Its funny to think that even after development plans have been pronounced dead, after they've left our tangible world and been abandoned by their mortal purveyors, they apparently live on in planning-review purgatory. But today the ghosts of Abdo’s long-forgotten Arbor Place plans, and overly ambitious project calling for as many as 3,500 residential units, 148,120 s.f. of retail, and 4,294 parking spaces, were vanquished forever from the planning process, as the Zoning Commission dismissed the case with a unanimous vote of 6-0 after developers played hooky to the second of two subsequent hearings last week. May this lost density rest in peace.

5 comments:

IMGoph on Dec 22, 2010, 9:58:00 AM said...

a monument to this should be placed next to whatever bulk-item aisle in the walmart that will stand at the center of the development to come.

remind people of what could have been...

Anonymous said...

I think that its the planning/zoning,ANC or land development authorities that need to be haunted about what could've and should've been. I'm pretty sure that there are enough residents and businesses that are pissed at the original proposed plans vs. what is to come of this land in that area. Tragedy

Anonymous said...

it's so funny to think that a while back almost everyone who saw the original plans for that development were dissin' it left and right.
Now you fucktards get a Wal Mart instead. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

And it was rightly 'dissed'. 3500 units in that location was a hair-brained idea, Abdo. The low-income housing project that followed was even worse, I'm glad it failed.

Anonymous said...

Stupid project from the beginning. Abdo thought he was omniscient, guess he's not.

 

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