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Old 08-30-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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More jobs sucked out of Maryland. That is not good at all.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Just ran across something on the internet, that I found to be interesting if not just plain laughable.

I did not know that Eastover Shopping Center has a website, but apparently it does: EASTOVER SHOPPING CENTER - Oxon Hill, MD, 20745

Now for those that have been in this shopping center, ask yourself, when was the last time you seen people that look like the people in the upper right hand corner in that shopping center? Are they trying to tell us that is a changing of the guard or is this honestly just a complete misrepresentation of the area?
Wow, lol! I just saw this and that entire page is unrealistic. It is as if gentrification has already taken place there.
BTW - that site domain is for sale.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:12 AM
 
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Yeah I'm starting to wonder how good of an idea it maybe. If they can secure something like that then at least they are guaranteeing some traffic to that area, but I think if they tried to make it a predominantly retail area, it would fail. The thing about that particular part of MD, is it has a lot of shopping options and it would be difficult to find something unique that would draw people to that area that otherwise wouldn't just go to what's closer to them. I mean you have Columbia Mall, Anne Arundel Mills, and Downtown Silver Spring. They need to definitely try to build it with having stable foot traffic in mind first before trying to think about retail, which is what I've heard people say they want to see there.
The key word is "I think". Now the Question is why do you want Upscale Retail to Fail in Prince Georges County especially since Prince Georges County does not have the same Upscale Retail Diversity that Fairfax County and Loudoun County has in which the True Prince Georges County Tax Payers have been begging to get for over 25 years???????????
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:19 AM
 
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I'm pretty suspect of the GSA myself. But hey, if they want to move the jobs to WV, that's on them. To me, I'm surprised that they are leaving Hyattsville. That place is really coming together as a transit oriented development. This will have to stop eventually. Because they are running out of excuses.
Soo much for the argument of businesses moving near Transit Centers which further proves my point that anyone that criticizes any New Development of Office(Businesses)/Upscale Retail Development in Prince Georges that is not near existing Transit systems are dong so out of being anti-Progressive against Prince Georges County competing against Office(Business)/Upscale Retail Rich Northern Virginia........
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:29 AM
 
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I think south PGC is most likely destined to remain a sleepy suburban community. I don't think most residents along 210 from Ft Washington down to Charles county want more traffic and sprawl than they already have. There are plenty of options for grocery shopping in the area and most residents are happy to do their big ticket shopping away from the area. I am not a zero growth proponent but the infrastructure is already lost for that region. The same is true for the Piscataway area south of Millers farm. Road maintenance in those parts of the county is non existent and laughable. I drove down to Port Tobacco yesterday on PGC back roads and the difference between PGC and CC is very evident.
I Highly Doubt that.......

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The Oxon Hill to Marlow heights region - I'll use St Barnabas Road as a corridor - is a line of mini strip malls, liquor stores, fast food joints with a very few large merchants thrown in the mix. It would require a fleet of bulldozers and other wrecking equipment to raise just that road and clean up the present atmosphere. The question that remains...what do you do with the vacant space? Is there a group of people - merchants and residents - with petitions to do something with the space other than build more unneeded churches? The area surrounding Rt 5 north from 495 to the DC line isn't a shining jewel but what can happen there and who will fit the bill? That would be a great location for federal office space as the Metro is nearby - Naylor Road and Branch Ave - as is 495/Suitland Parkway.
One thing about any improvements is the property taxes we are already strapped with will surely skyrocket when any steps are taken. High taxes/insurance/utilities is one reason many leave the state. Why push more out?
Taxes are much Higher in PG County than Fairfax County and Loudun County........

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Northern PGC is already doing better as it abuts MOCO and DC where an infrastructure has existed for years. Bowie is a different state compared to southern PGC. I don't think the south part of the county will turn to Detroit, MI but I don't see it becoming Fairfax either.
Infrastructure is the key to any development and the county and state let that ball drop decades ago. Preservation of the Potomac and Chesapeake play a large part of it but the same would hold true if near any other large natural area.
So basically the anti-Highway movement of the 1970's was done out of the secret agenda to keep Prince Georges County and Eastern Montgomery County Depressed under Northern Virginia in Business/Economic/Revenue Wealth which explains why Virginia gets away with building soo many Highways while it takes Maryland 60 years to build one 18 mile toll road.........
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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Just ran across something on the internet, that I found to be interesting if not just plain laughable.

I did not know that Eastover Shopping Center has a website, but apparently it does: EASTOVER SHOPPING CENTER - Oxon Hill, MD, 20745

Now for those that have been in this shopping center, ask yourself, when was the last time you seen people that look like the people in the upper right hand corner in that shopping center? Are they trying to tell us that is a changing of the guard or is this honestly just a complete misrepresentation of the area?
haha wow! a complete misrepresentation. i was just there a couple weekends ago for the first time in a long time. i use to live in Park Forest apts off audrey lane in high school, area still looks the same.
i dont think the eastover/glassmanor area will be changing anytime soon. the single family homes in forest heights have always had a large filipino presence tho, not sure if its still like that.

Central pg county, capitol heights/seat pleasant doubt much change will occur. The Largo area has alot of land for development and an attractive median income level, the only deterrent for some development groups is the lack of racial diversity. Bowie seems to be content with what they have, as they should be its a great area.. same for upper marlboro

Northern PG - i admit i dont know much about aside from going to pg plaza but it seems like that side of town is on the up and up.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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haha wow! a complete misrepresentation. i was just there a couple weekends ago for the first time in a long time. i use to live in Park Forest apts off audrey lane in high school, area still looks the same.
i dont think the eastover/glassmanor area will be changing anytime soon. the single family homes in forest heights have always had a large filipino presence tho, not sure if its still like that.

Central pg county, capitol heights/seat pleasant doubt much change will occur. The Largo area has alot of land for development and an attractive median income level, the only deterrent for some development groups is the lack of racial diversity. Bowie seems to be content with what they have, as they should be its a great area.. same for upper marlboro

Northern PG - i admit i dont know much about aside from going to pg plaza but it seems like that side of town is on the up and up.
That area is a slum and nothing in the horizon is going to change that. The homes west of Indian Highway are nice and as you point out have always been heavily Filipino. I've always wondered where they send their kids to for school though?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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That area is a slum and nothing in the horizon is going to change that. The homes west of Indian Highway are nice and as you point out have always been heavily Filipino. I've always wondered where they send their kids to for school though?
oh they were all through Oxon Hill High.. they stick to their selves tho as you can expect smh
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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I Highly Doubt that.......



Taxes are much Higher in PG County than Fairfax County and Loudun County........



So basically the anti-Highway movement of the 1970's was done out of the secret agenda to keep Prince Georges County and Eastern Montgomery County Depressed under Northern Virginia in Business/Economic/Revenue Wealth which explains why Virginia gets away with building soo many Highways while it takes Maryland 60 years to build one 18 mile toll road.........

You singled me out for some reason and your replies are cryptic.

I have no idea what you imply by - "the anti-Highway movement of the 1970's was done out of the secret agenda to keep Prince Georges County and Eastern Montgomery County Depressed under Northern Virginia in Business/Economic/Revenue Wealth which explains why Virginia gets away with building soo many Highways while it takes Maryland 60 years to build one 18 mile toll road" - that's crazy talk.

VA was always pro highway; they had one of the best road systems in the area. For some reason, MD was always rebuilding BW parkway or Rt 50 rather than focusing on other needs. VA's grand highway program shut down in the late 80s until they decided to rebuild their half of the beltway over the past few years. They redid the 395 interchange, Rt 1/495 interchange and others that aren't yet completed. Why won't MD take on that kind of project? It would surely benefit the entire state as 495 is part of the busiest arteries in the USA, I-95, and runs through two of the most important counties in the area, if not the state - PGC/MOCO - and onto points north, Baltimore being chief among them.

NOVA was never as populated as MD during the 60s-80s so there was a lot more open land to build roadways out into what is now their suburban jungle; they built an infrastructure before their housing boom took off. MD was behind the 8-ball as urban sprawl had already taken root and that kind of road expansion isn't easily accomplished when the entire region has already been turned into housing developments interconnected by small back roads.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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You singled me out for some reason and your replies are cryptic.

I have no idea what you imply by - "the anti-Highway movement of the 1970's was done out of the secret agenda to keep Prince Georges County and Eastern Montgomery County Depressed under Northern Virginia in Business/Economic/Revenue Wealth which explains why Virginia gets away with building soo many Highways while it takes Maryland 60 years to build one 18 mile toll road" - that's crazy talk.

VA was always pro highway; they had one of the best road systems in the area. For some reason, MD was always rebuilding BW parkway or Rt 50 rather than focusing on other needs. VA's grand highway program shut down in the late 80s until they decided to rebuild their half of the beltway over the past few years. They redid the 395 interchange, Rt 1/495 interchange and others that aren't yet completed. Why won't MD take on that kind of project? It would surely benefit the entire state as 495 is part of the busiest arteries in the USA, I-95, and runs through two of the most important counties in the area, if not the state - PGC/MOCO - and onto points north, Baltimore being chief among them.

NOVA was never as populated as MD during the 60s-80s so there was a lot more open land to build roadways out into what is now their suburban jungle; they built an infrastructure before their housing boom took off. MD was behind the 8-ball as urban sprawl had already taken root and that kind of road expansion isn't easily accomplished when the entire region has already been turned into housing developments interconnected by small back roads.
You're wrong. It's some grand cabal by VA to keep MD down. MD's attitude to business and taxation policies has nothing to do with it. Sarcasm switch now re-engaged and I'm back to normal.
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