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Old 01-26-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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As a resident of Arlington, I hope that the city realizes its full potential. I hope to see a mass transit system at some point and more residential development besides the few that we have seen in the last ten years like the Viridian area and new apartments in the downtown area. With the city being pretty much built out, it really doesn't have a choice but to grow vertical at this point.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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It’s going to be interesting. I always wondered about east abram where they are building new townhomes. (Bel Aire on abram) except there’s still a lot of homeless people walking up and down abram. Always thought it could have a lot of potential bc of its location. Unfortunately all the schools over there are really bad and I don’t see it changing on that side like it has by downtown.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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I'm hoping it doesn't become over grown. Having grown up in Farmers Branch, and spending plenty of time in the surrounding areas (Carrollton, Grapevine, Lewisville) I'm hoping Arlington doesn't repeat the mistakes of those areas and build over its remaining open green spaces. It's one of the reasons we moved here, rather than settle in N Dallas. So there's room to go besides up, but I'm concerned they'll ruin that.

I've been hearing noises about Arlington having mass transit since the 1980's. I don't see it happening. But if the term limits for Arlington gubmint hold, maybe they'll actually start listening to people who live here and do something about the mass transit issue. Some hold that it's only for (ahem) "undesirable" elements, but that's not true. It would be a huge boon to many students at UTA. As well, there are plenty of these so called undesirable people with vehicles, yet I know there are people who would choose public transport for various reasons. I know there are people who prefer it over their own vehicles, saving the mileage on their cars for trips out of town, or to places public transport won't go. Another one I've encountered are people who use (or would use) public when they go out to clubs and know they will be drinking.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:18 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I'm hoping it doesn't become over grown. Having grown up in Farmers Branch, and spending plenty of time in the surrounding areas (Carrollton, Grapevine, Lewisville) I'm hoping Arlington doesn't repeat the mistakes of those areas and build over its remaining open green spaces. It's one of the reasons we moved here, rather than settle in N Dallas. So there's room to go besides up, but I'm concerned they'll ruin that.

There are around 400,000 people living in Arlington and (believe it or not), it's the most densely populated municipality in DFW. So I don't know how much more "overgrown" it can get considering it's still a suburb.

And it's WAY past due time that they get a real form of public transportation.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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There are around 400,000 people living in Arlington and (believe it or not), it's the most densely populated municipality in DFW. So I don't know how much more "overgrown" it can get considering it's still a suburb.

And it's WAY past due time that they get a real form of public transportation.
Well, it's beyond easy to put up strip shopping, and other retail/business. I've been watching it here since I was a kid growing up in north Dallas in the 70's and 80's (and beyond). If there's an empty space, for crying out loud, it will be sold and something will be built on it. I've seen signs of it happening in Arlington. There was an empty field at Collins and Arbrook. For years it was just an empty field. About a year ago they broke ground and put some sort of retail building there.

Heck yeah it's way past due that there was a real form of public transportation here. This has been an issue since at least the 1980's. You'd have thought they'd have resolved it by now. Instead, Arlington is on it's third ball stadium in twenty years.

Frankly, we would have preferred Fort Worth, but the need for a decent school for our daughter drove us to Arlington. I think Arlington is kind of a mess, but it's better than Dallas. At least for us anyway.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:49 AM
 
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Southeast Arlington was hastily built with cookie cutter homes and shoddy construction that give all the design aesthetic that two shades of bricks can, and you can already see the bricks crumbling and the wood rotting on some of those homes. They'll probably be even cheaper for sale in the future. It will become the new suburban ghetto that america is headed towards in general over the next decades with the gentrification of the inner city and the movement of those people to places like Arlington. Only they'll be living in rows of two story rotted houses spanning a vast wasteland instead of apartments
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