Monday Morning Notes

by RestonNow.com May 14, 2018 at 9:00 am 6 Comments

Good news for Caps fans — “On the Silver Line, the last train will leave Metro Center at 12:27 a.m. heading to Largo Town Center and at 12:21 a.m. heading to Wiehle-Reston East… Game 3 starts at 8 p.m. and Metro’s regular closing time is 11:30 p.m., but Metro’s CEO Paul Wiedefeld announced that Metrorail will remain open for an additional hour thanks to Exelon and Pepco.” [WTOP]

Police investigate double homicide near Town of Herndon —  “The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide at a café in Sterling near the Loudoun County and the Town of Herndon line. Around 1:45 a.m. Monday Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Pharaoh Café located in the 46000 block of Old Ox Road for a report of a shooting. Two victims lost their lives at the scene. A person of interest attempting to leave the area was detained by deputies responding to the scene.” [Loudoun County Sherriff’s Office]

Absorbing Amazon headquarters in an area with gridlock and high housing costs —  “Northern Virginia, the District and Montgomery County are among the 20 finalists. Amazon may narrow the list further in coming months and is expected to decide by the end of the year… But many residents fear that winning the prize would actually exacerbate all the things they hate about living in the region: horrendous traffic, expensive housing, crowded schools and gentrification.” [The Washington Post]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

  • 30yearsinreston

    Hopefully Amazon will go somewhere else
    The ‘Winners’ will be the ‘ losers’
    Amazon should not be getting any inducements
    Seattle has had enough

    • JB for President

      You get what you vote for!

    • Greg

      All signs are pointing to NoVA as the winner. There is not enough land or housing in DC. MD proposed an awkward location and is not as business-friendly as is VA. Also, both preferred VA locations, Crystal City and CIT are immediately adjacent to airports, on Metro lines, full of lit and dark fiber lines, have lots of available office space, and gobs of (re)developable land. Herndon is home to AWS, and there are hundreds of massive data centers already in VA.

      Also, VA’s commercial and industrial electricity rates are 1/2 or even 1/3 the rates in DC and MD.

  • cRAzy

    Fairfax County, in particular, is in no financial position to provide the infrastructure–schools, parks & rec, emergency services, TRANSPORTATION, etc.–that addition of 80K-100K people to our county the arrival of Amazon HQ2 would require. The quality of life in the county and especially near the HQ2 location (eg–the Dulles Corridor) would disintegrate.

    Recommend readers here read the comments on the WaPo article–most of which say the same thing. It is only local govts. with their ravenous greed for more tax revenues (and consistently NOT considering the added tax costs) that want HQ2.

    • 30yearsinreston

      We need a ‘meals’ tax
      Alexandria has just raised theirs and FC must not be left behind in the race to the bottom

  • cRAzy



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