Originally Posted by diplomat74
This is something that really annoys me. All those "scale it back" people keep acting as if JHU is some type of evil empire trying to take over MoCo. They say that Belward Farm is going to some massive over-sized city of steel and glass and that is the exact opposite of the illustration of what the actual campus will look like. The actual belward farm will look like more like a historic college campus something that I think it would be a great addition to the make up of MoCo rather then a sprawled out office park surrounded with parking lots. Also as I said before would people rather deal with traffic going south on I-270 and the beltway into Virginia or have the high quality jobs in their own backyards for them (in addition to the tax revenue revenue that is direly needed) for future generations?
Well part of the problem is that JHU didn't come out with any pictures or renderings (or anything else really) of their plan until a few weeks ago. So last summer through the winter everybody was concerned because they had no idea what was going to be built. I don't think Johns Hopkins has done a very good job of helping the situation because they kept their plans hidden for so long. They should have come out a long time ago, when the argument first started, and said "Hey, we're going to make this look like UMD's College Park campus, not Tysons" but they didn't.