Your Views: Misinformation or missing information on the waterfront plan?


To the editor:
In your July 28 article, Stakeholders wade into waterfront planning process, City Councilman Paul Smedberg mentions misinformation out in the community.
Being new to this issue, Ive keenly observed several city stakeholder public meetings, read the waterfront master plan and done some web research on key outstanding issues.
It has become apparent there is not necessarily misinformation but a great deal of missing information. Further, it is questionable to assume most visitors will arrive to new hotels by ferry, bike or trolley, implying no increased automobile traffic in an already dense city.  
The fact that the Washington Post has filed litigation to reinstate higher density zoning has only recently been made public. It seems this litigation has been put on hold pending the outcome of the citys adoption of the waterfront plan. Apparently the city feels it cannot win this case although it also is rumored (misinformation?) the Post is in no hurry to sell. 
It seems there is time, talent and intelligence here to be sure we get the very best waterfront possible.
We know the most successful and welcomed waterfronts begin with a resident vision that is then expanded on and implemented through their city. Take a look at Pittsburgh or Wilmington or Portland I would like to see Alexandria added to this group of success stories.