Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Vue: Time for Fayetteville to shut this project down?

Posted By on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

In an effort to GO GREEN the Vue will be emailing out move in letters!! We are working hard on those right now and should be out by mid-June. So keep a look out for those VERY IMPORTANT letters coming soon. - June 4

https://www.facebook.com/VueAR

I realize that we are living in an age when elected officials are reluctant beyond words to criticize any of our new eco/spiritual/high water colonic developments, but maybe it is time for the city of Fayetteville to step in, and put the kibosh on the any further construction taking place at The Vue, our newest tribute to putting spelling in its proper place.

Okay, I have a problem with anything which markets itself as “student housing” in the first place; we have thousands of working class folks with disposable income in this community who never seem to find any housing directly marketed towards them. It is a an ugly sort of form of elitism which just creeps me out.

But that being said, it isn’t the reason I think it is high time the city of Fayetteville said, “Okay! Everybody! Out of the Pool!” When it comes to continued construction at The Vue - it hurts even to write what spomeone thinks is a clever spelling of “view” - unless, of course, whoever named it actually thinks it really is spelled that way.

Why is it time for the Fayetteville city government to take a close look at this ill-fated project, Caged Reader? Why should they go out on a limb and possibly offend a developer?

Well, the very latest incident involved a fuel tank which fell off a forklift, resulting in the spill of hundreds of gallons of diesel.

Two human beings have died in the past two months - two members of the working class - who met their deaths on the job. One fellow was electrocuted when his boom lift hit a power line. The other man died when a dirt pit collapsed on him.

Just imagine that horrible death, if you will.

In March, residents of an apartment complex downhill from The Vue (sigh) were displaced from their homes after flooding.

What will it take to finally get the attention of the Powers-That-Be in Fayetteville?

Maybe City Attorney Kit Williams is right when he says that it may be beyond the city’s jurisdiction to investigate the problems the development - which seems bound and determined to be complete by the time students arrive at the end of the summer - but there are other remedies, I would think.

Just shut ‘em down.

A diesel spill?

Fayetteville residents/voters displaced from their homes because of flooding?

Two men dead? Two men whose only crime was coming to work that day?

What will it take?

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