For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017
Arlington County will host its second public meeting to discuss planning of open space on the north side of Four Mile Run between Route One and Potomac Avenue on March 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Gunston Community Center, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington, VA 22206. Arlington County is undertaking a Park Master Plan for this site. Their project is funded through the Arlington County Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) with additional funding coming from a Federal Grant to improve trail connectivity.
The City of Alexandria owns a portion of the site. The ownership reflects the City/County boundary as it was prior to the stream channelization in the 1970’s. The area owned by Alexandria will be improved as part of the development in North Potomac Yard, CDD #19. Condition #20 of CDD #19 identifies the improvement triggers and condition #71 identifies the required improvements. There is no timeline available for the future design process and construction as it is dependent on this development. If Arlington proposes improvements to the Alexandria property that require grading they must go through a City of Alexandria site plan process.
Arlington expects that the first phase of construction will be a trail connection that links Route 1 to the Four Mile Run trail; construction is anticipated to begin in early 2018. The second construction phase will build the remaining park elements; construction is anticipated in 2022.
Arlington hosted their first public meeting on the project on February 22. All meeting minutes are on the project website here.
For additional information, contact Dana Wedeles, Acting Principal Planner, City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities at Dana.Wedeles@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5491