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Arlington Breaks Ground on “showplace of environmentally sound development”

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For more on Arlington’s new Long Bridge Park, click here. Here’s a brief synopsis.

Planning for Long Bridge Park began in 2001 with the goal of transforming a light industrial area into a green space. The park will be a showplace of environmentally sound development, with public green spaces, high-quality outdoor recreation facilities and environmentally responsible structures.

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All facilities on the site will be designed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program Silver rating. Outdoor facilities such as parking areas, picnic areas, plazas and roads will be designed to make this park a model of environmentally responsible design. Read more about Visions & Goals for Long Bridge Park.

Great work by Arlington County on this one, demonstrating how an industrial area – containg a brickyard, a scrapyard and other businesses – can be transformed into a 28-acre aquatics, health and fitness facility and park. This is the kind of project that should be replicated across Virginia.

P.S. This photo is of Del. Adam Ebbin and Arlington Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy, earlier today, at the construction kickoff for the park.