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Video: Arlington Turns ‘Wasteland” Into “model of environmentally responsible design”

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This park, “formerly known as the North Tract Project will be a new state of the art aquatics, health and fitness facility and park on the north end of Crystal City in Arlington.” Also great news:

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.

Trees and plantings will utilize native species and interpretive displays will explain the park’s transformation from an industrial brownfield to a premier urban park. Visitors will find a number of significant plant communities that were recently discovered in the County.

Maximum consideration will be given to ensure that the recreational facilities meet, and where possible, exceed current standards for handicapped accessibility. Moreover, outside facilities and walkways will be built to ensure maximum accessibility. Likewise, the park’s fee and usage structure will make certain the park is accessible to all Arlington residents, regardless of income.

Great job by Arlington County – thanks!