Rosslyn to showcase Temporary Urbanism

Just across the Key Bridge in Rosslyn a new temporary urbanism space is about to be unveiled this week on the site of a stalled Central Place office tower development. The lot is a few hundred feet from the Rosslyn Metro at the corner of Wilson Blvd and Fort Myer Drive Lynn St. The colorful design incorporates a mixture of landscaping and hardscaping and features tables, chairs, canopies for shade and a stage. The Rosslyn BID has plans to program events in the space over the summer.

The Arlington County officials demonstrated a commitment to those who have invested in their community by adding a vibrant temporary use to this site. On the other hand, DMPED was happy to disregard Mount Vernon Triangle residents for a meager $50K and leased 5th and Eye off to be yet another parking lot.



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    Steven says

    Very nice of Rosslyn to do this–a great space and some much-needed vibrancy in the concrete jungle! And that makes it all the more disappointing that we’re stuck with the parking lot (for now).

    Speaking of that–I saw the Washington Informer article you linked to last week that the 5th & I lot was stalled pending further discussion between the ANC and mayor’s office. Have you heard any updates on it?

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    Keith says

    That’s not Wilson at Fort Myer, it’s at Wilson between Lynn and Moore streets. Fort Myer Drive is 1 block west. I walk by this everyday and may avail myself of it while waiting for my wife after work. It’s nice to know that Arlington is thinking of the commuters using the Metro and buses across the street.