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.