Plans for Metropolitan Park Public Space Project

The planners in Arlington are asking for the public’s input on plans for Metropolitan Park Public Space Project at 1400 S. Eads St. & 501 15th St. S.

The Metropolitan Park Open Space Project is a joint effort between JBG Smith and Arlington County as part of the Board approved Met Park Redevelopment Project. The project involves the development of the Master Plan and design guidelines for this wonderful new community space. The existing two-acre park, will be increased by .56 acres and design for the park will be informed by approved site plan conditions and community

input.

The site was first presented in the Pentagon City Phased Development Site Plan and adopted by the County Board in 1976.

The developer will provide .56 acres of open space, the last segment of a two-acre central public open space called for in the 2004 Metropolitan Park Design Guidelines, and two additional public open space areas, totaling about 18,000 square feet, facing the central park.

On Dec. 14, 2019 the County Board approved a plan for the first phase of Metropolitan Park’s development, which includes public open spaces.

County officials want help to re-imagine the new Metropolitan Park public space. Learn about its current conditions, discover opportunities for new and exciting features and share your input regarding how the space can best be used. New thoughts and ideas will help shape the Master Plan and design guidelines for this new community park.

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