Rosslyn Renaissance's 20'th annual meeting celebrated Rosslyn's development. Rosslyn has experienced about a fifty-fold increase in commercial building space since 1961:
- 1961: 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial space
- 1968: 1,988,400 sq. ft.
- 1981: 5,519,150 sq. ft.
- 1995: 7,691,000 sq. ft.
- 2010: 9,344,650 sq. ft.
Four major planning efforts are helping to guide Rosslyn's development. One is the Rosslyn Building Heights Study. Another is the Rosslyn Multimodal Transportation Plan. A third is the work of Rosslyn Renaissance's Urban Design Committee. A fourth is the Rosslyn Gateway Park Master Plan. Let's hope that this planning work is better than the planning that produced the renovation of Hillside Park.
The meeting recognize the work of Rosslyn Renaissance leaders over the past twenty years. Past Rosslyn Renaissance presidents David Morrison (1991-1994), Maurice Fleiss (1996-1998), Brian Coulter (2000-2004), David W. Briggs (2005-2008), and Jeffrey L. Kovach (2009-present) reminisced about Rosslyn's developments. All recognized the outstanding work of Cecilia Cassidy, Rosslyn Renaissance's Executive Director. She has led Rosslyn Renaissance since the organization's inception twenty years ago.
Rosslyn Renaissance will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with twenty special events. One is likely to be a showing of a special Rosslyn video on the jumbotron at the Light Up Rosslyn ceremony. Another will be a display in February in the Artisphere's Works-In-Progress Gallery of development work in progress in Rosslyn. The Ode Street Tribune's network of covert sources are aggressively pursuing leads concerning the other eighteen events. Stay tuned here for the latest breaking news on top Rosslyn stories.
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Note: Commercial space figures listed above are from Monday Properties posters displayed at the Rosslyn Renaissance meeting. The figures are labeled "Rosslyn commercial inventory".
Update: Congressman Moran apparently was not well briefed. The National Park Service is still considering various options, including no boathouse.