Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Draft Rosslyn Sector Plan offers spectacular vision

The Draft Rosslyn Sector Plan is ready for public review. The plan makes clear that Rosslyn's pre-eminent regional position in 1869 isn't merely history. Rosslyn's future will be even more spectacular than its past. Some highlights of the Draft Rosslyn Sector Plan:
  1. N. Fort Myer Drive, N. Lynn Street, and N. Kent Street will be converted from one-way to two-way operation. This will also include removing the N. Fort Myer Drive tunnel beneath Wilson Boulevard.
  2. The 18th Street corridor will be extended to run from N. Oak Street to Arlington Ridge Road. The corridor will create a new central spine for Rosslyn and feature a host of new public spaces.
  3. A riverfront Esplanade will be established. It will be a landscaped, multiuse pathway along Rosslyn’s eastern and northern edges overlooking the Potomac River corridor landscape. It will extend from Gateway Park to River Place and ultimately to the Marine Corps War Memorial.
  4. A significant and iconic pedestrian bridge will link a new Esplanade to the Potomac Riverfront near Roosevelt Island.
The Draft Rosslyn Sector Plan is being presented to the Long Range Planning Committee of the Arlington Planning Commission this Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 10pm in 2100 Clarendon Blvd., County Board Room (3rd floor). The public is welcomed to attend the meetings.

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