Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wilson School site planning meeting this evening

An important Rosslyn planning meeting for the Wilson School site will be this evening from 7-10pm at Wilson School. Material for the session includes two concept designs.

The grass roots organization Friends of Rosslyn Highland Park (FORHP) has objections to the current concept designs. Here's FORHP's view:
FORHP is disappointed by the new staff plans. Here are our findings:

There are two new options. In both, the proposed dead space plaza has been dropped, but both options:
- Reduce current park space by more than one quarter (from 30,500 to 21,800 square feet)
- Provide little to no park visibility from Wilson Blvd.
- Entail significant retail, grocery and housing development along Wilson Blvd. on former county property, including former park space.

For more discussion, see the FORHP website.

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