Here is the Lubber Run Community Meeting #4 consultant presentation
The final concept design was informed by robust community input. At the project’s third community meeting on May 17, we presented one integrated scheme to the public for review and feedback. Parking and traffic studies were also presented as well as early site circulation and layout. This integrated scheme was also presented to the Public Facilities Design Review Committee, the Park & Recreation Commission, the Arlington Forest Civic Association, and we conducted several clipboard exercises with park users for further feedback.
In response to the public input received in May, the project team revised certain elements of the project scheme, including changes that would provide for a more compact building footprint:
- Removed the north gym storage
- Shortened the forest wing by approximately 30 feet
- Shifted the entire building north toward George Mason Drive to increase park space
- Reduced the size of the roof
In addition to the changes referenced above, the project team also revised the park layout and further clarified other aspects of the design.
- Moved both courts north, away from 3rd
- Created an earthwork/berm just south of the courts to provide a buffer from 3rd The berm will be the site of tree planting and a fun element for kids and adults to play on.
- Turned the previously designed asphalt basketball court into a multi-activity court with “sport court” surfacing. This will allow for the court to be striped for pickleball and futsal along with basketball. The flexible surfacing will also allow a place to learn to ride a bike, for scooters along with accommodating activities such as four-square.
- The goal for the green roofs has been for them to be open and accessible to the public. While previous schematics may have had it appear that there was only to be a single path access, the goal is for the roofs, including the forest wing, to have public access and use. Feedback for those uses will be discussed on July 19 as well as at a fall 2017 community meeting.