Monday, March 22, 2010

Arlandrian News Round-Up: Open Space Edition

Sample Rendering From Four Mile Run Master Plan
And then there were 3:  The Four Mile Run Pedestrian-Cyclist Bridge Design Competition received over 160 submissions from architects around the world.  The judges have narrowed it to 3 finalists.  RSVP for the presentation of finalists and the winner this Saturday at the GW Masonic Temple (Click on Public Presentation Info & Registration on this page).  If you can't come to the lectures the three presentations will be up for folks to look at starting at 6:30 - there will be food and drinks, with the announcement at 7. So the short version is available 6:30 - 7:30.

Re-purpose with a purpose: As part of the Special Use Permit process to re-purpose the old Duron building for community use, Parks and Rec Commission hosted a public hearing and presentation last week (agenda).  It was a repeat of last-month's presentation, but this was a required step since the last meeting wasn't officially a public hearing.  More than a dozen were in attendance and comments were extremely favorable.  The SUP should go forward in June.

Bag up that mess:  Show up on April 10th at one of three sites to help clean-up Four Mile Run!  You'd be amazed what a difference you can make in a couple of hours (I've done this before and always leave feeling like a lot was accomplished).

Save the Date:  Last year's inaugural Arlandria Clean-Up/Gardening Day was a big success.  We're going to try and build upon that this year!  Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Arlandria Clean-Up and Gardening Day on April 24th from 9:00am until about 1pm.  Full details will follow in the coming weeks.

Stay Tuned for More Open Space News:  Preliminary discussions have begun about what to do with the new Open Space at 3550 Commonwealth Ave and how best to utilize the properties acquired for Four Mile Run Park expansion that will benefit the community now.  We'll have more information on that as things get moving.


Barry said...

Hi Nick,

My name is Barry Skidmore, I'm a volunteer with Phoenix Bikes, a non-profit bike shop in Arlington. We're holding our third-annual Bike Show fundraiser on April 8 in Ballston.

We’re currently working to get the word out about the show and we’re looking to local bloggers for help.

Would you be interested in helping us promote this event on your site? If so, please email me at barry.skidmore (at) so we can discuss further.

You can find out more about the Bike Show and Phoenix Bikes at our website:


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