Metropolitan Park of Pentagon City in Arlington County, Virginia, will soon be transformed as the area prepares to welcome Amazon’s forthcoming HQ2 campus. The Arlington County Board unanimously voted to approve a park master plan and design guidelines for the 2.47-acre public park on Saturday night. Metropolitan Park’s renovations are part of Amazon’s community benefits package and will be a $14 million project.
According to wtop.com, “The project received praise from board members for plans to bring in mature trees to create a lush park atmosphere. One of the challenges brought up by Astheimer during the meeting was maintaining access to other buildings and preserving street parking in the area when construction begins atop existing subterranean garages.”
As per wtop.com, “Some of the new amenities at Met Park will include a café terrace, an edible garden, and a central green space for community activities. The Arlington County Board adopted the first phase of Amazon HQ2 development at Metropolitan Park last December. The park, along with Amazon’s new East Coast headquarters, is slated to open in 2023.”