This article was written by Jonathan Capriel of the Washington Business Journal.
The Amazon.com Inc.-funded park at the base of its first HQ2 towers received final approval Saturday from the Arlington County Board.
The $14 million master plan would expand what was a planned 2-acre park to roughly 2.8 acres and revise what was once envisioned as a largely flat, grassy field into a sloping “forest walk.”
The park’s expansion will cut into what would have been roughly 15 on-street parking spaces on South Elm Street. Construction on the park, which was designed by New York’s James Corner Field Operations, will likely begin in either 2021 or 2022, Amazon previously told the Washington Business Journal. It is expected to come online in 2023, the same year that Amazon’s first two towers at Metropolitan Park are slated to deliver.