Saturday, Sept. 16, County Board hearing on Lubber Run Community Center replacement project

At its regular meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2017, the Arlington County Board will hold a public hearing to consider endorsing the conceptual design for the replacement of the Lubber Run Community Center (meeting agenda item number 54).
The Board meeting will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00am in the County Board room on the third floor of the County Office Building at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard (near the Court House Metro Station).
If you wish to speak at the hearing, you must give your speaker slip to the Clerk of the Board before the Clerk calls for speakers on Item No. 54. You can speak for up to three minutes if you indicate this on the speaker slip.
The hearing on Item No. 54 is likely to be long.  People have raised significant concerns about design during public meetings and in on-line comment forms.  These have involved the height, size and location of the building, the locations of open space and the uses for various portions of the open space (playing fields, natural areas, etc.).
At its membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 the Buckingham Community Civic Association approved the following resolution regarding the conceptual design for the community center after hearing County staff presentations on the project:
1.  The Association supports the modified Conceptual Design proposal that the County Manager’s September 5, 2017, report to the County Board on the replacement of the  Lubber Run Community Center recommends.
2.  The Association requests that, when developing and approving the final landscaping plans for the Lubber Run Community Center project, Arlington County staff and the Arlington County Board support the development of pollinator habitats (such as meadow areas and wildflower plantings) rather than the lawns and other frequently mowed areas that the modified Conceptual Design recommends.

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