The final draft design for a public park planned for the base of the first Amazon.com Inc. HQ2 towers favors a single large dog run and a smaller central green than previously proposed — and it also provides a specific location for a banana stand.
Following weeks of public feedback, New York-based James Corner Field Operations presented the design during a prerecorded video released Monday. The green space will sit between 13th and 14th streets in Pentagon City, immediately west of the 2.1 million square feet of office space Amazon expects to deliver sometime in 2023. This final draft must undergo another two-week comment period — thoughts can be shared here — and the final meeting on the park is scheduled for Sept. 20.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has Arlington’s permission to use a portion of the existing Metropolitan Park open space as a staging area for the HQ2 construction. The company has agreed to fund the planning, rebuild and maintenance of the green space — a $14 million…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.