Arlington board defers decision on Virginia Hospital Center expansion

Virginia Hospital Center will now have to wait until December for a potential approval of its proposed expansion after the Arlington County Board voted Saturday to defer a decision so the hospital can further address neighborhood concerns.

The board is “not seeking a fundamental redesign, but rather, specific and concrete adjustments that can address some of the concerns,” said Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol in a statement following Saturday’s public hearing.

Those adjustments include:

Improving connections to, and throughout, the Edison site at 1800 N. Edison St. — county-owned land the board granted the hospital the option to purchase for this project, back in 2015
Creating a pedestrian connection between 19th Street North and a terrace that would overlook a new outpatient building’s first-floor garden
Enhancing the proposed facades on the parking garage with awnings, hanging planter boxes or other architectural elements
Providing accessible and safe, lighted pathways…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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