Arlington’s McCoy Park to Receive Renovations

Published December 15, 2016

According to Arlington County, McCoy park, located at 2121 21st St N, Arlington, VA 22201, is receiving some major upgrades. According to the county’s website:

“This project is funded by the developer from FY 2012 Site Plan Ordinance for construction of the parcel (formerly Bergman’s Cleaners dry cleaning plant and now MOM’s Organic Market) for the community benefit.

To maximize available funding the Department of Parks and Recreation will focus improvements on an area no larger than 2,500 sq. ft. Based on discussions held at a May 18, 2016 North Highlands Civic Association meeting, the goal is to enhance the appearance of the park entrance and provide amenities and beautification.”

The full “McCoy Park Site Improvements Concept Plan presentation”, which took place December 14, can be found on the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation‘s website by clicking here. According to the official press release, seen here, community benefits include:

  • “11 units of on-site affordable housing
  • “Improvements to neighboring McCoy Park”
  • “Realignment of Custis Trail”
  • “Off-site transportation improvements”
  • “Transportation Demand Management”
  • “Landscaping and perpetual maintenance”
  • “Clean-up of an environmentally contaminated site”

Mary Hynes, Arlington County Board Chair, states:

“This development will transform an eyesore into neighborhood center,” “It embodies the goals of Smart Growth by combining new homes, including affordable units, with the neighborhood’s first grocery store and other ground floor retail, all within walking distance of Courthouse Metro.”

Be sure to read the full press release which contains much more information about the project. At The Shooshan Company, we’re always excited to see improvements being made in this great city!