Marymount University has a plan to replace its building in Ballston
The Arlington County Board today approved a plan to replace Marymount University's eight-story "Blue Goose" facility at 1000 N. Glebe Road with two new, more energy efficient buildings.
The buildings will exceed the density planned for the site, so the developers are offering some contributions to the area including
Some of the funds will be used to help improve nearby Ballston Pond, and to extend the Custis Trail immediately west of the site. The developer also will build a two-way, 10-foot wide cycle track on the north side of Fairfax Drive, and widen the sidewalk there. The cycle track will extend the Custis Trail connection to the intersection of N. Glebe Road along Fairfax Drive.
There's a bike lane there now, and this is part of the connection between the Custis Trail and the Bluemont Junction Trail, so it's a good place to put in an improved bike facility.
The developer also will implement a Transportation Management Plan to encourage transit use, walking and cycling to the site.