The Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Bridge design process is an obligation written in the site plan conditions of the recently approved Ballston Quarter redevelopment and is a joint effort between the developer, Forest City, and Arlington County.
The collaborative process includes a design team from studioTECHNE, vetted by a County Manager-appointed Technical Advisory Committee, the Forest City project team, County staff and the Public Art Committee. The goal is to facilitate a creative process with the community that results in a community-inspired bridge that will be unique to Ballston.
The bridge design process will officially conclude when it is presented to the County Manager for consideration in late June 2016.
Process & Timeline
|Jan-Feb 2016||Artist/Designer selection|
|Feb. 9, 2016||Kick-off Community Meeting|
|Feb. 16 – 23, 2016||Online Engagement Opportunity|
|Feb-Mar 2016||Conceptual design, Technical Advisory Committee review meetings|
|Mar-Apr 2016||Community Meeting with public input|
|Apr-May 2016||Design development, continued Technical Advisory Committee review meetings|
|May 2016||Public Art Committee to consider concept design|
|June 2016||Presentation of recommended design to County Manager for consideration|
The community is encouraged to participate:
- Attend upcoming meetings
- Participate in online engagement opportunities
- Sign up for email updates