475 Long Bridge Dr.
Design Start Date: 3rd Quarter 2017
Design End Date: 2018
Construction Start Date: 3rd Quarter 2018 (Projected)
Construction End Date: 2021
About the Project
The Aquatics & Fitness Center will include the core programs that have been the mainstay of the planned aquatics facility and surrounding park improvements. These elements are a 50-meter pool, 1, 3, and 5 meter diving, family pool, and health & fitness spaces. A menu of potential options recommended by the Long Bridge Park Advisory Committee and outlined in the FY 2017-2026 CIP are to be considered if the contractor can add them within the agreed budget. This will mark the first time Arlington County will use the Design-Build approach for a new County facility. Design-Build is widely used by governments across the nation. In this approach, a competitive “design to budget process” establishes a budget at the outset of the project, which the contractor must not exceed. The project will also develop about 10.5 acres of additional park land. The park will include the extension of the Esplanade, rain garden(s), public gathering areas, parking, and support facilities.
About the Process
For more than 10 years, Arlington County has been striving to develop Long Bridge Park.
The budget for the total Phase 2 project design and construction, as approved by the County Board in the FY 2017-2026 CIP, is $54.7 million. The budget includes, in addition to the aquatics facility, an extension of the esplanade, rain gardens, public gathering spaces, parking, public art and additional environmental remediation.