S. Sundburg

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Commented on Central District at Crystal City 2 years, 5 months ago
The revised Crystal City plan engineered a net loss of park and natural space. This area is already wall-to-wall buildings and concrete/hardscape surfaces. Moreover, these heat-trapping surfaces contribute to the urban heat island effect, adding to climate change and fueling the production of dangerous ground-level ozone. See Arlington's Tree Canopy Assessment, Fig. 15, https://arlingtonva.s3.dualstack.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/01/Arlington-County-Tree-Canopy-Report-2016-.pdf. See Cheung at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=B41871763D5CA27656FE826622F034CE?doi=10.1.1.597.6211&rep=rep1&type=pdf and search for "Pentagon City." The American Lung Association gives Arlington an "F" grade for smog (ground-level ozone): http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/sota/city-rankings/states/virginia/arlington.html. As little as 2 hours of exposure to ozone can trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people: https://www.webmd.com/heart/news/20120626/ozone-hurts-heart-doesnt-take-a-lot. A Central District that tries to offset the heat of all that concrete might make a welcome and healthier respite from all the built infrastructure that makes Crystal City so unappealing as a destination.
Commented on Central District at Crystal City 2 years, 5 months ago
I won't be going there to shop unless there are unique small businesses with products or services not offered elsewhere in the county.
Commented on Central District at Crystal City 2 years, 5 months ago
My own idea would make Central District a neighborhood destination!
Commented on Central District at Crystal City 2 years, 5 months ago
Reduction of concrete.
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Commented on Central District at Crystal City 2 years, 5 months ago
Trees, plants, and natural elements would make the public plaza an inviting spot!