AT&T Site Redevelopment

Save This Stream!
The AT&T Site offers opportunities to convert acres of asphalt parking lots to more productive and attractive uses, but not at the cost of burying the ancient tributary on the site!

The redevelopment proposal for the AT&T site shows much promise for tree preservation, stormwater improvements, and collaboration with its neighbor, Borge Street Park. However, the developer does not seem to have plans for preserving the small tributary stream found on the edge of the property.

This stream is small and incised, nameless and without legal protections, but it is still living water. It deserves to be cherished as an amenity and not buried as a nuisance.

While the historic maps and aerial photos below show the stream in this location as far back as 1915, its true age is more likely measured in millions of years.

The AT&T site developer, EYA, shows a commitment to sustainable and environmentally conscious design. Contact EYA to let them know this stream needs to remain a stream.

Contact the Providence District Supervisor (scroll down) to share your thoughts on the AT&T site.

Comments of the Friends of Accotink Creek
Statement of the Friends of Accotink Creek to the Planning Commission
Location: 3033 Chain Bridge Road in Oakton,
Group of neighbors organized to influence the plans: Options for Oakton - Take their Survey
A stream of similar size and length is the center of the Woodland Shade Garden at Wolf Trap
A nearby small stream winds through the common property of the Cyrandall Valley townhomes.

AT&T Stream and Trees PDF