LEED Silver Certified
The development team integrated sustainable features that clean and remove contaminated asphalt and soil, used permeable pavers for the walkway that falls within the floodplain, and planted trees along the streetscape to provide a shade canopy.
The pedestrian walkway features an engraved timeline outlining moments in the City’s civil rights story and extends the experience of the existing historical walking tour. The dark-gray granite represents major national milestones in the timeline, while the light gray bands highlight individual milestones occurring at a local level.
Public Art as a Community Draw
Five artistic, dramatically-lit pillars stand tall with wind-reactive fluttering disks that catch light and draw the pedestrian’s eyes up from the paved timeline to the monument arch at the top of Tinner Hill. These pillars represent the Humanities Council of Falls Church: City of Arts, Theatre, Culture and History (C.A.T.C.H.).