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Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz.

Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz has proposed building a $45 million, multi-level, multi-use replacement for the Lubber Run Community Center.

The new facility would rise up to four stories and include space for programs targeting all age ranges, from pre-schoolers to seniors, county officials said. It would replace the current center, which dates back more than a half-century and houses programs of the Department of Parks and Recreation and Office of Senior Adult Programs.

Placing parking underground, while adding to the overall cost, would enable the government to eliminate a surface lot and free up more than an acre of open space at the center, located on North Park Drive.

Schwartz’s proposal, announced April 12, will be part of discussions in coming months as County Board members firm up revisions to the capital improvement plan and decide what projects will be included in a package of bond referendums being sent to voters this fall.

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