“Three Oaks Park” is expected to be the name of a new park that is being created as part of a new development.
The name, perhaps not surprisingly, comes from the fact that there are three large trees on the parcel.
The park is part of the community benefits being proffered by the developer of the Gables North Rolfe Street project. County Board action on the development proposal is slated for Feb. 21.
The developer aims to construct up to 391,369 square feet in three buildings, with approximately 395 residential units, 14 dormitory units and up to 1,000 square feet of retail space, county officials said.
The proposed development would sit on a 2.2-acre site southeast of the Courthouse area in a roughly triangular parcel bounded by 14th Street North, North Rhodes Street, Fairfax Drive and North Rolfe Street. The park would occupy about 8,000 square feet of space, and would be designed to be largely passive in nature.
The name of the park has received the blessing of the Radnor/Fort Myer Heights Civic Association, Park and Recreation Commission, Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee and Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board, although the latter also suggested consideration of “Buena Vista Park.”