Potomac Yard Development Schedules Construction Work at Simpson Park Beginning March 19

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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2012

Potomac Yard Development Schedules Construction Work at Simpson Park

Potomac Yard Park was approved by City Council in 2008. As part of the construction of Potomac Yard Park, Potomac Yard Development LLC (PYD), will rebuild the restroom and storage building at Simpson Park, 426 E Monroe Avenue. No City funds are being expended for the work. PYD’s General Contractor, KT Enterprises, will demolish the existing building in March. The new building will be the same footprint and location as the existing building. At completion, the new facility will provide the public with modern restroom facilities as well as additional functionality for City Maintenance Crews.

Demolition is scheduled for March 19, 20 and 21. Due to the activities associated with demolition, the Simpson Dog Park will be temporarily closed March 19, 20 and 21. When the dog park reopens on March 22, the unleashing entrance will be in a temporary new location for the duration of construction.

During construction Potomac Yard Development and the Department of Recreation Parks and Cultural Activities will be providing temporary facilities for restrooms to the park users. There will be a construction staging area in the gravel lot immediately north of the existing building. During construction the dog park and the fields will remain open as scheduled and access will be maintained to the Simpson facilities. As with any construction process there may be temporary interruptions to services and access; however we expect those to be minimal. Residents will see equipment in use and crews at work during the daytime. For your safety please use extra caution in moving around the site as it will be an active construction zone.

For additional information or questions about the work, call Zachary Lette, with LPDA, Inc., Project Liaison at 703.437.7907.