After extensive outreach to neighbors in Kingman Park, the Friends of Capitol Riverside Youth Sports Park released a new site plan on 12/10/12 (press release).
CLICK HERE TO SEE CRYSP DRAWINGS
CLICK HERE TO SEE CRYSP + COMPREHENSIVE RFK STADIUM AREA PLAN (File is large and will take some time to load)
A. CRYSP Will Reduce Stormwater Run-off
If you are following the problems stormwater and sewer overflows are causing in DC, it becomes clear that the RFK Sports Park can help solve this problem. Did you know that approximately 40,000,000 gallons of water per year runs off the RFK northern lot - polluting the Anacostia? By replacing parking lots with permeable services, this project can be part of the environmental solution the District residents are seeking. See Washinton Post article here.
B. Green Transportation
Plans include an electric car charging station, Capital Bikeshare stations, and access via Streetcar or Metro.
C. Sustainable Features
CRYSP is looking for sustainable features, for example, we are exploring solar panels to supplement power use - reducing the need for fossil fuels. The design will also look to create water collection areas that will allow stormwater to slowly make its way to the river.
The National Capital Planning Commission Report says:
"The 80 acres of the RFK site that border the waterfront and fall within the floodplain that extends to Oklahoma Avenue should be developed as a waterfront park that includes ball fields and other active recreational