The building layout for the new Lake House is starting to take shape as concrete pouring continues at Richard Simpson Park.
Over the next 30 days workers will continue constructing foundation concrete beams and begin forming for the building's concrete floor.
The current Lake House building is 1288 sqft and will remain in place and operable throughout construction. It will then be demolished, and the surrounding grounds reclaimed as greenspace per a subsequent contract.
The new Lake House (below) will be 7200 sqft and feature a community room, conference room, covered patio, kitchen, storage, office and park restrooms. The rendering is looking at the building from Arkansas Ln.
Phase one of park redevelopment improvements started late October 2017. The $3.5 million project, scheduled to be complete by December 2018, aligns with the Arlington City Council priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods. Construction is funded through the 2008 Bond Referendum and Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.