The Greater Hillwood Citizens Association on Tuesday, October 30 voted to approve a proposed new plan to revitalize Azalea Park. The vote, including absentee ballots cast prior to the meeting, was unanimous in favor of the proposed plan. Construction will begin in the Spring of 2019 and take approximately two months to complete.
According to a press release issued by Amazon from its Seattle headquarters yesterday, the company has selected Arlington, Virginia and New York City as the locations for its new headquarters, saying it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new locations will join Seattle as the company’s three headquarters in North America. In addition, Amazon announced that it has selected Nashville for a new Center of Excellence for its Operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain, and other similar activities. The Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville will create more than 5,000 jobs.
On Wednesday, October 17, representatives from the Fairfax County Park Authority briefed members of the Azalea Park Steering Committee and the Greater Hillwood Citizens Association on a revised plan to revitalize Azalea Park.
The improvement plan was designed by the Fairfax County Park Authority relying on feedback from the Azalea Park Steering Committee and inspired by the results of a community survey distributed to the Hillwood community in May 2018.