"It's our second choice," said Judy Muniec, chairman of the Arlington Heritage Alliance, one of several groups trying to save the Abingdon site. "We would much prefer to have it preserved. It's a part of our history, one of the riverfront plantations that were between Arlington and Mount Vernon."
The authority's original plan calls for preservation of the Abingdon site between two of three new parking garages, but airport planners looked at developing the site as a way to squeeze 750 more parking spaces near the main terminal.
Daniel J. Feil, the authority's staff architect, told the Planning Committee yesterday that one alternative plan to preserve the Abingdon site would require more parking spaces on the south side of the airport.
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