Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan for the National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute
Washington, DC, United States
The Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan for the National Zoological Park is a 20-year plan for two facilities: the 163-acre National Zoo in Washington, DC and the 3,200-acre Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. These two facilities house an irreplaceable living collection of the Smithsonian. The master plan for the 163-acre, Olmsted-designed park in Washington, DC emphasizes sustainability, visitor circulation, entry/arrival experience, and the creation of large land areas for animal care and exhibits/interpretation. The Master Plan for the SCBI, a 3,200-acre non-public, research and training facility in a rural setting, focuses on sustainability, infill development, land preservation, partnership opportunities, and potential public programs.