More parking, an aerial tram and a better overall visitor experience at the National Zoo are part of a 20-year plan that won final approval Thursday, according to the Examiner.
The National Capital Planning Commission approved the Smithsonian Institution's plan, which could cost between $900 million and $1.1 billion, the Examiner reported.
Some of the highlights of the plan:
- A three-station aerial tram that would go from one end of the zoo to the other
- A parking garage that would increase overall parking at the zoo by about 400 spaces
- An drastic change to the zoo's infrastructure to make it easier to get around
- Seven new animal exhibits