"People across the United States are watching this project very closely," said Keith Beazley, with the Virginia Ready-Mixed Concrete Association.
"I don't think there's anything else like it, really, in the country," said Stephen Romeo, vice president of Landmark Design Group, a local engineering company that planned the big lot.
Why the fuss?
The parking lot, which will serve an expansion of the Prime Outlets shopping mall in Williamsburg, is
advertised as "the largest pervious concrete project in the United States," one that covers 7 acres of Earth with this environment-friendly building material.