Robinson Terminal South in Old Town Alexandria, virginia

Pre-Demolition Public Meeting on Activities at Robinson Landing

2 and 3A Duke Street & 226 The Strand

The developer of Robinson Landing (formerly known as Robinson Terminal South), EYA, invites the public to a meeting at City Hall (301 King Street) in the first floor Sister Cities Room (room 1101) at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the first phase of development activities.

The Robinson Landing project, designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, is a mixed use residential community that features 26 elevator townhomes and 70 luxury condominiums with design that blends historic Old Town with the new waterfront plan. The project also includes two mixed-use buildings on the Potomac River that will feature a 5,800-square-foot restaurant and 4,800 square feet of retail. There is also planned a multifamily building at Wolfe and South Union streets, and the rehabilitation and restoration of the historic 2 Duke Street building. There will be a new pier, a boardwalk promenade, and retail and amenity spaces fronting the river.

The first phase, scheduled to begin in mid-July 2016, consists of the following:

  • Abatement of the property (Scheduled to begin late this week or early next week)
  • Demolition of the existing above grade structures
  • Grading of the properties to address floodplain issues
  • Utility relocation.

A second community meeting will be held next year to discuss the second phase of development which consists of excavation of the property for the below grade parking garages and construction activities for the new buildings. This second phase is planned to commence sometime in Spring of 2017.

The overall schedule of development activities for the project include:

  • Summer 2016: Demolition
  • Fall 2016: Import fill by barge
  • Winter 2016/Spring 2017: Archeological work
  • Spring/Summer 2017: Excavation/export by barge
  • Summer 2017/Fall 2019: Construction phase
  • Summer 2019: Robinson Landing opens to the public

Community meeting in Alexandria, Virginia on recent homicide in the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood at Charles Houston Rec Center

Community Meeting with Police after man shot and killed in the neighborhood

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) will be holding a community meeting at Charles Houston Recreation Center on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 6:30 PM. APD will be discussing the most recent homicide in the neighborhood and they look to further the communication between the police department and the community.

Alexandria Police COmmunity Meeting at Charles Houston Recreation Center

Residents from the Parker Gray and the Braddock Road Metro neighborhoods of Alexandria, Virginia last night for the Alexandria Police (APD) Community meeting held at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The neighborhood remain uneasy following the recent homicide on Montgomery Street that occurred last week. That was very evident at last night’s turnout.

The meeting was held to try and calm fears in the neighborhood, to give concerned residents an update on where the recent investigations stand, and for police to answer questions from the community.

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Are you concerned about Zika, West Nile Virus or other mosquito-borne diseases? Learn about what the City of Alexandria is doing and what you can do to “Fight the Bite!”

Join the Alexandria Health Department on the third Wednesday of each month from June through October at various locations throughout Alexandria. Meeting attendees will learn more about mosquitoes, the City’s Vector Borne Illness Program, and what steps residents can take to protect themselves and their families.

The first meeting is Wednesday, June 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lee Center, located at 1108 Jefferson Street in Alexandria, Virginia in the Auditorium.

The Vector Borne Illness Prevention Program performs surveillance, prevention and control of the mosquito population in Alexandria to help decrease the incidence of mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and Zika.

Residents can minimize mosquito breeding by eliminating standing water around their homes or businesses, and protect themselves from insect bites by covering up or applying repellant. More information and tips can be found at alexandriava.gov/MosquitoControl.

For more information about mosquito control, upcoming meetings, and updates on the Zika Virus, visit alexandriava.gov/Health or call 703.746.4910.

Community meeting in Alexandria, Virginia on recent homicide in the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood at Charles Houston Rec Center

Community Meeting with Police after man shot and killed in the neighborhood

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) will be holding a community meeting at Charles Houston Recreation Center on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 6:30 PM. APD will be discussing the most recent homicide in the neighborhood and they look to further the communication between the police department and the community.

Affordable housing at Ramsey homes in Alexandria, Virginia

A community meeting regarding the Ramsey Homes Redevelopment project will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 pm at the Charles Houston Rec Center, located at 901 Wythe Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

The meeting will include presentations and discussion of recent work completed by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) and the City of Alexandria to jointly develop potential options for redevelopment of the Ramsey Homes site.  Community feedback regarding the options will be solicited and reported to the ARHA Redevelopment Work Group at its June meeting.

For background and past meeting information on the Ramsey Homes Redevelopment project, visit this link or ARHA/Virginia Housing Development’s project page.

Questions? Contact Nathan Imm, Urban Planner, Department of Planning and Zoning, 703.746.3845.

The City of Alexandria invites the community to attend a meeting on the proposed recommendations of the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force on Monday, January 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting will be held at Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, located at 530 S. St. Asaph St.

The purpose of the meeting is to 1) review the proposed recommendations of the Motorcoach Task Force, 2) share progress on motorcoach management efforts, and 3) review the progress of the Task Force and its proposed recommendations for motorcoach management.

Highlights of the proposed management plan include:

  • Establishing a standing commission to oversee future motorcoach operations in Alexandria.
  • Future acquisition of regulatory authority from the Commonwealth of Virginia to legally manage motorcoach operations in Alexandria.
  • Establishing more aggressive enforcement by the Alexandria Police Department.
  • Using an online registration system that designates and disperses motorcoaches onto multiple routes.
  • Converting existing vehicular parking on Jamieson Avenue between Holland Lane and South West Street to short-term (two hour) motorcoach parking during the peak season of March through June.
  • Designating new 30-minute motorcoach parking spaces in the 100 blocks of North and South Washington Street.
  • Designating the unit block of King Street one-way westbound and The Strand (between Wales Alley and King Street) one-way northbound to allow for safer traffic flow and better motorcoach management.

For more information about the Motorcoach Task Force Community Meeting contact Yon Lambert at 703.838.4966 x 183.

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