Alexandria Police Community Walk canceled due to expected severe weather

The Alexandria Police Department Community Walk scheduled for this evening in the 1400 block of N. Beauregard Street has been canceled in anticipation of severe weather. Please stay safely indoors during severe weather.

King-Beauregard intersection improvements in Alexandria, Virginia

(Rendering via City of Alexandria)

City of Alexandria Begins King-Beauregard Intersection Improvements Project

On Saturday, June 18, City of Alexandria officials broke ground at the intersection of King and Beauregard Streets, kicking off the official start of construction for the King-Beauregard Intersection Improvements project.

“This marks decades of hard work and the start of a revitalized West End King Street corridor,” said Mayor Allison Silberberg.  “This project addresses long-term safety, infrastructure and aesthetic concerns.”

The project includes roadway and sidewalk improvements, the construction of new medians, and a 10-foot shared use path on portions of King Street. Phase I construction begins in June and is estimated to be completed this fall.  Utility relocation will follow, and is expected to be completed in early 2018.  Phase II construction is expected to begin in spring 2018 and estimated to be completed in 2019.

Upon completion of the project, residents can expect a more efficient intersection that will improve traffic flow for the entire corridor; improvements to increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists; and a storm drainage system that will meet City standards.

This project is being done in advance of planned mixed-use redevelopment at the intersection as well as the West End Transitway, a bus rapid transit system proposed by the City of Alexandria, connecting the Van Dorn and Pentagon Metro stations which is planned along Beauregard Street.

For more information about the project, visit the King-Beauregard Intersection Improvements project website.

The 100 block of South Reynolds Street in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia is closed at this time due to power lines down in the roadway. It is unclear what caused the power lines to come down.

Dominion Virginia Power is not reporting any outages associated with these downed lines.

Cambria Square townhomes coming soon in Alexandria, virginia
Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders is bringing upscale urban living with an easy commute into downtown Washington D.C., with townhomes of Cambria Square, a community with 48 garage townhomes and condominiums in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.

“There are very few opportunities to build new communities so near to our nation’s capital,” said Rian McClevey, vice president of sales for Pulte Homes’ Mid-Atlantic Division. “We are very excited to be building upon our highly successful Potomac Yard community by expanding our product lines in response to the tremendous housing demand in the area.”

“Many of today’s buyers are looking for new homes with low maintenance living and convenient access to employment corridors. At Cambria Square, residents will enjoy city amenities and luxurious living. By combining sophisticated timeless styling, an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail, there are many options to suit the housing and lifestyle needs of a first-time buyer or an empty nester.”


Alexandria Police Investigate Shots Fired

Multiple ‘Shots Fired’ Reported in Alexandria, Virginia overnight

Early this morning (2:30 AM), the Alexandria Police Department investigated a shots fired call in the 4300 block of Duke Street and a second shots fired call in area of Fillmore Avenue and N. Chambliss Street.

No victims were located in either incident.

City of Alexandria Police Department

‘Shots Fired’ occurred near Dora Kelley Park in Alexandria, Virginia

Have heard from a NUMBER of neighbors in Alexandria, Virginia that late Sunday night (11:00 pm), the Alexandria Police Department was called to investigate a report of shots fired in the area of the Dora Kelley Park near North Tracy & North Chambliss Streets (see below) in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.

Hearing from a number of neighbors who are very concerned about this incident.

No victim has been located.

(Photo by Cliff, on Flickr)

Aldi Food Market under construction in Alexandria, Virginia
As we told you, a new Aldi Food Market – the 2nd of 3 planned in Alexandria, Virginia – is coming to the West End of Alexandria, Virginia. The new Aldi Food Market, is replacing the old Tres Hermanas restaurant at 4580 Duke Street in Alexandria.

ALDI received approval of their development special use permit and site plan with modifications  to construct a grocery store last summer. The approval included a special use permit request for a parking reduction that would allow them to have less parking on their property than required by current zoning law.

As we mentioned, we hear from our sources at ALDI that this location will be a 4th quarter 2016 (October – December) opening.

Aldi Grocery Store at 4580 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia (Going WB on Duke Street)

Image via City of Alexandria

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