• IMG 6707TRCA Fall Block Party

    This year's Fall Block Party was another great success! Thank you to those who joined us and contributed to the delicious food. There were a lot of activities for the kids inlcuding face painting, crafts, three moon bounces and exercise with CrossFit Old Town.  Our neighborhood photographer, Christine Halsey, captured all of the fun here.

    If you weren't able to pay your annual membership dues ($20 a year/household) at the event, you can pay online



    PTCA hosts upcoming School Board forum

    School Board elections are coming. Meet the candidates and make your voice heard!

    Thirteen candidates running for seats on the Alexandria School Board will meet in an open public forum at Minnie Howard on Oct. 21 at 7:00 pm, to address city-wide issues and respond directly to questions from voters. Election Day is Nov. 3, and the three winners from Districts A, B, and C will be sworn in when the
    new School Board convenes in January. The forum is being organized by PTAC, the city-wide PTA Council representing all of Alexandria’s public schools. The forum will be divided into two segments, each lasting
    roughly one hour. All candidates will participate in the first segment, and then divide up to meet directly with voters in their individual districts. Students, parents, teachers and community members are all invited. 



  • Stop Sign KingTRCA to Co-Host City Council Candidate Forum

    Taylor Run has combined forces with local neighborhoods and the Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations to sponsor the second of three Alexandria City Council candidate forums. We will hold this second forum in the auditorium of George Washington Middle School
    from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Eleven candidates are running for the six available spots on council. We welcome your questions for the candidates. Email us at TaylorRunCA@gmail.com with any ideas. We will also accept questions on note cards on the evening of the event.

    Spread the word and help us ask all eleven candidates about issues specific to our neighborhoods in Alexandria and beyond!

    DSC 0893National Night Out with TRCA

    On August 4, 2015, residents in neighborhoods throughout Alexandria and across the nation were asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighbors in and around the Taylor Run area were invited to Angel Parkfor a potluck dinner and to meet with local police and fire personnel. There was food (Chick-fil-A, Rocklands BBQ, and Zpizza to name a few) donated by TRCA and local businesses, face painting, demonstrations, and giveaways.

    It was a wonderful celebration and great way to connect with the neighborhood and city officials!



City Council Approved Woodbine Request to Rezone

Despite a flurry of last minute meetings between local residents and the City Councilmembers and a coordinated presentation by almost 20 local residents in opposition to the project, the City Council voted 6-1 to approve the application by Woodbine’s owners to rezone the adjacent property to build a 75,000 sf commercial building. In the end, only Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg agreed with the Alexandria residents stating in an article in Alexandrianews.org, “I am concerned about this site because of the lack of outdoor space for patients and because of its impact on the neighborhood.”

Although the opposition to the application was unsuccessful in stopping its approval, despite a successful filing of a supermajority petition which required the City Council to need at least 6 votes for the application, the effort did force the developer to make a number of changes to its original application from 2013. 

Become a Member


The membership year runs from January 1 through December 31, and the annual dues are $20 per household.  The TRCA utilizes these dues for several purposes, including funding scholarships, the neighborhood fall party, National Night Out, and Earth Day event(s).  Dues also are used to pay for printing the newsletters, special events, and maintenance of the TRCA website.  

Additional Woodbine Concept Plan Submitted

TRCA Votes to Oppose

On September 17, 2014 the TRCA executive committee voted without dissent to oppose the latest proposal for the Woodbine expansion that would be located at 2805, 2807, 2807A, and 2809 King Street directly west of the present Woodbine Nursing Home property.

#1 –The Woodbine property is presently zoned residential R8.  Building a large facility on this space is inconsistent with zoning, the small area plan, and the character of the neighborhood.

#2 – The proposed facility is far too dense, covering 71% of small space with impervious surface. This construction takes away from the green space and is not in line with protecting the present tree easement.

#3 – The addition of this facility will increase traffic, including emergency vehicles, staff, and visitors, at a location that is already saturated with traffic and increase the parking pressures in the neighborhood.

When and Where We Meet


The TRCA holds a general membership meeting each fall and spring at the George Washington National Masonic Memorial.  Meetings usually last between one and two hours. The Executive Committee meets monthly with the exception of June, July and August, as well as, November and December.