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    The second annual end-of-school celebration and popsicles in the park was a great success! This year we celebrated with our neighbors at Angel Park on Friday, June 19. It was a fun way to kick off the sumer with friends and a yummy treat.  


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    and Mayoral Candidate Meet & Greet

    Thank you to the 160+ people that came out for the first Alexandria mayoral debate on Thursday, April 23rd.  And, thank you to our neighboring citizens' association, Clover-College Park (CCPCA), for co-hosting the event. We were honored to host Kerry Donley, Bill Euille and Allison Silberberg for a roundtable discussion of the
    most pressing issues affecting Alexandrians.  

    Details about the meeting are available here.
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    City Council Approved Memory Care Center

    Despite a flurry of last minute meetings between local residents and the City Council members 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.

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    TRCA Annual Fall Block Party

    The 2014 TRCA Annual Fall Block Party was another great success! It was a beautiful afternoon for neighbors and families. Children were in costume and joined the band in a parade down West View Terrace. Delicious BBQ by Rocklands and treats by our neighbors were on the menu. Two of our resident photographers captured the
    event in these colorful photos

    The event was free of charge to all current TRCA members ($15 a year/household). Dues were collected
    at the party but there is still an opporunity to donate. Click here to pay your annual dues.  


     


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

Membership

The membership year runs from January 1 through December 31, and the annual dues are $15 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

Meetings

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.