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    TRCA's Annual Halloween Block Party

    This year's 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.  


     


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    TRCA Still Opposed to Rezoning of Woodbine

    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.

    Additional details regarding the latest proposal are available below.





     


  • Park CleanUp ShoppingCartTRCA Park Clean-up Kicked off in April

    Park Clean-up Volunteers Wanted

    Lauren Trabert, a TRCA Executive Committee member, is once again heading up our efforts as part of the Alexandria City's Adopt-a-Park program for Angel Park (201 West Taylor Run Parkway), Chinquapin
    Park (3210 King Street), and our smallest area park at 701 Upland Place. Each weekend between April and November, members of the TRCA are cleaning up these parks as part of the city's beautification efforts
    and a city-wide competition for funds so that we may improve the open spaces of Taylor Run. Last year,
    the TRCA earned $1,865 for its clean-up efforts. Email Lauren (laurentrabert@gmail.com) if you are
    interested in signing up. She sends out an informative email on the Thursday prior to your scheduled clean-up.

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.

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.  

Woodbine Concept Plan Submitted

Neighbors continue to oppose any rezoning

On June 26, 2014, a small group of neighbors representing the Taylor Run Citizens' Association (TRCA) met with members of the Planning and Zoning Office at city hall to discuss a June 13, 2014 Concept Proposal submitted by King Street, LLC., the group representing the developers for the Woodbine property. The most recent plan makes changes to the proposed building but still does not fit with the neighborhood. TRCA remains strongly opposed to the rezoning of the 1.3 acre lot located at 2811 King Street.  It is currently zoned for residential development (R8) and the surrounding neighbors are unanimous in their belief that it should remain so. The RB zoning designation that the developer now requests is for “nonresidential uses of a noncommercial nature" (municode 3-701). 

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.