Wednesday, December 26, 2012
David Fromm and Amy Slack are stepping down from their leadership positions with the Del Ray Citizens Association at the end of the year.
Longtime Del Ray Citizens Association members David Fromm and Amy Slack received a proclamation from Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille last week honoring their service to the community. The husband-and-wife team is stepping down from their respective leadership positions with the DRCA at the end of the year to focus on issues important to them. “It’s going to be very different not having their faces on a DRCA board,” DRCA President Bill Hendrickson said. Fromm has served on the DRCA Executive Board since 1999, including a stretch as president. Slack has chaired the DRCA’s Land Use Committee for all but one year since 2000. Euille praised the pair for their efforts to market and expand the neighborhood’s 22301 area code, which has grown to be …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Alexandria City Council recently approved design elements of dedicated Bus Rapid Transit lanes on Route 1.
Alexandria City Council approved design elements of the city’s portion of the Crystal City-Potomac Yard transitway last week, putting construction of bus rapid transit lanes between Potomac Avenue and E. Glebe Road on track to begin in July. Council made provisions to monitor changes in vehicle traffic in the area and requested city staff begin the process of creating a parking district in areas of Del Ray close to the BRT stops. As reported in an April Patch story, the BRT will alter several Route 1 intersections. The traffic signal at Hume Avenue will be removed and the intersection will become right-in, right-out only. Right-in, right-out will also be required at Raymond, Windsor and Bellefonte avenues. Intersections at Potomac Avenue…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
On Saturday, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a permit allowing the school to increase its enrollment and create a drop-off zone on E. Windsor Avenue.
A special use permit application filed by Del Ray Montessori to expand its enrollment and create a pick-up and drop-off zone for students on E. Windsor Avenue was approved by the Alexandria City Council on Saturday by unanimous vote. The school operates out of Del Ray Methodist Church on the corner of E. Windsor and Clyde avenues. The primary entrance to the Montessori school is on E. Windsor Avenue. While the school’s plan to expand from 21 to 41 students received approval from the Del Ray Citizens Association, the group was opposed to the drop-off zone on the west side of narrow E. Windsor Avenue because of safety concerns and its status as a primary route for ambulances. As an alternative, the DRCA Land Use Committee suggested removing …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Unfunded second phase of park will include plaza, water fountain, boulders and more.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
In just two months, Del Ray’s newest pocket park on the corner of E. Del Ray and Commonwealth avenues has become quite possibly the most popular family hangout in the neighborhood. When the weather is even halfway nice, the tot lot is filled with children, parents and babysitters chatting and laughing. Strollers line the walkway all hours of the day. From time to time, the lot is even known to mimic Speakers’ Corner of London’s Hyde Park. While it’s already a great place, the space remains unfinished. A second phase of the park, which will include a labyrinth plaza, pathway extension, drinking fountain, boulders, tables and additional landscaping, remains unfunded (see the attached photo for the complete plan). The Del Ray Citizens …