Thursday, June 28, 2012
Pharmacy records will be transferred to Old Town location.
The Mount Vernon Village Center CVS Pharmacy store located at 3811 Mt. Vernon Avenue will end operations at 6 p.m. Saturday. A bulletin posted on the storefront reads: “All customer records will be maintained at the corporate level and be accessible at any CVS of your choice at any time.” A sign next to the cash register at the store’s pharmacy says prescription records will be transferred to the CVS Pharmacy located at 501 King St. in Old Town. The Mount Vernon Village Center is scheduled for a massive renovation. The project, approved by City Council in December, calls for demolishing the existing shopping center along Mt. Vernon Avenue and replacing it with two, six-story mixed-use buildings that will include 53,000 square feet of …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Republican City Council candidate Scott Gordon offers his views on the approved redevelopment of the Mount Vernon Village Center.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
For years now, I have been a proponent of two things: The addition of affordable housing in need-based communities and urban revitalization through the use of approved zoning ordinances and special use permits. Sometimes, one is impossible when the other exists, but not here, not in Arlandria. Arlandria represents a culturally diverse community consisting of small businesses supported by subsidized, low-income and middle-income housing that plays a key role in the economic viability of its surrounding communities and of the City of Alexandria itself. I have recently been afforded the opportunity to review the recently approved proposal to redvelop the Mount Vernon Village Center in Arlandria and, based on that scope of knowledge, I wish to…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Some Arlandria residents question adequacy of community outreach for project.
The Alexandria City Council approved a controversial redevelopment proposal of Arlandria’s Mount Vernon Village Center on Saturday afternoon by a 6-1 vote. The project calls for demolishing the existing shopping center along Mt. Vernon Avenue and replacing it with two, six-story mixed-use buildings that will include 53,000 square feet of street-level retail space and more than 480 multi-family housing units. Parking for the development—a total of 940 spaces—will be available underground. Hume Springs resident Betty King called the development “a monument of greed and excess.” Members of the neighborhood’s Salvadoran community and others expressed a belief that public outreach was inadequate during the planning process. Others argued that …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Proposal will go before City Council on Saturday.
Members of the Arlandria-Chirilagua Business Association expressed concerns that the proposed redevelopment of the Mount Vernon Village Center would spur gentrification in the neighborhood during a meeting Tuesday with project developers at Cora Kelly Recreation Center. The group’s board, however, unanimously backed the proposal. ACBA President Nelson Zavaleta spoke in support of the project at a Dec. 6 Alexandria Planning Commission meeting where the project was approved. The proposal calls for razing the current shopping center—which houses businesses like MOM’s Organic Market, Fashion K City and a CVS—and constructing two, six-story mixed-use buildings that will include 53,000 square feet of street-level retail space and more than 480 …