Weekly News: November 5th – 11th

This Week: Events & Activities

The Old Town Business & Professional Association (OTBPA) will host a networking Happy Hour at MeggRolls (Mon. 11/05 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, MeggRolls, 107 N. Fayette St. Registration Required.).


The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) will hold a meeting to provide Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project up-dates on the project design, and amendment to the Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) (Mon. 11/05 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St.).


The Old and Historic Alexandria District Board of Architectural Review (BAR) will hold its regularly scheduled public hearing. Items of interest include a request for new construction at 1101 North Washington Street by Toll Mid-Atlantic LP Company (Wed. 11/07 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.).


The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Salute to Veterans awards event celebrating the incredible impact that servicemen and servicewomen have had on Alexandria. A big, hearty “congratulations!” to Capitol Post for receiving the award for “Business Empowering & Hiring Veterans” (Thurs. 11/08 at 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave. Registration Required.).


The Eisenhower Partnership will hold their annual meeting, with keynote speaker Rob Kerns, City of Alexandria Department of Planning & Zoning Division Chief for Development, speaking on What’s in the Pipeline for Eisenhower Avenue (Thurs. 11/08, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Alexandria Renew, 1800 Limerick St., 6th Floor, Registration Required.).


The West End Business Association (WEBA) will host a networking Happy Hour at Los Tios Grill of Van Dorn (Thurs. 11/08 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Los Tios Grill, 241 S Van Dorn St. Registration Required.).


The Alexandria Planning Commission will hold a second November meeting where items of interest include a Development Special Use Permit and related approvals for Potomac Yard Landbay H – West Silverstone, allowing the construction of two homes for the elderly/life care facility buildings, with ground floor retail on the south building, including special use permit requests for bonus height for the provision of affordable housing and Recommendation: Eisenhower West-Landmark Van Dorn Developer Contribution Policy (Thurs. 11/08, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.).


The Alexandria City Council will hold their annual retreat (Sat. 11/10, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Alexandria Renew, Education Center & Meeting Space, 1800 Limerick St.).



With Amazon HQ2 pick imminent, past comments show Jeff Bezos repeatedly making the case for an urban campus – GeekWire 

Investors Are Readying for a Housing Price Spike in the Amazon HQ2 City – CityLab

Jeff Bezos going with his heart on HQ2 – Washington Business Journal 

Amazon is reportedly in the advanced stages of naming Crystal City Virginia as its 2nd headquarters: Washington Post – CNBC

Amazon HQ2 May Affect Alexandria’s Real Estate Market – Alexandria Living Magazine

Amazon in ‘Advanced Talks’ to Build New HQ in Crystal City: Report – NBC Washington

Amazon in Late-Stage Talks With Cities Including Crystal City, Va., Dallas, New York City for HQ2 – Wall Street Journal

If Jeff Bezos Makes Washington the Second Headquarters of Amazon – New Yorker Magazine

City Of Alexandria Launches Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process – Alexandria News

Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process to Launch in November – Alexandria Living Magazine

Landmark Mall Inches Closer to Redevelopment; City to Hold Public Meetings – NBC Washington

Eminent Domain For New Station? Government may take private HOA land for Potomac Yard station construction. – Alexandria Gazette Packet (Page 1)



Metro budget proposal eyes more frequent rush hour service, $2 weekend fares – Washington Business Journal

Metro Station Shutdowns To Impact Alexandria In November – Del Ray Patch

City leaders discuss public-private partnerships – Alexandria Times

‘Somebody Else’s Money’ Chamber panel encourages public-private partnerships, particularly for schools – Alexandria Gazette Packet (Page 7)



Goldfish Swim School Aims for January Opening in Alexandria – Alexandria Living Magazine

Giant Food Announces Two New Store Openings In Northern Virginia – Alexandria News

Giant replaces older stores in Herndon and Alexandria – WTOP

FitOne moves to new location in Old Town – Alexandria Times