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New owners of 2034 Eisenhower Avenue host ice cream social

Eisenhower Partnership Board Member Jay Palermino provided this report:

It was a nice mix of people who gathered on Eisenhower Avenue to attend a neighborhood Ice Cream Social on June 23.  New building owners of 2034 Eisenhower Ave., Perseus Realty, hosted the social hour with their own Stephen Schwendinger, Perseus' VP of Asset Management in collaboration with their leasing management concern NGKF's General Manager Michelle Everett.  Both pulled out all of the stops delivering mid-afternoon smiles to stretch the entire Eisenhower Valley corridor.  Perseus recently acquired the complex of buildings from the Hoffman Companies and are very interested in getting to know neighbors and to help keep the Valley the best place to live, work and play.  Pictured (L-R) Stephen Schwendinger ofPerseus Realty; Michelle Everett of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) and Jay Palermino of Tyler Business Services, Inc. also representing the Eisenhower Partnership Board of Directors and its membership.




Victory Center still in the running for TSA; Bids due later this summer

The Bisnow newsletter provides this update on the TSA procurement

AFTER TSA LEASE VOIDED, BIDDERS LOOKING FOR A SECOND CHANCE

Washington DC Office Jun 21, 2016 Jon Banister

After a federal judge voided the lease for a TSA HQ in Alexandria last year, bids for a new contract are due to the GSA in just a few weeks, and some of the areas major real estate power players are still competing. Boston Properties, which successfully protested GSA's awarding of the lease to Prudential Real Estate Investors, is now competing for the new lease. Its site in Springfield was the runner-up in the GSA's consideration for the original bid, out of four offers.  "It is our intent to compete to the best extent we can and hopefully prevail," Boston Properties senior vice president Ray Ritchey tells Bisnow.  

Prudential is also likely competing to win the contract, with representation from JLL, after the GSA initially picked its Alexandria site for the HQ but the lease was voided by a federal judge because the GSA signed a 665k SF lease after stating a previous maximum of 625k SF for bids. In addition, JBG—at Hoffman Town Center—and Vornado are likely to submit offers to the GSA, a source with knowledge of the process says.  

The GSA has not set an official final due date for proposals, but contracting officer Mark Stadsklev tells Bisnow he anticipates the deadline will be late July to early August. Last August, the GSA announced it had awarded the lease to Prudential to move the TSA HQ to Victory Center, a vacant office building at 5001 Eisenhower Ave.  Then, in November federal judge Charles Lettow voided the lease, ruling that the GSA unlawfully favored the Victory Center property over Boston Properties' site. The GSA was initially looking to move the TSA into a new HQ in 2018 after its current lease expired, but after the judge voided the new lease, the GSA in April announced it was delaying the TSA's move until 2020. 



The Yappy Hour at the Foster's Grille

Thank you to Foster's Grille for hosting 2016 Yappy Hour.

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria brought some of their dogs to be adopted for the public to view and displayed material needed for adoption.                 

There were plenty of willing hands to scratch and hug these adorable canines.

Tommy Cawley the manager of the Foster's Grille donated gift certificates to the AWLA and to the Eisenhower Partnership.  Also free onion rings, fries and dog treats were well received. 






                                               

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The Eisenhower Partnership is having representation on the Eisenhower West 

Landmark Van Dorn Implementation Advisory Group

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Agnes Artemel, VP of the Eisenhower Partnership to the Eisenhower West/Landmark Van Dorn Implementation Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will represent the interest of Alexandria residents, business community, and relevant boards and commissions.  The mission of this group is to provide guidance to staff on implementation projects and studies related to the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan and the Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor plan.  The Advisory Group will undertake a series of planning activities and meetings to review and provide feedback on implementation-related work.


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Metro Releases Final Track Repair Schedule, Significant Impact to Eisenhower Avenue and Carlyle commuters


Today, Metro released the final SafeTrack planthe large-scale effort to repair and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. Daily commutes of the Eisenhower Avenue and Carlyle commuters may be affected due to maintenance work on the Metro system, particularly the Yellow and Blue Lines.   


Below are listings of track closures and repair work for entire Metrorail system, followed by schedules and maps of repair work that along the Yellow and Blue lines. 

 
   

  Metro System Surge Schedule 

  You may also click here to access the schedule.



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                                                         Thank you 

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), 

Hoffman Management. LLC,

Simpson Development,

Burke & Herbert Bank,

Alexandria Renew,

Carlyle Plaza, LLC,

Maid Brigade,

Virginia Paving,

Artemel & Associates, 

Post Properties

Bowman Consulting Group,

Tyler Business Services,

 Farrington Industrial Park, 

Carlyle Council

 for continuing membership of the Eisenhower Partnership 

this quarter.

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Inventors' Museum reopens in PTO Building

On May 4, 2016, the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum unveiled its new Intellectual Property Power exhibit. The new exhibit celebrates the story of intellectual property and illuminates its significance to progress, innovation, and culture. The goal of the new exhibit is to show visitors how trademarks and patented material make modern amenities possible to society. The National Inventors Hall of Fame is located in the atrium of the United States Patent and Trade Office located at 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA 22314. There is no admission fee and the tour is self-guided. 

 

 Alexandria City Mayor Allison Silberberg

  attended the opening ceremony




Steve Sassoon, 2011 Inductee and inventor of the Digital Camera,sitting next to Russell Slifer, the Deputy Undersecretary of  Commerce for Intellectual Property of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


http://invent.org/

 

HOLIDAY INN REOPENS

Longtime Eisenhower Avenue mainstay Holiday Inn at 2460 Eisenhower Avenue, near Telegraph Road and the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station had a soft opening in early April followed by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 28.  The hotel, now known as Holiday Inn Alexandria@Carlyle, has been completely remodeled and features as clean and modern look throughout its ground floor.  It provides 207 guestrooms and more than 3000 square feet of meeting space.

The ribbon cutting was attended by the hotel's owner, capital partner, management team, the Eisenhower Partnership, Mayor Allison Silberberg, and other supporters.  Representing the hotel were: 

AEW: Jonathan Martin and Stephen Winsor

Wright Investments: Larry Wright Jr., David Martin, Mark Coltharp, and Tracy Uphold

Holiday Inn Alexandria – Carlyle: Ian Harvey (GM), Joylette Whitaker (Dir. of Sales & Marketing), Erika Medrano (Dir. Of Operations), and John Rickling (Dir of F&B).

The Eisenhower Partnership is pleased to welcome the Holiday Inn Alexandria -- Carlyle among its members and looks forward to working with the ownership and staff of the hotel.



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Carlyle Plaza Two apartment development 

Zell & Hines will jointly develop 382 unit apartment building.  Florida based company designer Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Arquitectonica International Corp., design features 382 units in 354 feet fall glass structure, and it will be one of five tallest apartment buildings in the region.

The proposal must go through Alexandria's Planning and Carlyle East Design Review Board. Zell is hoping to break ground by end of 2016

 


Carlyle Plaza Two tower

















For full Washington Business Journal article

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2016/03/in-alexandria-zell-and-hines-partner-to-develop.html?s=print



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