Events Bloom in April and May
Eisenhower Avenue and Carlyle are the site of several exciting events this spring. Attend one or all -- it is sure to be rewarding. A brief digest of events, with website links where available is provided for your entertainment.
Rescheduled to weekend of April 29 and 30: Barley and Music at Carlyle.
This 2-day festival blends two favorite pasttimes: drinking beer and listening to music, featuring local artisanal breweries, live entertainment, and food vendors.
The event features six live music acts, three on each day.
Saturday’s live music schedule kicks off with Dave Chappell & The Lone Stardusters from 12 to 2 p.m., Crawddaddies Duo from 2 to 4 p.m., and Carly Harvey from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday’s schedule begins with Down Wilson from 12 to 2 p.m., Justin Trawick & The Common Good from 2 to 4 p.m., and Moonshine Society from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sample beers from 18 breweries and fill up on tasty bites from local restaurants
Tickets: The beer festival is free to attend, but tickets are $25 per day, per person, for unlimited beer samples. Purchase tickets here.
Where: 300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314
When: Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 12 to 6 p.m.
April 24: Agenda:Alexandria discusses the National Science Foundation
Eisenhower Partnership President Frank Cole is one of three panel members discussing the impact of the National Science Foundation on the Eisenhower Avenue corridor and the City of Alexandria at Agenda:Alexandria's April dinner meeting. The event takes place at The Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Avenue (near Seminary and Beauregard), from 6:30 to 9 pm on Monday, April 24. Non-members are welcome to attend either the dinner and program or program only; there is a fee to attend. More information and registration:
May 4: NAIOP Bus Tour Starts and Ends on Eisenhower Avenue:
NAIOP's Annual Bus Tour of Brokers and Real Estate Professionals focuses on "inside the Beltway" this year, and particularly on Eisenhower Avenue and Carlyle. The event kicks off with an expo held in the new National Science Foundation Building (yes, pre-opening), then the buses will ride along Eisenhower, go to Old Town and Arlington, make a slight detour to Tysons, then end with a catered luncheon at Paradigm's new Parc Meridian. More information is available at www.naiopva.org/bustour, or through the event registration form below this section.
May 6: AlexRenew Hosts Water Discovery Day: "Drop by to get to know your H2O and meet Alexandria's water transformers. Go behind the scenes at Alex Renew's block party while you explore, learn, and create. This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday May 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at 1800 Limerick Street (access from Eisenhower Avenue at Hooff's Run Drive). To register, https://waterdiscoveryday.eventbrite.com.
Register today, click here!
Don't miss EP's premium event, "Breakfast with the City Manager." Register by clicking here. NAIOP Tour provides opportunities for EP businesses. Carlyle Design Review Board considers three projects and more.
The Eisenhower Partnership presents its signature spring event, Breakfast with the City Manager March 30
Join us for an interesting morning of discussion, Q&A, hot breakfast, and networking on March 30. City Manager Mark Jinks will discuss how his proposed City budget impacts the Eisenhower Valley and other topics of interest to Eisenhower Partnership members: Eisenhower East and West development proposals, signage, transportation, and much more. The event will be held at the Eisenhower Valley’s innovation headquarters, the US Patent and Trademark Office, south auditorium, from 8 to 10 am.
Seating is limited. Register here.
We thank our generous sponsors::
Register for Breakfast with City Manager here.
Eisenhower Partnership helps bring the NAIOP Bus Tour to Eisenhower East
on May 4
Every second year, NAIOP brings ten buses loaded with commercial real estate brokers and other members of the real estate community inside the Beltway for a tour of major buildings. This year, thanks to the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the National Science Foundation, the May 4 tour will begin and end at the NSF building at 2415 Eisenhower Avenue. In the morning, over 50 exhibitors will promote their projects, products or services. Trade show booths are still available; if you are interested, please contact Kathy D’Amato, firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also opportunities to provide door prizes for the trade show, or for on-bus giveaways. The Eisenhower Partnership is advertising in the tour book that will be given to each attendee, and we are also including an article on the Eisenhower Valley. Several of our members are assisting in sponsoring the breakfast and trade show. This is an event not to be missed – and a great chance for all Eisenhower Valley property owners to showcase their property or business.
Ways for you to be involved in this annual event:
- Trade show booths are still available; if you are interested, please contact Kathy D’Amato, email@example.com.
- There is the opportunity to provide door prizes for the trade show,
- To provide prizes for on-bus giveaways and
- Don't forget to book a seat on the bus! For more information, check http://naiopva.org/bustour.htm
March Happy Hour Held at Holiday Inn –Snow Could Not Keep Members Away
The Eisenhower Partnership’s March Happy Hour was held at the Holiday Inn Alexandria-Carlyle. Attendees enjoyed networking, and food prepared by the Holiday Inn. Our next Happy Hour will be in April at Access National Bank.
Portia Hood (Holiday Inn) and Scott Kersjes (Innovative Facilities Solutions) enjoy the Happy Hour at the Holiday Inn.
Congenial atmosphere encouraged networking at the Eisenhower Partnership Happy Hour March 15
Carlyle Design Review Board Considers Three Projects
This month, three projects are coming before the Carlyle Design Review Board for design refinements.
Carlyle Plaza 2 (south residential tower) is being reviewed as to its proposed rooftop amenity space and design alterations including reconfiguration of loading, height adjustment, modification of an overhang, and alteration of north-south balconies. The project includes 366 residential units, in a striking building designed by Arquitectonica and developed by JM Zell Partners.
Stonebridge Carras’ proposed mixed use project on Hoffman Town Center blocks 4 and 5 (2410 and 2460 Mill Road) is undergoing its Concept II review prior to its Development Special Use Permit application scheduled for public hearing in November. The project proposes 975,000 square feet of retail and residential development north and west of the movie theaters.
Paradigm Development Company is proposing a new development on Block 20, formerly the site of the American Trucking Associations building. Two options are being evaluated: A) 436,000 sf of residential and 109,000 sf of hotel, or B) 365,000 sf residential and 107,000 sf office. The current application is for review of massing and scale.
Paradigm’s proposed residential and hotel option, south of Parc Meridian.
Thank you renewing members
This month, the following companies renewed their membership in the Eisenhower Partnership:
Simpson Development Company
Hoffman Management LLC
Farrington Industrial Park
We welcome their continued participation in the Eisenhower Partnership.