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Renew of lease for Cameron Run Park best future land use?

02/02/2015 1:15 PM | Anonymous

Alexandria City Council is currently considering a request by NOVA Parks that the city renew the current lease on Cameron Run Park for another 40 Years, at the current rate of $0.25 per year, $10.00 for the life of the lease. NOVA Parks is interested in renewing the lease 6 years earlier than the expiration of the current lease, apparently to allow them to make unspecified capital improvements to the park. Although we at Eisenhower Partnership do not oppose the current use in principle, we question committing to another 40 years without exploring best uses for over 39 acres of land for the next 40 years. We have already sent a letter asking the council to consider this matter carefully, please see the link here: Letter to City Council.pdf.

Also, a petition is currently being circulated by a group called Concerned Citizens of Alexandria, asking for a steering committee to study the matter before deciding (Here).

This information is only to inform. Cameron Run Park has been an important part of the Eisenhower Valley. It is our opinion that careful consideration is required before making a move of this importance.


  • 08/11/2015 7:44 PM | uiymgreu
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