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October 2016 Eisenhower AVENews

11/28/2016 11:33 AM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting-November 17--Register now to attend.  
The Partnership once again sponsors Alexandria Film Festival


October 2016

Annual Meeting Planned for November 17

Join your friends and colleagues at the Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting on November 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  We’ll have speakers on topics related to the Eisenhower Avenue corridor, food and drink, and networking opportunities.  The membership will also be voting for new members of the Eisenhower Partnership Board of Directors for 2016 – members serve a two-year term.  Last year’s session on prospects for development around the Van Dorn Metro was a big hit, and this year’s is sure to be well worth your time as well.  The meeting will be held at the Society for Human Resource Management (fondly known as SHRM), 1800 Duke Street.

To register, click here: Annual Meeting

Floor and Décor
Planning New Store on Eisenhower Avenue

Floor and Décor, a “big box” seller of tile and flooring materials with only two other stores in our metropolitan area, is planning a large retail showroom plus warehouse at 4607 Eisenhower Avenue, just west of the Clermont Interchange.  This location is an existing warehouse, which will receive façade improvements, and landscaping at the Eisenhower Avenue frontage.  This new “big box” use was foreseen in the Eisenhower West plan passed last year.  The application will be heard by Planning Commission and City Council in November.


Two Buildings Receive Approvals for Office and Retail Uses on the Ground Floor

Two existing buildings, at 2318 Mill Road and 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, recently received approvals that will allow them more flexibility in filling ground floor space rather than holding the space vacant for a specific type of tenant.  At 2318 Mill Road, the office building housing the American Society of Clinical Oncology has not been able to find a retail tenant for its designated ground floor retail space; the building is off the main Eisenhower Avenue axis and there is not sufficient retail demand on its site.  2461 Eisenhower Avenue is the Hoffman office building facing Eisenhower Avenue; it too will be getting flexibility, this time to add retail as an allowable use on the ground floor.  The Eisenhower Partnership supported both these applications.


AlexRenew Recognized as Utility of the Future

AlexRenew was recognized and honored as an inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) 
during a September 27 ceremony held at the WEFTEC 2016  –  Water Environment Federation WEF’s 89
th annual technical exhibition and conference  –  in New Orleans, La.   The recognizing groups: a partnership of water sector organizations including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and the WateReuse Association — with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neil said, “We are excited about this new opportunity to recognize the achievements of small, medium and large forward-thinking utilities that are providing sustainable, efficient, and value-added service to their communities.”

AlexRenew was selected for recognition based on adoption of UOTF principles, focusing on recovering resources from wastewater, sustainability, organizational culture, and community engagement.

These innovations are about improving quality of life for customers and using the resources provided sustainably. The goal of AlexRenew is to be a partner in local economic development and a strong member of the watershed community.  Congratulations to Eisenhower Partnership member,AlexRenew!

Alexandria Renew Moves Into New Office Building

Eisenhower Partnership Member Alexandria Renew has moved into its beautiful new building at 1800 Limerick Street.  This is adjacent to the new artificial turf softball fields that were dedicated last year.  


Eisenhower Partnership Sponsors the Alexandria Film Festival

The Eisenhower Partnership is pleased to once again be a sponsor the Alexandria Film Festival, taking place November 10-13, 2016. 

For 10 years, the Alexandria Film Festival has showcased some of the best documentaries, shorts and feature films from the D.C.-metro area, nationally, and around the world. From November 10th to 13th, the festival returns with more than 40 films, free screenings, discussions, special events, live musical performances, and the Alexandria premiere of season two of PBS series, Mercy Street. Films will be screened at AMC Hoffman Center 22, Market Square and Beatley Central Library.

For more information and a schedule of events, please


Welcome New Members

This month we are pleased to welcome a new member to the Eisenhower Partnership.

Access National Bank plans to open at 2050 Ballenger Lane in November.  The opening of the Alexandria Banking Centermarks the bank’s sixth regional office designed to serve the business and nonprofit community.  Access National Bank has extensive experience serving several key industries including CPA Firms, Legal Services, Medical Practices, National Trade Associations, Nonprofits and Government Contractors.  As one of the most active SBA lenders in the region historically, the Bank is honored to be nominated for the 2016 Alexandria Chamber Business Awards.  This track record, coupled with a reputation for business banking excellence, serves as the catalyst for continued growth.

The Alexandria Banking Center will be a full-service location with hours from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, or by appointment.  Chhaya Muth, Assistant Vice President and Client Services Manager will be tasked with managing the Banking Center and assisting with the commercial banking efforts.


Innovative Facilities Solutions renewed their membership.


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The Eisenhower Partnership is a non-profit organization serving the best interests of the Eisenhower Valley.

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