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Eisenhower AveNews May 2018

07/30/2018 10:38 AM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

Save the Date!  July 19, 2018.  Primary Elections on June 12. Eisenhower Square Townhouses Selling; Model Open.  Tequila and Taco Open at 540 John Carlyle Street.  Looking for Outdoor Activities and Indoor Sports for the Summer?  Welcome New Member!


May 2018

In Remembrance of EP Founder

Don Simpson Sr.

Don Simpson passed away on May 14 2018.  He was one of three property owners who came together to found the Eisenhower Partnership in 1994, and served as President.  Don led his firm in developing, owning, and managing  properties all over Alexandria, primarily in the office sector.  On Eisenhower Avenue, Simpson Properties developed the three-building Eisenhower Center and the 10- building Alexandria Tech Center.  Don Simpson is widely admired in Alexandria for his philanthropy, being a generous donor to numerous local non-profits every year.  He also served as President of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and was for many years on the Board of Trustees for the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association.  His friends in the Eisenhower Partnership will miss him dearly.


Tequila and Taco Open at 540 John Carlyle Street

Dynamic restauranteurs Mike and Donna Anderson have opened another restaurant in Carlyle to supplement the ever-popular Sweet Fire Donna’s – Tequila and Taco has taken over an existing restaurant space at the corner of Emerson and John Carlyle Street.  Menu stars are of course tacos and three special margaritas, but don’t forget to order the guacamole appetizer – so tasty!


Eisenhower Square Townhouses Selling; Model Open

Come visit the newest residential units on Eisenhower Avenue, just west of Telegraph Road.  The Toll Brothers project includes 67 units in two models (end and interior).  Eighteen homes have been constructed so far.  The homes feature large windows, floating staircases, gourmet kitchens, open layout on main floor, a ground level den, two-car garages, and a rooftop deck.  Four décor motifs are offered: contemporary loft, transitional luxury, industrial chic, and urban farmhouse.  Rather than giving each house a tiny yard, the builder is providing a large central park with benches and bike racks.  Prices range from $884,995 to $1.1 million for houses that measure either 2,270 or 2,590 square feet.  Several units have sold.  The model can be seen from 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 6 pm on Sunday and Monday.


Primary Elections are on June 12

Two candidates for Mayor and 12 candidates for City Council are on the ballot on June 12 from the Democratic Party.  On the Republican side, there are 3 candidates for US Senate.  Voters must choose which ballot they want to vote on, Democrat or Republican.  The voting precincts for Eisenhower Avenue are:

  • East of Telegraph Road: Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street
  • Telegraph to Bluestone Roads: MacArthur School, 1101 Janney’s Lane
  • Cameron Run Park to Bluestone Road: Temple Beth El, 3830 Seminary Road
  • West of Cameron Run Park: Cameron Station, 200 Cameron Station Blvd.

Polling places will be open from 6 am to 7 pm on election day.  Absentee voting is currently open either in person or by mail (detailed information available at


AlexandriaRenew HQ Building Wins Award

Alexandria Renew Enterprises’ (AlexRenew) Environmental Center was named one of this year’s Professional Project Award winners at the Architectural Engineering Institute’s annual conference, AEI Forum. The LEED Platinum certified facility won the Most Innovative Project Award in the “Less than $100 Million” category, the Electrical Systems Design Award of Excellence and the Construction Management and Methods Award of Excellence.  For more information, go to


Looking for Outdoor Activities and Indoor Sports for the Summer?  Look no Further!

Eisenhower Avenue is home to a wide variety of sports and recreational activities, both publicly sponsored and privately operated.  Whether your activity of choice is bicycling, swimming, or rock climbing, you can do it in the Eisenhower Valley, including at one of these locations:

                Indoor Facilities

  • SportRock Climbing Center, 5308 Eisenhower Avenue
    Rock Climbing

  • One Life Fitness, 305 Hooffs Run Drive
    Membership Gym

  • Crossfit Alepou, 4932B Eisenhower Avenue

Outdoor Facilities

  • Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Avenue     
    wave pool, minigolf, batting cages

  • Hensley Fields, 4200 Eisenhower Avenue
    softball, soccer, lacrosse

  • Limerick Field, 1800 Limerick Street 

  • Holmes Run Bike Trail, Eisenhower Ave. near Cameron Run Regional Park (Alexandria) and Hockett St. and Annandale Rd./SR 649 (West Falls Church) 

Cameron Run Regional Park 

                                                                Holmes Run Bike Trail Map   


Commonwealth One FCU “Luau” Drew Many Attendees from West End

Commonwealth One Federal Credit Union, based/HQ’d at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue hosted a summer luau networking event on May 3.  

Next Eisenhower West Implementation Task Force Meeting is May 24

The next scheduled meeting of the Eisenhower West Landmark Van Dorn Implementation Work Group is on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 7 pm at Tucker Elementary School.  Details on past meetings and the agenda when posted can be found at


Save the Date!  July 19, 2018

The Eisenhower Partnership’s next rooftop networking event will be on July 19, at the beautiful ParcMeridian near the Eisenhower Metro station.  Details will be coming soon!  In the meantime mark your calendars for July 19 from 
5 to 7.


Welcome New Members

We welcome Emily Gordon of McEnearney Realtors as a new member of the Eisenhower Partnership.


Reminder – Key Dates

May 24 – Events Committee

May 30 – Board of Directors


Eisenhower Partnership   1500 Eisenhower Avenue,   Alexandria VA 22314

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

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