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  • 03/23/2017 8:19 PM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

    Don't miss EP's premium event, "Breakfast with the City Manager."   There are updates on construction in the Valley and thanks to renewing members.

    AveNews

    February 2017

    Eisenhower Partnership invites you 
    to have “Breakfast with 
    the City Manager” 
    on March 30

    The Eisenhower Partnership is pleased to announce the date for its 2017 Breakfast with the City Manager, one of its annual premium events.  City Manager Mark Jinks has been invited to discuss items on his proposed FY2018 budget that could affect those who work, live or invest along Eisenhower Avenue.  This year, we are particularly pleased that we can bring you the event in the south auditorium of the US Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street.  Register now! Event date: March 30, 2017 from 8 am to 10 am.  Breakfast will be served.  


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    Cameron Run Park planning meeting 
    draws 25

    The Eisenhower Partnership on February 21 sponsored the first outreach meeting by the consultant team for Cameron Run Park.  Numerous members of the Eisenhower Partnership attended this meeting, including several residents of the Townes at Cameron Parke who are members through their Homeowners Association.  After listening to a presentation by John Fennell, project manager for Michael Baker Jr., the City’s contractor, attendees asked many questions, including several about the financial relationship between the City of Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVAParks) which has held a lease for the parkland since 1981.  Attendees expressed concern about lack of maintenance in the park adjacent to Lake Cook, and indicated they would prefer uses other than the wave pool in the main portion of the park.  A year-round building with a covered pool and activity rooms was suggested.  Several additional input meetings will be held before the project’s findings are presented to the City Council prior to its summer recess.

    If you missed this meeting and are interested in providing your thoughts, there are a couple of opportunities:

    1)      The next meeting is on Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm at the Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street
    2)     Comments can be provided by writing to the Eisenhower Partnership at eisenhowerppp@gmail.com (we will consolidate them and pass them on to the consultant team)



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    EP Board sets priorities for 2017

    The Eisenhower Partnership Board of Directors held a mini-retreat on February 22, led by Julie Jakopic of iLead Strategies, with the aim of setting priorities for 2017.  In the course of spirited discussion, the theme that emerged is Advocate, Inform, Connect!   Our work program for the year will be based on this theme.  We already have a robust calendar of events coming up throughout the year and are tracking closely the projects that have been announced and could affect those who work or live on Eisenhower Avenue.


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    Have you noticed the construction?

    The NSF building in Eisenhower East is looking fabulous, and will be occupied this summer.  Rushmark is “moving dirt” on its residential project at 2901 Eisenhower Avenue.  In the near future, look for activity at the Carlyle Plaza residential site (south of Eisenhower Avenue near the Eisenhower Circle), and at the Floor and Décor warehouse (near the Eisenhower Connector).  Several other projects are in the conceptual stages, including a couple in the former Hoffman landholdings and one in the extreme west.




    Rushmark at 2901 Eisenhower Avenue.


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    Upcoming Key Dates in March

    Several upcoming events and meetings are listed below.  Please note that committee meetings are open to Eisenhower Partnership members only.

    March 1 at 2 pm: Membership Committee

    March 2 at 3:30 pm: Planning Committee

    March 8 at 3:30 pm: Marketing Committee

    March 15 at 5:00pm : Happy Hour

    March 29 at 8:30 am: Board of Directors

    March 30 at 8:00 am: Breakfast with the City Manager


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    Thank you renewing members

    Welcome back to renewing members   

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    Tyler Business Services and the
    National Inventors Hall of Fame.



    National Inventors Hall of Fame

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  • 02/27/2017 5:19 PM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)


    Stonebridge Carras for Hoffman Town Center Blocks 4 and 5 at 2410 and 2460 Mill Road Proposal.  Eisenhower Avenue Widening Project.  Sandy Modell retirement

    AveNews

    January 2017

    Boutique District Warehouse Sale to be held at Eisenhower's Westin Hotel



    The Westin Alexandria
    400 Courthouse Square
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Saturday, February 4
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Parking is available in the The United States Patent and Trademark Office East Garage, 551 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, Virginia
    (Open at 24 hours/Rate $5)
    or
    Catch the FREE shuttle from King Street Metro.
    Limited street parking available.

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    Stonebridge Carras Proposes New Development Near Eisenhower Metro


    Initial design concept reviewed by the Carlyle Design Review Board

    The Carlyle Design Review Board on January 19, reviewed a development proposal by Stonebridge Carras for Hoffman Town Center Blocks 4 and 5 at 2410 and 2460 Mill Road.  The site, located between Mandeville Lane and Mill Road, north of the AMC 22 theaters, consists of two parcels with slightly more than 5 acres, and is proposed for residential use with ground floor retail.  The project includes 730 dwelling units in three towers: a rental building with 410 units, a 120-unit condominium, and a 200-unit senior living facility.  An 80,000 sf grocery store is included in the proposed 220,000 gross square feet of retail.  The project will have more than 1,600 parking spaces. 

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    City Extends Life of Mulch Pile

    The City’s Mulch Pile at 4251 Eisenhower Avenue adjacent to the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter is slated to remain with us for the foreseeable future.  The Mulch Pile’s Special Use Permit was due to expire, but Planning Commission and City Council action have added another ten years to its permitted life.


    Staff presentation on extending the SUP for the City Mulch Pile

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    Eisenhower Avenue Widening Project Moving Slowly

    Eisenhower Avenue is slated to be widened between Eisenhower Circle and Mill Road.  The project’s design is being finalized and coordination with utility companies is underway.  City staff is currently in the process of negotiating acquisition of right of way.  Construction bidding is likely in early 2018, while the construction period is estimated at 18 months.


    Eisenhower Avenue widening project area

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    People in the News

    Sandy Modell, general manager of the DASH bus system, has retired after 28 yearswith the Alexandria Transit Company.  Her “DASHing Forward” farewell party is being held on February 2 from 4:30 to 7:30 at the DASH bus facility at 3000 Business Center Drive.  Sandy worked with the Eisenhower Partnership in our early years to expand bus service along Eisenhower Avenue. 




    Upcoming Events

    The Eisenhower Partnership Marketing Committee has prepared a slate of events for 2017, including our signature City Manager Breakfast, several groundbreaking ceremonies and happy hours, and sponsorship of events by other entities.  This robust menu of events will provide numerous opportunities for members to gain visibility as an event sponsor and to network with other members.  In March, we will welcome City Manager Mark Jinks for an update on the budget and various issues facing the City.  A March Happy Hour (cash bar) is also planned.

    Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

    The marketing committee is also preparing a list of sponsorship opportunities, levels of sponsorship, and sponsorship benefits.  We will publish a list and rates in our next issue.  The Marketing Committee is chaired by Scott Kersjes, with Janet Gregor serving as Co-chair.

    Membership Renewal Invoices Going Out

    Membership dues renewal invoices for memberships due to renew in the first quarter of 2017 are being mailed.  Please renew your membership promptly – dues and sponsorships are the Eisenhower Partnership’s only sources of income.


     Phone# 703-684-5124  Email:  eisenhowerppp@gmail.com

    1500 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria | VA 22314
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  • 01/27/2017 2:20 PM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

    Wishing you health and prosperity in the New Year!  
    Eisenhower West/LVD Implementation Group Reviews Background Info  
    Eisenhower Partnership Board Meets January 25

    AveNews

    December 2016

    Best wishes for the holiday season – and may 2017 bring health and prosperity to all!  


    Eisenhower Partnership

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    Shake Off the Cold on Wednesdays in Carlyle


    Beginning this week, stop by the Wake Up Wednesdays Pop-Up Cafe in Carlyle. The cafe will serve Sugar Shack coffee and donuts from 7:00 - 9:30 AM every Wednesday in December at the Carlyle entrance to the King Street Metro tunnel.




    Cameron Run Park Planning Takes Place in early 2017

    The City of Alexandria’s Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a plan for public outreach (to be reviewed by the City Council on January 10) to determine the best use of the Cameron Run Regional Park.  This initiative is being implemented as a result of the request by the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority to renew its 40-year lease on the park.  The park currently is home to an aquatic amusement park and mini-golf course; the Parks Authority wants to invest in additional facilities.  The City’s Parks Commission wants to make sure that Alexandria’s unmet recreational needs are addressed at this very large facility.  Numerous groups are targeted for outreach activities in 2017; the Eisenhower Partnership will set up a meeting where its members can weigh in on the options for the park.  The plan, to include Lake Cook and Hensley Fields in addition to the Great Waves park, is scheduled for adoption before the City Council’s final recess in June.

    Eisenhower West/LVD Implementation Group Reviews Background Info

    The Eisenhower West Landmark Van Dorn Implementation Advisory Group met on November 28 to review items pertinent to the future development of Eisenhower West in accordance to the small area plan adopted in November 2015.  Faheem Darab, a senior planner in Fairfax County, reviewed the County’s Lincolnia Plan update, covering 2,000 acres just west of Alexandria, including Edsall Road, I-395, Little River Turnpike, and Lincolnia Road.  The objective is to test the creation of a Community Business Center at Route 236 and Beauregard Street and to propose Comprehensive Plan Text updates.  Community Task Force meetings will begin in January or February 2017.

    Plans for the West End Transitway were presented next; this has been in the works for several years now, and when complete, will bring Bus Rapid Transit service to portions of Van Dorn Street and Beauregard Street.  Next steps include a procurement for 30% design, and rounding up funding from various sources.






    Proposed alignment of West End Transitway





    Greenhill showed preliminary concepts for redevelopment of ten blocks north and south of Pickett Street just west of Cameron Station.  To become reality, the plan requires completion of the multi-modal bridge over the Norfolk Southern tracks.


    Greenhill Concept Plan – Van Dorn Street to the West, Pickett Street running through a new traffic circle, Cameron Station to the east, and a proposed multi-modal bridge running south across the Norfolk Southern tracks.





    The Air Quality Analysis around the Covanta plant was identified as a key first step in the Eisenhower West Plan.  Currently, the City has reviewed a preliminary study conducted by Covanta, but needs to go much further in studying building heights and evaluating mitigation strategies.

    The Infrastructure Plan which is also a key step in implementing the Eisenhower West plan is moving slowly, with a contract for consulting services not anticipated until Spring 2017, with probably a 12 to 18 month timeframe for completion.

    Additional studies identified in the Eisenhower West Plan as necessary are even further away, including a multimodal bridge concept plan, a Backlick Run restoration plan, and a preliminary concept for the western (Farrington) connector.

    UPCOMING SPECIAL USE PERMITS

    The City’s Planning Commission is scheduled to review on January 5 an application to extend the permit for the City’s Mulch Pile.  Covanta has requested an extension to the hours in which trash trucks can make deliveries to the plant, basically starting as early as 6 am.


    JANUARY EVENTS

    Fusion School invites the community to its Open House January 12


    Fusion School is at 333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 100.  They have a unique educational model for grades 6 through 12, featuring a 1:1 student/teacher ratio, and offer full and part-time programs.  The say: Join us at our open house to get a feel for the Fusion vibe and how we are definitely thinking "outside the traditional school box."  Reserve a spot or find out more athttp://www.fusionacademy.com/fusion-campus-location/alexandria/upcoming-events/.
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    Membership and Marketing Committees to Meet in January

    The Eisenhower Partnership’s Committees are gearing up for another productive year.  Please let Arja Seppala-Scheer know you are interested in participating by emailingeisenhowerppp@gmail.com.

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    Eisenhower Partnership Board Meets January 25

    The Board of Directors of the Eisenhower Partnership will meet on Wednesday, January 25 at 8:30 am at the SpringHill Suites, 2950 Eisenhower Avenue.  The Board regularly meets on the last Wednesday of the month.


    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


    This December we welcome two new members.

    • Townes at Cameron Parke is a 229-unit townhouse development in the 3800 block of Eisenhower Avenue built in 1997.  Daniel Beason will represent the Townes; Daniel is a technology and communications manager with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. He has lived in the Eisenhower Valley since 2009.

    • Real Estate Counselorsprovides a variety of services to the real estate industry.  Peter Pokorny is their representative; he is an attorney focused on commercial real estate leasing and business transactions.
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  • 12/20/2016 10:17 AM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

    Four Elected as Directors of the Eisenhower Partnership. 
    Volunteer Opportunities. 
     Holiday Activities Abound.

    AveNews

    November 2016

    Four Elected as Directors of the Eisenhower Partnership

    At the Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting held on November 17, 2016, four members were elected to serve two-year terms on the Board of Directors.  They are:

    Daniel Beason, representing the Townes at Cameron Parke.  Daniel is a technology and communications manager with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, and has lived in the Eisenhower Valley since 2009.

    Fred Beddard, Senior Vice President of Perseus Realty Fred is in charge of Acquisitions and Finance for Perseus; Perseus is the new owner of 2000-2034 Eisenhower Avenue, on the south side facing the PTO building.

    Neal Kumar, Vice President of Development at Rushmark.   Neal has 12 years of experience in real estate development, finance, and asset management.  Rushmark is building a multi-family project just west of Telegraph Road at 2901 Eisenhower Avenue.

    Karyle Thornton, Commonwealth One FCU.  Karyle is Chief Marketing Officer at CommonWealth One, where she brings over 30 years of credit union and commercial bank management experience.  CommonWealth One is located at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue.

    These new Directors take office on January 1, 2017.

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    A few pictures from the Annual Meeting:

    City Manager Mark Jinks, former Planning Director Engin Artemel, Mayor Allison Silberberg, and Planning Director Karl Moritz seem to be enjoying the meeting.


    Eisenhower Partnership President Frank Cole has just welcomed Keynote Speaker Alex Hutchinson to tell attendees about the findings from Smart Growth America’s “Amazing Place” research.


    Neal Kumar, Mindy Lyle, and Agnès Artemel are having a good conversation.  In the background, Mark Jinks and Frank Cole are a bit more serious.


    More than 60 people gathered in SHRM’s conference room for the Annual Meeting.

    Photo credit:  all photos by Frank Scheer.

    Coming Up Soon:

    The Eisenhower West Landmark Van Dorn Implementation Group is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 28 at 7 pm at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street.  On the agenda – Fairfax County plans for areas near Alexandria’s border; the Van Dorn Street Transitway; and Greenhill Capital’s plans for Pickett Street.  The meeting is open to the public.

    The Planning Commission on December 6 is scheduled to hear an application by Team Red, White and Blue to operate a private club at 5428 Eisenhower Avenue. RWB is a national non-profit organization that hosts activities for American veterans, including run groups, yoga, cycling, and volunteer opportunities.  The Alexandria space is to serve as a base for local programs and regional operations, as well as an inclusive gathering place for veterans in the community.  The space is to have an open multi-use area and small lounge for classes, community meetings, education, and seminars. 

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    The Annual Outdoor Holiday Market at Carlyle is scheduled for December 3,4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.  The market features art and craft vendors, a children’s corner, hot Gluhwein, and live music.  Plan to come to 300 John Carlyle Street anywhere between 11 am and 7 pm on the above dates.  For more information, check their website at alexandriaholidaymarket.com

    Volunteer Opportunities at Eisenhower Partnership

    The Eisenhower Partnership’s Membership and Marketing Committees are looking for new members.  Each committee meets for approximately one hour per month and carries out additional activities in addition to the scheduled meeting.  Participating on a committee is an excellent way to become known, advertise your business, and make important connections.  Please let us know your interest by writing to Arja Seppala-Scheer, our coordinator, at eisenhowerppp@gmail.com.

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    Alexandria Abounds with Holiday Activities

    Make plans to attend the Campagna Center 46th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk on December 3, see the 17th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on the Potomac River the same night, and participate in the 22ndAnnual First Night Alexandria on December 31.  For more information on all these events and more, check www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/holidays.


  • 12/09/2016 10:44 AM | Arja Seppala-Scheer (Administrator)

    Real Estate Counselors is a boutique law firm focusing on commercial real estate and business transactions.  We offer a wide range of services to individuals, non-profits and business clients including all aspects of buying, selling and refinancing commercial properties. We also help landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial leasing transactions including new leases, amendments, subleases, assignments, subordination agreements and leasehold mortgage financing.  Because we are a boutique practice, our clients benefit by getting personalized service at a price that makes sense in the over-all business deal. We work with clients to make deals happen.  We have five attorneys located in the DC region and one in New York City.  We serve clients in DC, Maryland and Virginia and with our connections of local counsel, throughout the United States.

  • 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

    AveNews

    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.

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    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.

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    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.  

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    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 checkwww.alexfilmfest.com.

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    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.


     



  • 10/26/2016 10:23 AM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

    AVENEWS

    October enews will be published soon!!                  September 2016


    Eisenhower Partnership Workshop Crisis Prep 101  
    Gives Info, Tips to Attendees

    On Friday, September 9, just as the country remembered the 15th year since the 9/11 attacks, the Eisenhower Partnership (EP) gathered a distinguished group of speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the City of Alexandria to discuss crisis preparation for property and building owners and businesses large and small located in the City of Alexandria.  “Crisis Prep 101,” was the first in what EP hopes will be a series of workshops leading to a more well-prepared City. 

    Frank Cole, President of the Partnership, greeted participants and got the morning off to a great start with welcoming remarks and introductions.  As Director of Administrative Services at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Cole initiated planning at SHRM which led to development of the current workshop presented by the Partnership.  

    Speakers from Homeland Security and FEMA presented on “Global and Domestic

     Threat and Disasters,” and Disaster Recover respectively.   Participants were informed about the impact of recent events, including DT “Domestic Terrorism,” and received an overview of the national matrix of planning for all kinds of possible disasters, both by terror and natural means.  There was discussion of plans for the inauguration that are in progress.  Discussion and questions followed with the recommendation to check out a valuable website called www.ready.gov for further information and training.  Speakers said being ready is all about Situational Awareness—look around, spot the exits, identify obstacles in your way and scope out a path to get out.  Remember, in a crisis your cell phone may not have connectivity for phone calls, but it is likely that you will still have the ability to text.  The next speakers presented information about “Hometown Security,” including a presentation on Business Continuity. 

    The City of Alexandria Emergency Preparedness Team led by James Podlucky, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator presented local information from the City’s Fire and Police Department.  The speakers urged participants to get a plan, train for potential emergencies and get connected to alerts.  ACOOP “Continuity of Operations” Plan is important for each business.  City of Alexandria EMS personnel are willing to come out to review your premises and advise.  Each participant received a copy of the brand new “City of Alexandria Emergency Action Tips,” a laminated one-fold card with loads of information about how to handle emergencies.  You can receive emergency alerts and customize them by signing up at www.alexandria.gov/eNews.  To report suspicious activity, use the “See Something/Send Something,” app from the Virginia Fusion Center (http://www.vsp.state.va.us/FusionCenter/mobileApp.shtm). 


    Specific tips for businesses included:  prepare an emergency action worksheeworksheet for your employees; if the building is large, add an evacuation map.  Often you will see these maps on walls of public buildings near the doors.   Be sure to leave a copy of all the materials by the main entrance to the building for emergency responders.   Finally—what can an individual do?  Be Informed.  Make a Plan.  Build a list.  Get Involved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Storm Surge Map provided by City Emergency Management

    Frank Cole summed up and told all the participants that this was just the beginning of a series of workshops with the goal of a better prepared business community.  Watch for news of the next in this series of Crisis Prep workshops.

    Thanks Again to
    Our Sponsors

                   

                      


    Eisenhower West Landmark Van Dorn Implementation

    Work has begun on implementing the recommendations of the Eisenhower West and Landmark Van Dorn Small Area Plans!  The Eisenhower Partnership was instrumental in obtaining the Victory Center as the location for the first meeting of the City’s Advisory Group – a meeting attended by the 14 group members, as well as numerous City staff and a general audience of 20-25 people. 

    After reviewing the key aspects of each of the two plans, City staff noted that the City was currently engaged in procuring two analyses important to the plans; the first is an air quality simulation of what would happen to emissions from the Covanta waste-to-energy plant if the 20 or so tall buildings envisioned in the Eisenhower West plan were to be built.  The second is a very important analysis of the capital needs that follow from the recommendations in the two plans – roads, sewer improvements, stream bank stabilization, and the like.  The first study could potentially be concluded in the next four months, but the second study will take much longer – particularly since the

    City has to go through standard procurement procedures and a consultant may not even be selected for several months.

    Also at this meeting, City staff went over the status of several developer and tenant proposals in the area.  The next meeting will be held in November.  The Eisenhower Partnership is being represented by EP Vice President Agnès Artemel.

    Stormwater Utility

    Facing federal and state unfunded mandates on stormwater management and the need to protect and improve Alexandria’s waterways, the City of Alexandria is studying a potential stormwater fee to be imposed on both commercial and residential property owners.  The fee proposal will be discussed at a number of community and business events this fall, including one to be sponsored by the Eisenhower Partnership.  Currently, staff is proposing to base the fee on the amount of impervious surface at a property, measured in Equivalent Residential Units (ERUs) worth 2,062 square feet.  The currently proposed fee per ERU ranges from $120 to $145 per year.  Staff plans to do further work to refine the cost per ERU.  For further information, see the City’s website athttps://www.alexandriava.gov/tes/stormwater/info/default.aspx?id=93591.

    Save the Date for the Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting

    The Eisenhower Partnership is planning its 2016 Annual Meeting, where we will bring members and guests the latest news on new developments planned on the Eisenhower Avenue corridor.  Please saveThursday, November 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 on your calendar.





    Welcome new and renewing members

    This month we welcome;

    Access National Bank joined the Partnership and is coming to Carlyle.  The new office, located in the Carlyle District at 2050 Ballenger Avenue—steps away from the US Eastern District Courthouse and the USPTO main campus—will open in early November.

    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.

     Rushmark Properties as a new member.  Rushmark will be developing the site at 2901 Eisenhower Avenue, formerly the VDOT staging area for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project.  Two residential towers and some townhouses are planned for the properties.  

    Innovative Solutions, Paradigm and Restaurant Depot have renewed their membership.




    Eisenhower Restaurants-Alert!

    Eisenhower Partnership is developing a "Restaurant Guide," for the Eisenhower Valley.  If you would like to be included, please contact the Partnership by phone or email with subject line: "Restaurant Guide."

    Phone# 703-684-5124  
    Email:  eisenhowerppp@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance
    for your assistance!

    Send Us Your News!

    Does your business have news you want to promote?  Are there new plans, initiatives, or promotions that you want  the Eisenhower Community to know?  Send it to Eisenhower Partnership.  We will put it in this monthly newsletter and/or on our website.  We are here for you!!  Contact us by phone or email.  See contact information above!

  • 10/20/2016 11:31 AM | Arja Seppala-Scheer (Administrator)

    Access National Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of its branch network into Alexandria.  The new office, located in the Carlyle District at 2050 Ballenger Avenue—steps away from the US Eastern District Courthouse and the USPTO main campus—will open in early November.

     The opening of the Alexandria Banking Center marks the bank’s sixth regional office designed to serve the business and nonprofit community.  Access National 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.

     


  • 09/27/2016 10:29 AM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)


     AVENEWS

    September 2016

    Eisenhower Partnership Workshop Crisis Prep 101  
    Gives Info, Tips to Attendees

    On Friday, September 9, just as the country remembered the 15th year since the 9/11 attacks, the Eisenhower Partnership (EP) gathered a distinguished group of speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the City of Alexandria to discuss crisis preparation for property and building owners and businesses large and small located in the City of Alexandria.  “Crisis Prep 101,” was the first in what EP hopes will be a series of workshops leading to a more well-prepared City. 

    Frank Cole, President of the Partnership, greeted participants and got the morning off to a great start with welcoming remarks and introductions.  As Director of Administrative Services at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Cole initiated planning at SHRM which led to development of the current workshop presented by the Partnership.  

    Speakers from Homeland Security and FEMA presented on “Global and Domestic

     Threat and Disasters,” and Disaster Recover respectively.   Participants were informed about the impact of recent events, including DT “Domestic Terrorism,” and received an overview of the national matrix of planning for all kinds of possible disasters, both by terror and natural means.  There was discussion of plans for the inauguration that are in progress.  Discussion and questions followed with the recommendation to check out a valuable website called www.ready.gov for further information and training.  Speakers said being ready is all about Situational Awareness—look around, spot the exits, identify obstacles in your way and scope out a path to get out.  Remember, in a crisis your cell phone may not have connectivity for phone calls, but it is likely that you will still have the ability to text.  The next speakers presented information about “Hometown Security,” including a presentation on Business Continuity. 

    The City of Alexandria Emergency Preparedness Team led by James Podlucky, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator presented local information from the City’s Fire and Police Department.  The speakers urged participants to get a plan, train for potential emergencies and get connected to alerts.  ACOOP “Continuity of Operations” Plan is important for each business.  City of Alexandria EMS personnel are willing to come out to review your premises and advise.  Each participant received a copy of the brand new “City of Alexandria Emergency Action Tips,” a laminated one-fold card with loads of information about how to handle emergencies.  You can receive emergency alerts and customize them by signing up at www.alexandria.gov/eNews.  To report suspicious activity, use the “See Something/Send Something,” app from the Virginia Fusion Center (http://www.vsp.state.va.us/FusionCenter/mobileApp.shtm). 


    Specific tips for businesses included:  prepare an emergency action worksheeworksheet for your employees; if the building is large, add an evacuation map.  Often you will see these maps on walls of public buildings near the doors.   Be sure to leave a copy of all the materials by the main entrance to the building for emergency responders.   Finally—what can an individual do?  Be Informed.  Make a Plan.  Build a list.  Get Involved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Storm Surge Map provided by City Emergency Management

    Frank Cole summed up and told all the participants that this was just the beginning of a series of workshops with the goal of a better prepared business community.  Watch for news of the next in this series of Crisis Prep workshops.

    Thanks Again to
    Our Sponsors

                   

                      


    Eisenhower West Landmark Van Dorn Implementation

    Work has begun on implementing the recommendations of the Eisenhower West and Landmark Van Dorn Small Area Plans!  The Eisenhower Partnership was instrumental in obtaining the Victory Center as the location for the first meeting of the City’s Advisory Group – a meeting attended by the 14 group members, as well as numerous City staff and a general audience of 20-25 people. 

    After reviewing the key aspects of each of the two plans, City staff noted that the City was currently engaged in procuring two analyses important to the plans; the first is an air quality simulation of what would happen to emissions from the Covanta waste-to-energy plant if the 20 or so tall buildings envisioned in the Eisenhower West plan were to be built.  The second is a very important analysis of the capital needs that follow from the recommendations in the two plans – roads, sewer improvements, stream bank stabilization, and the like.  The first study could potentially be concluded in the next four months, but the second study will take much longer – particularly since the

    City has to go through standard procurement procedures and a consultant may not even be selected for several months.

    Also at this meeting, City staff went over the status of several developer and tenant proposals in the area.  The next meeting will be held in November.  The Eisenhower Partnership is being represented by EP Vice President Agnès Artemel.

    Stormwater Utility

    Facing federal and state unfunded mandates on stormwater management and the need to protect and improve Alexandria’s waterways, the City of Alexandria is studying a potential stormwater fee to be imposed on both commercial and residential property owners.  The fee proposal will be discussed at a number of community and business events this fall, including one to be sponsored by the Eisenhower Partnership.  Currently, staff is proposing to base the fee on the amount of impervious surface at a property, measured in Equivalent Residential Units (ERUs) worth 2,062 square feet.  The currently proposed fee per ERU ranges from $120 to $145 per year.  Staff plans to do further work to refine the cost per ERU.  For further information, see the City’s website athttps://www.alexandriava.gov/tes/stormwater/info/default.aspx?id=93591.

    Save the Date for the Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting

    The Eisenhower Partnership is planning its 2016 Annual Meeting, where we will bring members and guests the latest news on new developments planned on the Eisenhower Avenue corridor.  Please saveThursday, November 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 on your calendar.





    Welcome new and renewing members

    This month we welcome Rushmark Properties as a new member.  Rushmark will be developing the site at 2901 Eisenhower Avenue, formerly the VDOT staging area for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project.  Two residential towers and some townhouses are planned for the properties.  Rushmark is sponsoring an information meeting on the project on Monday, September 26 at 6 pm at the SpringHill Suites, 2950 Eisenhower Avenue.  Paradigm and Restaurant Depot have renewed their membership.




    Eisenhower Restaurants-Alert!

    Eisenhower Partnership is developing a "Restaurant Guide," for the Eisenhower Valley.  If you would like to be included, please contact the Partnership by phone or email with subject line: "Restaurant Guide."

    Phone# 703-684-5124  
    Email:  eisenhowerppp@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance
    for your assistance!

    Send Us Your News!

    Does your business have news you want to promote?  Are there new plans, initiatives, or promotions that you want  the Eisenhower Community to know?  Send it to Eisenhower Partnership.  We will put it in this monthly newsletter and/or on our website.  We are here for you!!  Contact us by phone or email.  See contact information above!


  • 09/16/2016 3:53 PM | Linda Vitello (Administrator)

    On Friday, September 9, just as the country remembered the 15th year since the 9/11 attacks, the Eisenhower Partnership (EP) gathered a distinguished group of speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the City of Alexandria to discuss crisis preparation for property and building owners and businesses large and small located in the City of Alexandria.  “Crisis Prep 101,” was the first in what EP hopes will be a series of workshops leading to a more well-prepared City. 

    Frank Cole, President of the Partnership, greeted participants and got the morning off to a great start with welcoming remarks and introductions.  As Director of Administrative Services at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Cole is well-aware of the need for crisis preparation and planning.  He initiated planning at SHRM which led to development of the current workshop presented by the Partnership.  

    Speakers from Homeland Security and FEMA presented on “Global and Domestic Threat and Disasters,” and Disaster Recover respectively.   Participants were informed about the impact of recent events, Including DT “Domestic Terrorism,” and received an overview of the national matrix of planning for all kinds of possible disasters, both by terror and natural means.  There was discussion of plans for the inauguration that are in progress.  They call it a NSSE “National Special Security Event.”  Because of where we live there are many NSSE’s.  Discussion and questions followed with the recommendation to check out a valuable website called www.ready.gov for further information and training.  The next speakers presented information about “Hometown Security,” including an Active Shooter overview and a presentation on Business Continuity.  Speakers said it’s all about Situational Awareness—look around, spot the exits, identify obstacles in your way and scope out a path to get out.  Remember, in a crisis your cell phone may not have connectivity for phone calls, but it is likely that you will still have the ability to text.

    The City of Alexandria Emergency Preparedness Team led by James Podlucky, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator presented local information from the City’s Fire and Police Department.  Of particular interest was the emphasis on training and planning for emergencies.  The speakers urged participants to get a plan, train for potential emergencies and get connected to alerts.  A COOP “Continuity of Operations” Plan is important for each business.  City of Alexandria EMS personnel are willing to come out to review your premises and advise.  Each participant received a copy of the brand new “City of Alexandria Emergency Action Tips,” a laminated one-fold card with loads of information about how to handle emergencies.  You can receive emergency alerts and customize them by signing up at www.alexandria.gov/eNews.  To report suspicious activity, use the “See Something/Send Something,” app from the Virginia Fusion Center (http://www.vsp.state.va.us/FusionCenter/mobileApp.shtm).  Your picture or information will be sent to the Virginia State Police for analysis.


    Specific tips for businesses included:  prepare an emergency action worksheet for your employees; if the building is large, add an evacuation map.  Often you will see these maps on walls of public buildings near the doors.   Be sure to leave a copy of all the materials by the main entrance to the building for emergency responders.   Finally—what can an individual do?  Be Informed.  Make a Plan.  Build a list.  Get Involved.

    Frank Cole summed up and told all the participants that this was just the beginning of a series of workshops with the goal of a better prepared business community.  Watch for news of the next in this series of Crisis Prep workshops.

    Resources:

    http://www.capitalregionupdates.gov/

    www.ready.gov

    www.readyNOVA.gov

    www.readyrating.gov

    www.vsp.state.va.us/fusioncenter

    www.alexandriava.gov/EmergencyManagement


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