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  • 05/09/2016 11:11 AM | Arja Seppala-Scheer

    AJS Consulting Engineers P.C.

    Mr. Scovazzo brings thirty years of experience in design, analysis and management to the implementation of the design needs of architects and building owners.

    Through projects ranging from complex hospitals to energy efficient housing Tony gained expertise and experience in a wide range of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning and plumbing systems. His experience includes hot water and steam heating systems as well as heat pumps, large hospital central chiller plants and residential split systems.

    Experienced in HVAC, plumbing and associated mechanical systems, Tony designs and supervises the production of quality controlled drawings and specifications. The receipt of an ASHRAE ENERGY AWARD for innovative design provides an example of his experience with both computer based and manual energy analysis and design.

  • 05/03/2016 3:36 PM | Agnes Artemel

    Alexandria, VA, March 18, 2016  Rubenstein Partners, L.P. (including its affiliates, “Rubenstein”) is announcing that it has completed the formation of the team for the rebranding and repositioning of Carlyle Tower located at 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, a 14-story mixed-use office and retail property in Alexandria, VA.  Shortly after acquisition, Rubenstein entered into a joint venture with Northpoint Realty Partners (“Northpoint”) and then engaged Newmark Grubb Knight Frank for the office leasing and Rosenthal Partners for the retail leasing.  EagleBank has provided financing to implement the redevelopment program that has been designed by Nortitake Associates.

    Rubenstein acquired the 365,000 square-foot mixed-use property, located across the street from the National Science Foundation’s new headquarters and the Eisenhower Avenue Station Metro in the Carlyle District of Alexandria, at the end of last year.  The property includes a 335,000 square-foot office building with first floor retail along with a 32,500 square-foot single-story retail center and to-be-built retail pad site that “wraps” the office building and contains multiple restaurants.  The building includes views of the Potomac River and offers direct access to I-495 and I-95 with tenant building signage opportunities that can be viewed by over 200,000 cars per day.

    Rubenstein and Northpoint have embarked on a complete renovation to transform the property into a brand new Class “A” office building with new skin, systems, lobby, fitness, conference and related tenant improvements, in addition to the existing retail amenities.  “Carlyle Tower is planned to be state-of-the-art in terms of physical building improvements and mixed-use Metro proximate amenities, “ says Steve Evans with Rubenstein.

    “We’re thrilled to form this partnership with Rubenstein and to add this asset to our growing portfolio,” adds Mr. Chambers. “Our investment in Carlyle Tower reinforces our conviction about the staying power of Alexandria and the long-term growth outlook for the D.C. market as a whole. This will be a first-class project upon completion that we’re confident will be attractive to tenants looking for top-quality space with a great location.”

  • 03/21/2016 12:39 PM | Arja Seppala-Scheer

    Carlyle Plaza Two tower

  • 03/03/2016 9:32 AM | Agnes Artemel

    Help Shape Alexandria’s Future: Strategic Plan FY 2017-2022

    For Immediate Release: February 29, 2016

    Learn about the process for developing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and how you can get involved.

    Imagine the year 2022 in Alexandria. Imagine how you work, how you play, and how you experience your community. How do you get around? Where do you spend your time? What has changed? What has stayed the same? The City of Alexandria needs your help to create our next strategic plan.

    The FY 2017-2022 City Strategic Plan is an opportunity for City Council to work with members of the community to establish the City’s strategic direction and priorities for the coming years. Throughout this planning process, the community will have several opportunities to participate and provide feedback in-person and online, including the following:

    ·         AlexEngage – What matters most to you about Alexandria? Join the conversation and provide your input online through Sunday, March 20. Comments received will inform the development of the draft FY 2017-2022 City Strategic Plan to be presented to Council in the fall of 2016.

    ·         Visioning Meeting – Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m., in the T.C. Williams High School Cafeteria, 3330 King St.  Join your neighbors and City officials at this community meeting to kick off the City Strategic planning process. Childcare will be provided. Interpretation for Spanish speakers is available upon request by contacting Graciela Moreno at 703.746.3808 at least one week before the meeting date.

    For more information, please visit or contact Radhika Mohan, Principal Planner, 703.746.3850.


  • 02/11/2016 11:00 AM | Arja Seppala-Scheer
    National Inventors Hall of Fame joins the Eisenhower Partnership  The newly renovated National Inventors Hall of Fame is located on the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, VA. Experience the gallery of icons illustrating each of the 500+ Inductees and their great technological achievements that helped stimulate growth for our nation and beyond. The National Inventors Hall of Fame inspires the next generation of innovators by connecting them through the story of invention. Families and groups can interact with and explore our kiosks and archives during their visit.

  • 02/01/2016 10:56 AM | Arja Seppala-Scheer

    The City of Alexandria and its Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee have recently completed a draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and are seeking public comment through February 5, 2016.  An easy way to comment is to take the Community Survey available at

    If you would like to review the entire draft plan, here is a link to a pdf of the plan document:

    The updated draft plan reflecting public input will be reviewed by the City's Transportation Commission, Planning Commission, and City Council in the spring, to be adopted as a Chapter of the Transportation Master Plan.

    Although the Plan is citywide, several improvements are planned in the Eisenhower Avenue corridor.

    Arja Seppala-Scheer

  • 12/17/2015 2:30 PM | Arja Seppala-Scheer

    Zipcar and City of Alexandria have put together a special program for residents. Join Zipcar and City of Alexandria will refund your application fee and your first year's annual membership fee.  There are Zipcar locations on Ballenger Avenue and by Eisenhower Metro station.

    This program is only available to Alexandria, VA residents and businesses.   Cannot be used with other offers of discounts. 

     More details and to receive reimbursement;

  • 12/07/2015 12:20 PM | Arja Seppala-Scheer

    The 45,000 square foot Fire Station 210 on the west end of Eisenhower Avenue is now fully staffed and ready for emergency operations.   A paramedic team stationed there since spring has been replaced by a fire engine and its cross-trained crew, along with an EMS supervisor.   

    The city’s foam truck, which is used to battle ethanol-based fires, has been relocated from the Potomac Yard station to Eisenhower Avenue. Station 210 is close to the Norfolk Southern rail yard and its rail-to-truck transfer ethanol transloading facility.

    More details are available in this Washington Post article:

  • 09/15/2015 7:34 AM | Anonymous


    Next January, PBS will broadcast a new historical series on public television called "Mercy Street." This will be the first time in over a decade that a PBS dramatic series has been produced in the United States - and the story takes place in Alexandria in the Spring of 1862 and centers on health care and hospitals! It has been described by the producers as "E.R. for the Civil War," and is expected to be the "next Downton Abbey."

    Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War conflict. One is a staunch New England abolitionist. The other is a naive young Confederate "belle." The two confront each other in Alexandria, Virginia, a Confederate-occupied city located just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., the North's seat of power.

    The Alexandria Film Festival will host the premier screening of Mercy Street with a full episode of the series on November 5, 2015, the first day of the Festival.

    Sponsors for the festival which is scheduled for November 5 through 8, 2015 are needed. PBS, of course, will be heavily promoting the Mercy Street program starting this fall and this would be an opportunity to associate yourself with the film -- and at the same time help the AFF, now in its 9th year. 

    Some of the events this year will be exclusive to sponsors and other VIPs and will not be open to the general public. 

    We're deep into reviewing films submitted to the festival from around the world and are now developing the exhibition program.

    Attached is a brochure describing the various levels of film festival sponsorships. Please note that Alexandria Film Festival has an official 501(c) 3 status which means that sponsorship contributions are tax deductible.

    Film Fest Sponsor Brochure

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