Friday, December 04, 2009

The Arlandrian News Round-up (Second Edition)

While we can't promise to do a news round-up on a daily basis, it happens that a lot is going this week:

Glebe Park Ribbon Cutting Event
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority and developer EYA are holding a Ribbon Cutting and Welcome Event on Old Dominion Blvd celebrating the completion of these newly renovated apartment homes in Alexandria. What was once two uninhabitable buildings, is now 24 pristine EarthCraft homes serving Alexandria’s residents. It happens on Tuesday, December 8th at 10am. RSVP to Jennifer Hebert (301) 634-8667 or jenniferh@eya.com

4MR Alert
Arlington County has sent out an advisory that the public should avoid all contact with Four Mile Run stream downstream of South Walter Reed Drive until further notice as precautionary measure following major automobile fire resulting in the release of auto fluids and fire fighting materials.

Clang, Clang, Clang goes the Water Treatment Plant?
Pile driving resumed Tuesday, Dec 1 for the Standby Generator Facility. This location is farther from neighboring residences than previous piles and partially screened by the Operations Control Building. Noise and vibration in the neighborhood from this phase of pile driving is significantly less than previous phases. This pile-driving phase is scheduled to be completed in approximately six weeks. Pile driving is scheduled Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. No pile driving is permitted on weekends or County holidays.

Out of Our Depth?
The City's Department of Transportation and Environmental Services invites residents to attend an informational meeting about the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This meeting will be held on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the George Washington Middle School, Auditorium, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue.

The last FIRM for the City of Alexandria was issued on May 15, 1991. These revised maps are based on new analyses for streams in the City of Alexandria as well as improved topographic (elevation) information. This new information has resulted in additional properties in Alexandria being added to the areas with a 1% annual chance of flooding. This meeting, however, does not appear to deal with the Pending Decertification of the flood control project.

For additional information visit AlexandriaVa.gov/FloodMap

More Questions about the Coop?
Nick and I have received more questions about the Coop following yesterday's posting about the Alexandria Times article. We don't know much more than that, but for those who are interested, please see this earlier City Council report which has much of the correspondence between the groups involved. Along with that, the Washington City Paper had this article in their publication last year about the protests that led to increased concerns about the Coops operations.
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