Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Arlandrian News Round-up


See what's planned for the Calvert.
As first shown here on the Arlandrian, Representative from UDR, owners of the Calvert apartments and shops on Mt Vernon Avenue are presenting their current plans for renovating and expanding their aging building on Tuesday night (January 19th) at Cora Kelly Rec Center following the monthly membership meeting of the Hume Springs Civic Association.  The Civic Association meeting is at 7pm.  The UDR presentation on the Calvert begins at 8pm.


If you were thinking about going for a swim, think again.
On Friday, Arlington County issued an advisory cautioning residents to avoid Four Mile Run following a sewage release upstream.  The source of the sewage is under investigation. See the full press release for more info.



Is there money on the way for a Potomac Yard Metro? 
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that about a shift in Federal funding rules that could help aid area transit projects.  Would this help solve the $30M funding gap?


Embracing Four Mile Run restoration.
The Sun Gazette reports that, "The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust has detailed plans for a new initiative designed to create a regional network of green spaces in Northern Virginia."  Among three other projects embraced as part of the initiative, the Trust identified the Alexandria Green Crescent as part of this broader initiative.   Alexandria's Open Space plan describes the goal of creating a "Green Crescent of open spaces that follows the alignment of the City's primary rivers and streams: Potomac River, Four Mile Run, Cameron Run and Holmes Run. The Green Crescent would be created by building upon the existing parks, natural areas and other open spaces, and by adding unprotected key sites to provide greenway and trail linkages and interconnected parkland."


Don't Come Around Here
Del. David Englin (D-45) who represents nearby portions of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County, has introduced legislation to reform the barrment process used by public housing authorities and police in Virginia to deal with crime issues at housing projects.  Residents think the current system is unfair.  The local police union says otherwise



Music to our ears.
DCist profiles the Carolina Chocolate Drops in advance of the upcoming show Monday night at the Birchmere here in Arlandria. 




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