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Periodically the Federation will update this section with news about Federation activities, City programs and hearings and meetings or events of importance or interest to civic and condominium associations, their leaders and members.

When contributing news articles, please include the 'who, what, when, where, and how' in your piece. Submit the article for review to 2016-17 Co-Chairs Roy Byrd and Heidi Ford.

Comments on the news section are welcome too.

2017 AFCA Member Association Top Priorities:

  • Braddock Metro Citizen’s Coalition: Bike/pedestrian safety through creative design and enforcement, plus connectivity for the bikes/pedestrians into other neighborhoods to get people out of their cars; Encourage more commercial development, in the case of the BMCC around the Braddock Metro, to help balance the increase in our residential development and to rebalance the City's tax base; The City should demonstrate continued persistence to get the USPS delivery loading functions moved off the Wythe Street site (an industrial land use near the Metro that is no longer appropriate) so that the block can be redeveloped with the one acre urban park promised for this dense neighborhood, and which has been designed and funded.
  • Brookeville-Seminary Valley Civic Association: Traffic; VDOT (proposed expansion and noise walls on I-394/I-95); and pending increases in the City Budget with corresponding hardship for city homeowners.
  • Cameron Station Civic Association: Implementation of the West Eisenhower and Landmark/Van Dorn Small Area Plans (SAPs); Landmark mall redevelopment particularly ensuring that it occurs and includes mixed use; Removal of the Ethanol Transloading facility to reduce exposure to a potential catastrophic event eliminating or reducing its nighttime operations.
  • Clover/College Park Civic Association (CCPCA): Central Alexandria Traffic Safety—congestion, cut through traffic, speeding, school and pedestrian, parking and property damage; ACPS Modernization and Safe Routes to School —cost, funding and implementation; Watermain deterioration—ongoing water main issues; potential presence of lead and inability to replace water mains.
  • Del Ray Citizens Association: Traffic concerns and pedestrian safety.
  • Founders Park Community Association, Inc: Traffic, parking and overall congestion along the Waterfront.
  • North Old Town Independent Citizens Civic Association, Inc: Outflow of combined sewer system at Oronoco Bay. 
  • Old Town Civic Association: The negative impact of commercial development in Old Town, the failure of the city to enforce and protect historic easements, and an insufficient commitment to historic preservation, all of which are having an adverse impact on residential areas, thereby harming the historic character, fabric and authenticity of Old Town; The failure of proper planning to protect the streetscape of Old Town, but instead promotes an insufficient parking supply in the face of increased parking demands, thereby creating undue burdens on residents and small businesses; environmental issues that confront Old Town and affect the quality of life, including--but not limited to--soil remediation at GenOn and Robinson Terminal North, discharge of untreated sewage at the Oronoco outfall, storm water run off, automobile congestion and careless or lawless cyclists, all of which threaten the quality of life in the Old Town area.
  • Seminary Hill Civic Association: Traffic congestion; VDOT expansion on I-395; and city budget matters.
  • Wakefield-Tarleton Civic Association: Duke Street corridor plan, particularly the proposal to widen Duke Street between Jordan Street and Quaker Lane.
  • West Old Town Citizens Association: Deviation from small area plans, including waiving requirements for developers; pedestrian safety and lack of traffic enforcement.

*Fairlington Citizens Association, Holmes Run Park Committee, Parkfairfax Condominium Unit Owners Association; and Seminary West Civic Association submissions are pending and will be posted upon receipt.