This Week in Economic Development

The week of May 6 - 12, 2013

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Val P. Hawkins     

President & CEO  


Stephanie Landrum   

Senior Vice President


Christina Mindrup   

Vice President, Commercial Real Estate

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Director of Operations

Sara Pierce   

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Events & Activities  


City Council will hold their final budget work session to review the Final Add/Delete Lists followed by their Adoption of the FY2014 Budget (Mon. 5/6 at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, respectively, City Hall, Council Workroom and Council Chambers). 


The Alexandria Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold their regularly scheduled meeting where they will consider changes to an existing bond issuance by the American Statistical Association. AEDP staff serves as the administrator for the IDA (Tues. 5/7 at 5:00 PM, AEDP Offices, 625 N. Washington St., Suite 400).  



The Planning Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting where items of interest include consideration of Special Use Permits (SUP) for a new caf� at 321 S. Washington Street, expansion of the Del Ray Montessori School, expansion of Commonwealth Academy and for the new Waterfront Market in the arcade of the Torpedo Factory office building (Tues. 5/7 at 7:30 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).


The Torpedo Factory Art Center, the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts and the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA) have partnered to expand Second Thursdays in Old Town this summer. The May theme is Pop Dot- where Warhol goes polka!  Pop art with a  dash of surrealism are the inspiration for a series of events including "Spot the Dot" costume contest, live music and art receptions held at the Torpedo Factory, the Athenaeum, the Alexandria Visitors Center and shops in the Old Town Boutique District (Thurs. 5/9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, various locations, more information).



Carpenter's Shelter Fire Relief Campaign


Virtue Feed & Grain is helping the Carpenter's Shelter with their Fire Relief Campaign by donating 10% of each bill to help with the restoration of the Carpenter's Shelter after a recent fire.  

The Carpenter's Shelter, located right here in Old Town, serves more than 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year.    


On Monday, May 6th just mention Carpenter's Shelter Fire Relief to your server!  If you can't dine today but would still like to help, you can donate to the campaign online

Carpenter's Shelter Fire Relief
In the News  





A Rental Boom by Braddock -- Express Article


Euille Touts Transportation Investments at Potomac Yard -- Article


Landmark Mall Redevelopment: Second Public Meeting on Wednesday -- Article


Gas Stations are Vanishing from Washington's Inner Suburbs -- Washington Post Article





Potomac Yard Metro Station Project Receives Delay -- Article


Release of Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Draft Environmental Impact Statement Rescheduled for Fall 2013 -- Article


Volunteers Spring For Alexandria -- Article


Science, Tech Jobs Dominate Region, Census Says -- Washington Examiner Article


Del Ray Historical Preservation Plan in the Works -- Article






The Oldest Banks are the Most Tech-Savvy? Who Knew? -- Washington Business Journal


Swing's Coffee Roasters Prepares New Caf� -- Article


Closed: Fuddruckers on Duke Street in Alexandria -- Article -- Article


Could a New Waterfront Restaurant Spark Interest in Abandoned Food Court Pavilion? -- Alexandria Times Article


Coco Blanca Opens May 1 -- Article


Martial Arts Studio Moving to Foodway Shopping Center -- Article