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Carlyle Council April 2018 Newsletter
2018 Carlyle Commuter Survey, Rideshare Fair, Pango Leaving and more!
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Commuter Survey

Carlyle Commuter Survey Launching April 1st

The Carlyle Community wants to hear from you! Let us know how you get to work in our annual commuter survey, launching April 1st. The survey is part of Carlyle’s Transportation Management Program (TMP) and conducted online. Visit Carlyle Commuter Survey to take your survey today.

Enter to win several prizes, just by completing the survey. Last year, $50 gift cards from Panera, Potbelly and Whole Foods Market were given to randomly selected participants. 
This survey helps Carlyle tailor commuter programs to better meet the needs of our residents, worker and visitors. Your input is essential to making Carlyle a commuter friendly place to work, live and thrive.

Carlyle's Rideshare Fair is set for April 26th

Stop by John Carlyle Square Park to learn more about Zimride, Carlyle’s online ridesharing program, and  more about new and improved car and vanpooling options. Enterprise Rideshare will be there to showcase the latest in fully equipped vanpool vehicles.

GoAlex will also be present to promote the City’s commuting programs. This will be a fun outdoor event with food giveaways for those who either join Zimride or complete Carlyle’s Commuter Survey, as well as live music and more.  

The event runs from 11 am – 1 pm at John Carlyle Square Park. More details coming soon!

Two USPTO Community Events in April

USPTO Green Fair
April 5th:  USPTO Green Fair
The annual Green Fair is set for Thursday, April 5th from 10 – 2 pm in the Madison Building, lower level. Learn practical information and tips to achieve a greener lifestyle at work and at home. A not-to-be-missed event!

April 26th:  USPTO Wellness Fair
The annual Wellness Festival is set for Thursday, April 27th from 10 – 2 pm, in the Madison building, lower level.  Walk away wth practical information and tips to achieve at healthier lifestyle at work and at home. Vendors, demonstrations and more!

Neighborhood News

JM Zell/Hines Carlyle Two Development Moves Forward

The first phase of the Carlyle Two development planned for 340 & 350 Hooff’s Run Drive, south of Eisenhower Ave, may start as soon as late summer.

Topping off at 386 feet, it would be the tallest building in Alexandria. Known as Carlyle Plaza South, the project will have 368 units, in an innovative, ultra-modern design of three blocks divided to appear as six pieces sitting atop a podium.  Construction is expected to take 28 months.

 

Mexican Restaurant Headed to Carlyle

A new Mexican eatery will soon add to the mix of restaurants in Carlyle. The Home Grown Restaurant Group is taking over the space formerly occupied by Pho 33 at 540 John Carlyle St.  Home Grown owns Sweetfire Donna’s in Carlyle and three restaurants in the Del Ray neighborhood. Rumored to be called, Taco and Tequila, it could open as early as May. Stay tuned for more details!

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Moving Office to Carlyle

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization is relocating its headquarters office to 333 John Carlyle St. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. They anticipate occupying their space by the end of the year.

New Parking Kiosks Coming and Pango Parking Going Later this Year

We’ve learned from City officials that the long-awaited new parking kiosks will be installed this year.  Carlyle has the distinction of being the site of first generation parking kiosks installed by the City that have proved to be increasingly unreliable.  Reportedly, the new ones should be a significant improvement.  In a related development, the City also plans to cancel its parking mobile app service currently provided by Pango, sometime later this year.

Transportation Management Program (TMP)

Bike to Work Day

Registration is OPEN: Bike to Work Day is May 18th

Carlyle's biggest and best bike commuting event is set for Friday morning, May 18th at John Carlyle Square Park. Carlyle Council is the sponsor of the Carlyle Pit Stop for this popular regional event co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) in support of cycling as a healthy and green commuting option. 

Registration for the 2018 Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is free. Early registrants will receive a free event t-shirt. Registered cyclists at Carlyle’s Pit Stop will receive free snacks and beverages, be entered in Carlyle’s raffle with prizes given out continuously, enjoy musical entertainment, free bike maintenance advice, giveaways and much, much more.

Join a Bike Train for Alexandria Earth Day 2018!

Alexandria Earth Day
This year's celebration will be held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am - 2 pm.  Join your fellow Carlyle residents for a special group bicycle ride to Earth Day.

The Bike Train will congregate at John Carlyle Square Park at 10:30 a.m. and will be led by two experienced group cyclists.  All participants will be required to sign a registration and waiver form. 

The Bike Train will depart at 10:45 am, arriving around 11 to 11:45 am.  and leaving the event at 12:30 pm.  This year's theme is Local Action, Global Impact. The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. For more information visit, Alexandria Earth Day.

King Street Metro Station Construction to Start in May

Due to upcoming construction at the King St. Metro parking area, Carlyle’s shuttle will no longer be allowed to stop there until the project ends in mid-2020. Carlyle Council will have to change its shuttle route that currently stops at the King St. Metro station. We’ll keep you apprised of the new shuttle route changes as they become available.
 
The City of Alexandria and Metro have been working for many years to improve access to the King Street Metrorail Station. The project is being designed to accommodate future access and expansion needs, including specific areas for bikes, shuttles, Kiss & Ride, taxis and carshare. During construction, the station will remain open with no impact to train service, but there will be significant changes outside the station, including bus bays relocation. There will be no Kiss & Ride area, metered parking, or shuttle bus access during construction. Customers should plan for additional time getting to and from Metro, and drivers should be aware of increased congestion and limited on-street parking during project construction. For more information visit, King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project.
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Carlyle Council March 2018 Newsletter
Clean Waterways, Rideshare Fair and More!
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  • Clean Waterways Sewer Remediation
  • Rideshare Fair Coming to Carlyle in April

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Eisenhower Partnership

Breakfast with Alexandria’s City Manager at Helicopter Association Building on March 28th

Carlyle Council is a sponsor of the annual breakfast briefing from Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks.  The event will be held on Wednesday, March 28th from 8 – 10 am at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) building located at 1920 Ballenger Avenue.  The Eisenhower Partnership is hosting the event, breakfast will be served and registration is required. For registration and more information visit The Eisenhower Partnership.
Fusion Academy

Fusion Academy Open House

Join Fusion Academy on Thursday, March 8th & 22nd at 12:00 for a campus tour! Check out their unique one to one learning model, view the artwork by our students, and hang out in the homework cafe. Families and prospective students are welcome! Make sure to RSVP if you plan on joining by visiting Fusion Academy.

Part-time Assistant Job Opening

Carlyle Council

Carlyle Council is looking for a part-time office manager/property manager. 

For more information and full job description, please email Janet Gregor at jgregor@carlylecouncil.com

Neighborhood News

Pump It Up

Pump it Up to Open Soon

Pump It Up is the pioneer in birthday party entertainment and will be opening soon in Carlyle Corner, at 2000 Eisenhower Avenue. Pump It Up features an indoor inflatable playground, while providing a fun and healthy family activity. Once open, their events calendar will list all the ways your kids can come unleash the fun at Pump It Up.

New Wine Bar Approved for Duke Street

Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the request for Sancerre, a French & American cuisine restaurant with outdoor dining, live entertainment, and off-premises alcohol sales. Sancerre will be be located in the former Stella’s at King Street Station. The restaurant will host events such as weddings, graduation parties and baby showers in the courtyard space as well as the indoor portion of the restaurant and will pursue valet parking approval at a later date.
Clean Waterways

Clean Waterways Sewer Remediation Program Conducts Field Surveying in Carlyle

Alexandria Renew Enterprises will conduct surveying in Carlyle in the coming weeks. The survey is part of the Clean Waterways Sewer Remediation Project to better manage wet weather flow to its water resource recovery facility.

WHEN: Survey work in your neighborhood will begin in February and is scheduled to be completed by April 2018.

WHAT: You may see survey teams of two to three people studying the area during the day between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. You may also see trucks marked “Dewberry” parked in your neighborhood. The trucks and teams will be moving from site to site. Site stops will last about 30 minutes. Disruption to traffic and pedestrians is not anticipated, and there will be no street or sidewalk closures.

WHY: The team will be collecting field data and measurements that will be used to map the area for work related to the Clean Waterways Sewer Remediation Project. The project supports a 2017 legislative mandate requiring the City to remediate all of its combined sewer outfalls by July 1, 2025.

Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Close to Completion

The construction project around the exterior of the U.S. Federal Courthouse since last spring is estimated to be substantially completed by mid-March.  Here are the latest project updates:
  • Landscaping work in progress, apart from planting of plants to be done in middle to late March.
  • Concrete work & Precast work on Elizabeth Lane completed.
  • Final paving is scheduled for March 5th- 6th.
  • Substantial completion walk-through scheduled March 14th.
This purpose of this project is to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the Federal Courthouse.

Transportation Demand Management

Rideshare Fair Coming to John Carlyle Square Park on April 26th

Carlyle’s Transportation Management Program (TMP) is hosting a rideshare fair for Carlyle workers to learn the latest about ridesharing programs with a focus on Zimride, Carlyle’s online ridesharing service, van pooling and Capital Bikeshare. This will be a fun outdoor event with food giveaways for those who join Zimride and complete a commuter survey.

The event runs from 11 am – 1 pm at John Carlyle Square Park. More details coming soon!

Try Online Ridesharing Exclusively for Carlyle

Zimride & Carlyle Council
Zimride by Enterprise offers employees of Carlyle Council commercial properties a free and easy commuting option - an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers commuting to the same area.  We're sponsoring two webinars on Zimride and vanpooling in March, one for HR staff and one for Carlyle employees:
  • Tuesday March 20th, 10-11am:  How Zimride and vanpooling can Benefit your Company; an informational webinar for HR representatives. Learn how Zimride and vanpooling can benefit your company with alternative transportation options for your employees.
  • Thursday March 22nd, 2 - 3pm: Zimride, Carpooling and vanpooling 101; an informational webinar for employees.
To participate, email support@zimride.com with your contact information, including company name and and we'll provide a link to join the webinar.

King St. Metro Station Construction to Start in May

Due to upcoming construction at the King St. Metro parking area, the City will prohibit shuttle buses from stopping there until the project ends in late-2019.

Once construction starts in May, Carlyle’s shuttle buses will no longer be able to pick up or drop off passengers in the metro parking lot. The shuttle route that currently stops there every ten minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hour period will change. We'll keep you apprised of the new shuttle route changes soon.
Bike to Work Day

Save the Date: Bike to Work Day is May 18th

The biggest and best bike commuting event is set for Friday morning, May 18th at John Carlyle Square Park. Carlyle Council is the sponsor of the Carlyle Pit Stop for this popular regional event co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) in support of cycling as a healthy and green commuting option. 

Registration for the 2018 Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is free. Stay tuned for an announcement soon when registration opens. Early registrants will receive a free event t-shirt.  Registered cyclists at Carlyle’s Pit Stop will receive free snacks and beverages, be entered in Carlyle’s raffle with prizes given out continuously, enjoy musical entertainment, free bike maintenance advice, giveaways and much, much more.
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Carlyle Council February 2018 Newsletter
New restaurants, Bridal Showcase, Bike to Work Day and more
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Alexandria Bridal Showcase

Alexandria Bridal Showcase

The 2nd Annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase is February 18th, at The Westin Alexandria from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year’s event features more than 50 vendors, a grand prize wedding giveaway, weekend getaway in Alexandria giveaway, live music, demonstrations, fashion show and destination experts ready to lend their expertise. The event benefits Brides Across America, a national nonprofit that provides wedding gowns and entire weddings to military and first responder couples.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Alexandria Wedding Showcase.
 
Alexandria Bridal Showcase

Fusion Academy Open House

Join Fusion Academy on Thursday, February 8th & 22nd at 12:00 for a campus tour! Check out their unique one to one learning model, view the artwork by our students, and hang out in the homework cafe. Families and prospective students are welcome! Make sure to RSVP if you plan on joining by visiting Fusion Academy.
 

Neighborhood News

New Mexican Restaurant Coming to Carlyle!

The owners of Sweetfire Donna’s will be opening a new Mexican restaurant in the location formerly occupied by Pho 33 at 540 John Carlyle Street. The restaurant will be down the block from Sweetfire Donna’s, a very popular BBQ spot. They anticipate opening in late Spring, stay tuned for more details.

New Wine Bar Coming to Duke St Late Summer!

The owners of the popular Grand Cru in Ballston are set to open a similar place in the old Stella’s location across Duke Street from Whole Foods Market. The new space, Sancerre, will have in indoor seating, event space and seating for about 100 outside in its courtyard. It will also offer a large selection of affordable wines and a reasonable corkage fee.

The menu is expected to be more upscale than Grand Cru and will include appetizers and entrees, as well as a menu options for private dining and banquets. Their restaurant application will be considered by Planning Commission in February. With City approval, the owners, Troy and Lena Thorpe anticipate opening their new restaurant in late summer.

CVS Opens at National Science Foundation Building

A CVS Pharmacy on the first floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters at 2415 Eisenhower Avenue is now open. This store location is close to Eisenhower Metro station as well as the Hoffman AMC theater. With this addition, Carlyle residents and workers now have two CVS locations close by, the other one is at 1680 Duke Street, across from Whole Foods Market. There is talk of adding a Dunkin Donuts to the 1st floor retail mix at the NSF building as well.

Non-Residential Property Owners ALERT:

Stormwater Utility Fee Credit Applications Due by February 15th
The City has launched its new credits program to recognize stormwater mitigation efforts by non-residential property owners. The website provides an application to receive credits that can lower the fees billed. Carlyle property owners can find out the amount they owe for the City of Alexandria's new Stormwater Utility Fee by going online and entering your property’s address on the Stormwater Utility Viewer

The purpose of the Stormwater Utility Fee, is to provide a dedicated funding source to cover the costs of state and federal Chesapeake Bay protection mandates. For more information, visit Clean Waterways.

Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Update

The construction project at the Federal Courthouse that had closed off one lane of Jamieson Avenue since last spring is estimated to be completed by February 16th, 2018, except for landscaping and final paving.  Jamieson Avenue just reopened to two way traffic.  Landscaping will be done in the spring. Paving scheduled for late January, was only for the base coat inside the construction area. Per the City, the contractor cannot do the final paving until they have final City approval for the project.  This purpose of this project is to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the Federal Courthouse.
 

Transportation Demand Management

Pedestrian Tunnel and Carlyle Shuttle Holiday Schedule

For the President’s Day holiday on February 19th, the Duke St. pedestrian tunnel will be closed and there will be no Carlyle shuttle bus service. In regard to other closures, if the federal government closes due to inclement weather, the tunnel will be closed, and the shuttle will not run.

King Street Metro Station Construction to Start Early Spring

Due to upcoming construction at the King St. Metro parking area, the City will prohibit shuttle buses from stopping there until the project ends in late 2019.  Once construction starts, Carlyle’s shuttle buses will no longer be able to pick up or drop off passengers in the metro parking lot. Carlyle Council will be required to change its shuttle route that currently stops there every ten minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hour period. Stay tuned for new shuttle route changes soon.
Bike to Work Day

Save the Date: Bike to Work Day is May 18th

The biggest and best bike commuting event is set for Friday morning, May 18th at John Carlyle Square Park. Carlyle Council is the sponsor of the Carlyle Pit Stop for this popular regional event co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) in support of cycling as a healthy and green commuting option. 

Registration for the 2018 Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is free. Stay tuned for an announcement soon when registration opens. Early registrants will receive a free event t-shirt.  Registered cyclists at Carlyle’s Pit Stop will receive free snacks and beverages, be entered in Carlyle’s raffle with prizes given out continuously, enjoy musical entertainment, free bike maintenance advice, giveaways and much, much more.
 

Share Your Ride to Work

Zimride Carlyle
Zimride by Enterprise is Carlyle Council’s online ride-matching service that easily connects drivers and passengers from our Carlyle Council member commercial properties heading to the same area, making it a great solution for employees to connect, form carpools and share travel costs to and from work.
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Carlyle Council January 2018 Newsletter
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Events/Meetings

Winter Bridal Showcase at The Carlyle Club on January 28th
Future brides will find the finest wedding professionals serving the greater metropolitan area in the art deco ambiance of the Carlyle Club located at 2050 Ballenger Avenue.  Stop by from 11 am – 3 pm to help plan the day of your dreams. Experience live music, talk with award winning professionals in the areas of floral design, cake design travel, event planning, and more. Gather ideas, taste free samples, fill your gift bag and enter to win many exciting prizesREGISTER FOR TICKETS
 
Stormwater Utility Fee Open House Set for January 29th
Date & Time: Monday Jan. 29, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Conference Room
Event Details: The City adopted a Stormwater Utility Fee in 2017 to provide a new funding source to cover costs of recent state and federal Chesapeake Bay protection mandates. The fee is linked to a property’s impervious areas, which are hard surfaces such as rooftops, parking areas, and sidewalks. Starting May 2018, all property owners – commercial and residential -- will see the new Stormwater Utility Fee included as a line item on their real estate bill. Visit StormwaterFee for more information. 
 
Old Town Boutique District Sale Returns to Carlyle February 3rd
The Westin Alexandria will host the Old Town Boutique District annual warehouse sale. This once-a-year shopping extravaganza features high-end boutique merchandise sold for bargain prices.  The events runs from 9 am –  4 pm at 400 Courthouse Square.  This much-anticipated sale attracts a devoted audience of shoppers from across the region. Deal seekers will find the very best from retailers in various brands of clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings and more up to 70 or 80 percent off retail. Parking is available for a flat $5 rate at the USPTO garages located at 500 Elizabeth Lane and 551 John Carlyle St.  For event details, check out ALXWarehouseSale/
 
Alexandria Bridal Showcase at The Westin on February 18th
Couples can enter to win an unforgettable Alexandria wedding at the 2nd Annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase happening Sunday, February 18th, at The Westin Alexandria from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year’s event is bigger than ever with more than 50 vendors, a grand prize wedding giveaway, weekend getaway in Alexandria giveaway, live music, demonstrations, fashion show and destination experts ready to lend their expertise, all at an event benefiting Brides Across America, a national nonprofit that provides wedding gowns and entire weddings to both military and first responder couples.
 
Couples planning to tie the knot in the D.C. region are invited to take the hassle out of wedding planning as they discover Alexandria’s historic charm, stunning waterside views and wide selection of world-class vendors, all in one place. The first 500 attendees will receive a large Scout bag. Tickets are $20 for one or $15 each for two or more if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.alxweddingshowcase.com.
 

Other News

Stormwater Utility Fee Credit Applications Due by February 15th
Carlyle property owners can find out the amount they owe for the City of Alexandria's new Stormwater Utility Fee by going online and entering your property’s address on a map viewer available at alexandriava.gov/Stormwater.  The City has launched its new credits program to recognize stormwater mitigation efforts by nonresidential property owners.  The website provides an application to receive credits that can lower the fees billed. Credits may be available based on elements such as catch basins or green infrastructure, or voluntary activities such as litter cleanup.  Applications are due by February 15 for credits in 2018.The City will host an open house on January 29th (see above) to provide more information about the fee and nonresidential credits. The purpose of the Stormwater Utility Fee, adopted by City Council in 2017, is to provide a dedicated funding source to cover the costs of state and federal Chesapeake Bay protection mandates. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/CleanWaterways.
 
Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Update
The project to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the Federal Courthouse is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018, weather permitting.  Here is the status:
  • Cable Stay Bollard installation continues on Elizabeth Lane
  • Landscaping work in progress
  • Bollard Installation complete on Jamieson Avenue
  • Concrete slab work 99% complete in front of Courthouse Square 
  • Concrete work on Elizabeth Lane in progress
  • Brick work continues by Courthouse Square. 

Carlyle Council News

Crescent Park Benches
Once the cold blast is over, check out the new benches and game top tables at the East and West Crescent Parks located in front of 1940 and 2000 Duke Street.  The tables can be used for coffee or lunch gatherings or to play chess or checkers. Game pieces will be available when weather becomes more temperate.
 
Carlyle Lamppost Banners Installed
The City’s Carlyle Vitality Initiative is installing new lamppost banners in Carlyle. Check them out the next time you traverse through Carlyle.

Transportation Management Program (TMP)

New PTO Vanpool is Adding Riders
A new van pool has started running from Woodbridge to the PTO campus weekdays and is looking for additional riders.  The schedule is Mon-Fri, 8.45 am to 6.30 pm.  For more information, contact Md.Rahman@USPTO.GOV.
 
Pedestrian Tunnel and Carlyle Shuttle Holiday Schedule
For the January and February holidays, the schedule for the Duke St. pedestrian tunnel and the Carlyle shuttle bus service will be:
Tunnel Closed and no Carlyle Shuttle Service on:
  • MLK Day holiday, Monday, January 15th
  • President’s Day holiday, Monday, February 19th
In regard to other closures, if the federal government closes offices due to inclement weather, the tunnel will be closed and the shuttle will not run.
 
Metro SmarTrip® Card Changes Begin January 8
Stay positive! Starting January 8th your SmarTrip® card must have a positive balance to ride Metro.  Be sure to top off your card before then and keep it positive. Staying positive is easy with Auto Reload that automatically adds value to your card if your balance drops below $10. Learn more at wmata.com/autoreload
RAIL PASS USERS (including “Kids Ride Free” students)
  • If you have a negative balance on your card, the entry faregate will not open even if you have an active rail pass.
  • Solution: Note your balance when you tap your card to a faregate or farebox -or- tap your card to a fare vending machine -or- log in to your SmarTrip® account to check your balance. Add value if you’re negative.
 
SMARTBENEFITS® PARTICIPANTS
  • You may have a negative personal stored value balance without realizing it.
  • When you tap your card to a rail faregate or bus farebox, the balance you see is typically your SmartBenefits® balance, not your personal stored value.
  • Starting January 8th, rail entry and exit faregates will not open if your personal stored value balance is negative even if you have plenty of SmartBenefits®.
  • Solution: Tap your card to a fare vending machine or log in to your SmarTrip® account to check your personal stored value balance. Add value if you’re negative.

Greater Carlyle News

Hoffman Town Center Project Approved by Planning Commission
The December newsletter reported on the proposal by Stonebridge/Carras for a multi-tower multi residential use project above retail that includes a Wegmans   This project was approved by Planning Commission on January 4th.   The details are:
Item:     Hoffman Town Center - Blocks 4 & 5 (Wegmans)
Action:  6-0 vote to initiate and recommend approval of the Master Plan amendment, and recommend approval of the Coordinated Development District (CDD) amendment and related approvals
Next Steps:         City Council will hold a public hearing and vote on these items at their Saturday, January 20, 2018 public hearing
Description:        A collection of changes to the Eisenhower East Master Plan and the zoning on vacant parcels at the Eisenhower Metro station to allow for development of a mixed-use project by StoneBridge Carras. The 1.7M square foot project includes several residential buildings atop a retail podium and will include a Wegmans grocery story.
Details & Issues of Interest:        
•             1st of two stages for this project- these are focused just on the approval of uses, density, and massing while Stage 2 (expected in March) will tackle the details and design of the project
 •            Master Plan Amendment allows for a change in uses from commercial to residential, increasing the density and number of building stories allowed on the site, and allowing more parking for a regional grocery store
 •            CDD amendment and Stage 1 Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) allows for a combined development option for Blocks 4&5, permits 834,554 SF of residential, 252,421 SF of retail & 622,006 SF of parking floor area for a maximum number of parking spaces of 1,546
•             Issues to be resolved before Stage 2 is approved:
o             affordable housing (on site or contribution)
o             connection of open space areas on top of the retail podium
o             allowable uses on second floor of 'retail' space
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Wake Up Wednesdays Back for the Holidays
As part of Carlyle Vitality Initiative, the Wake-Up Wednesdays pop-up cafe has returned to Carlyle for the holiday season through December 20th.  As you make your way through the Duke Street pedestrian tunnel, take a moment to pick up a Sugar Shack hand-crafted donut and fresh cup of coffee from 7 – 9:30 am. 
 
Ugly Christmas Sweater Happy Hour December 15th at The Westin
Carlyle is celebrating National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day with a Happy Hour at Trademark, located in The Westin.  Stop by from 5 – 7 pm for free appetizers and a cash bar.  Also, if you need help finding that awesome ugly sweater, visit Old Town's Pop Up Shop Scrooge's Sweater Emporium for a wide selection of Christmas Sweaters from vintage to tacky. The pop-up is located at 115 South Union Street where you can find Tacky Sweaters, Pretty Sweaters, Kiddie Sweaters and More!
 
Holiday Market Returns to Carlyle
The 4th annual Alexandria Holiday Market has returned to John Carlyle Square Park.  This signature event transforms John Carlyle Square Park into a lively open-air festival, perfect for children young and old. Shoppers will find unique arts and craft items, enjoy sweets and mulled wine, be treated to live entertainment from local musicians and free karaoke has been added this year.  Visit Alexandria’s Holiday Market or email alexandriaholidaymarket@gmail.com.  Holiday Market hours are:
11am to 7pm on the following days:

  • December 1, 2, 3  
  • December 8, 9, 10 
  • December 15 - 23  

Other News

Pedestrian Tunnel and Carlyle Shuttle Holiday Schedule
For the upcoming December holidays, the schedule for the Duke St. pedestrian tunnel and the Carlyle shuttle bus service will be:
Tunnel Closed and no Carlyle Shuttle Service on:

  • Christmas holiday, Monday, December 25th  
  • New Year’s holiday, Monday, January 1st

 
City Stormwater Utility Fee Phase-in with Map Viewer and Credits Program
Carlyle property owners can find out the amount they owe for the City of Alexandria's new Stormwater Utility Fee by going online and entering your property’s address on a map viewer available at alexandriava.gov/Stormwater. These fees will be listed on the real estate tax bills mailed to residential and nonresidential property owners in May 2018 for payment by June 15.  In addition, the City has launched its new credits program to recognize stormwater mitigation efforts by nonresidential property owners.  The website provides an application to receive credits that can lower the fees billed. Credits may be available based on elements such as catch basins or green infrastructure, or voluntary activities such as litter cleanup.  Applications are due by February 15 for credits in 2018.The City will host an open house on January 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Beatley Library to provide more information about the fee and nonresidential credits. The purpose of the Stormwater Utility Fee, adopted by City Council in 2017, is to provide an equitable, dedicated source to fund the increasing costs of state and federal Chesapeake Bay protection mandates. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/CleanWaterways.
 
Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Update
The project to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the Federal Courthouse is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018.   The Jamieson Avenue paving schedule is as follows:  put on a base coat prior to Dec. 25th, 2017 inside the work area; Jan 5, 2018 the road will be milled pending city approval; and, final paving by Jan. 19th, 2018 pending city approval. 

Carlyle Council News

Carlyle Council 2018 Board of Directors Elected
At its annual meeting on November 8th, Carlyle Council members held an election for two Board seats. Margo Vickers, with SHRM and Lee Hernly, representing Carlyle Towers Condominiums, were re-elected.  At the organizational meeting following the annual meeting, officers were elected for 2018.  The 2018 Board of Directors is as follows: 
President:           Phil Weber, LCOR
Vice President:   Margo Vickers, SHRM
Secretary:           Lee Hernly, CTC
Treasurer:           Greg Moore, LCOR
Directors:           Carol Goodart, JLL; Bob Neuman, JM Zell Partners
                          and one vacant seat
 
Carlyle Council New Office Location
This month, Carlyle Council offices moved to a new location at 1855 Emerson Avenue.  The first-floor space is leased from MAA (formerly Post Properties).  The new office phone number is 703.566.6450. 
 
Update on Development in Greater Carlyle/Eisenhower East
Perseus Realty Received Approval for Adaptive Reuse of Hoffman 2
The Hoffman Office Building on Stovall Street, known as Block 6A of the Eisenhower East Small Area Plan, will be “adaptively reused”, and converted from office to residential use.  City Council approved the project in October.  


Wegmans Confirmed for Stonebridge Project
The Stonebridge/Carras proposal for multi-tower residential uses above retail is now confirmed to have a lead retail tenant that everyone is excited about: Wegmans will occupy the 80,000 sf two-level space in the building.  The residential uses include rental apartments, condominiums, senior living, and affordable housing.  The project is still working through approval steps, currently at the Carlyle Design Review Board.  This project is known as Block 4 and 5 of the Eisenhower East Plan.
 
Hotel and Residential Building Approved by Planning Commission in December
Block 20 of the Eisenhower East Small Area Plan, formerly the site of the American Trucking Association’s office building was approved by the Planning Commission on December 5.  Paradigm Cos., builder of the recently-completed ParcMeridian and the Meridian Eisenhower apartments, is proposing a 420-unit residential tower and potentially a hotel on the site.
 

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Operation Illumination Event at Pedestrian Tunnel
On November 9th from 4 – 6 pm, stop by the Carlyle side of the Duke St Pedestrian tunnel for a bike and pedestrian friendly event.  Carlyle Council is joining with the City’s GoAlex group and Vision Zero initiative to promote safer biking and riding. Reflective wristbands will be given away along with Popped Republic mini-bags of gourmet popcorn. (while supplies last)
 
Carlyle Purge Two is Set for November 11th
Residents are invited to dump their junk for free! Purge partners College Hunks Hauling Junk
and Shred It will be on site to securely shred and destroy old documents, collect household
goods, electronics, and more.  From 9 am. – 12 noon at John Carlyle Square Park. Carlyle residents purged plenty during the first event in July.  This is your chance to declutter before the holidays.

 
Alexandria Film Festival Coming Soon to Greater Carlyle
11th annual Alexandria Film Festival is coming to town on November 9-12. The schedule is online at alexfilmfest.com.   Select screenings will be held at the AMC Hoffman Theaters in Greater Carlyle on November 11th and 12th. There will be nearly 50 cost-free and ticketed programs featuring independent filmmaking from around the world.
 
Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting Focuses on Greater Carlyle Development
Bob Cohen, with Perseus Realty is the featured speaker at the Eisenhower Partnership annual meeting on Wednesday November 15th starting at 5:30 pm.  Perseus Realty owns property along Eisenhower Avenue and Bob Cohen, their CEO is an avid proponent of development potential in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East area.  AlexRenew at 1800 Limerick Street (just south of Eisenhower Ave) is hosting the meeting. To register, visit Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting
 
Wake Up Wednesdays Return November 29th
As part of Carlyle Vitality efforts, the Wake Up Wednesdays pop-up cafe will return to Carlyle for the holiday season starting on November 29th.  As you make your way through the Duke Street pedestrian tunnel, take a moment to pick up a Sugar Shack hand-crafted donut and fresh cup of coffee from 7 – 9:30 am.  

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Pedestrian Tunnel and Carlyle Shuttle Holiday Schedule

For the upcoming November and December holidays, the schedule for the Duke St. pedestrian tunnel and the Carlyle shuttle bus service will be:

Tunnel Closed and no Carlyle Shuttle Service on:

  • Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 10th
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd
  • Christmas holiday, Monday, December 25th  
  • New Year’s holiday, Monday, January 1st 

Thinking of Changing Up your Same Old Commute? Try Online Ridesharing Exclusively for Carlyle

Zimride by Enterprise offers employees of Carlyle Council commercial properties a free and easy commuting option - an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers commuting to the same area. Through a private network, Zimride matches commuters in search of a hassle-free way to get to work in Carlyle.  In return, Carlyle employees save on parking and gasoline expenses all while reducing their carbon footprint.  Online profiles are part of the private Carlyle network and can be set up in a snap. Already, many employees have signed up for rides or to be drivers.  Especially now, when more people are exploring alternatives, this free and flexible option saves time and money commuting. Visit www.Zimride.com/carlylecouncil.com  to see if you are eligible to sign up. 

Back to Blue
Thanks to recent Metrorail improvements, rush-hour wait times for Blue Line and Yellow Line trains are now only 8 minutes. If you live, work, or play in Alexandria, that means more time to spend in the City and less time getting here. Service on Metrorail’s Blue Line has improved significantly—rush-hour wait times, or headways, for trains on that line are now 8 minutes, up from a high of 12-plus minutes. Yellow Line service has also stabilized at 8 minutes.
In addition to the improved weekday rush periods, WMATA also announced new late-night service on Fridays and Saturdays, and slightly shortened Sunday through Thursday service hours.
These changes impact service at all four of Alexandria's Metrorail stations:

  • Braddock Road (Blue, Yellow)
  • King Street (Blue, Yellow)
  • Van Dorn Street (Blue)
  • Eisenhower Avenue (Yellow)

Other News

Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Update

The project to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the A.V. Bryan Federal Courthouse is well underway.  It is anticipated that Jamieson Avenue will be opened to traffic in both directions this month.  And, the traffic on Elizabeth will remain two-way during the rest of the construction period, so will not be limited to one way traffic after Jamieson Avenue re-opens.  The general contractor has applied for a one day road closure permit for Jamieson Ave for Nov 11th, 9am through 6pm. to mill the asphalt and place the top coat from the Jamieson garage to Courthouse Square and to mill and place asphalt from Jamieson garage to Mill Road.

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Operation Illumination Event at Pedestrian Tunnel
On November 9th from 4 – 6 pm, stop by the Carlyle side of the Duke St Pedestrian tunnel for a bike and pedestrian friendly event.  Carlyle Council is joining with the City’s GoAlex group and Vision Zero initiative to promote safer biking and riding. Reflective wristbands will be given away along with Popped Republic mini-bags of gourmet popcorn. (while supplies last)
 
Carlyle Purge Two is Set for November 11th
Residents are invited to dump their junk for free! Purge partners College Hunks Hauling Junk
and Shred It will be on site to securely shred and destroy old documents, collect household
goods, electronics, and more.  From 9 am. – 12 noon at John Carlyle Square Park. Carlyle residents purged plenty during the first event in July.  This is your chance to declutter before the holidays.

 
Alexandria Film Festival Coming Soon to Greater Carlyle
11th annual Alexandria Film Festival is coming to town on November 9-12. The schedule is online at alexfilmfest.com.   Select screenings will be held at the AMC Hoffman Theaters in Greater Carlyle on November 11th and 12th. There will be nearly 50 cost-free and ticketed programs featuring independent filmmaking from around the world.
 
Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting Focuses on Greater Carlyle Development
Bob Cohen, with Perseus Realty is the featured speaker at the Eisenhower Partnership annual meeting on Wednesday November 15th starting at 5:30 pm.  Perseus Realty owns property along Eisenhower Avenue and Bob Cohen, their CEO is an avid proponent of development potential in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East area.  AlexRenew at 1800 Limerick Street (just south of Eisenhower Ave) is hosting the meeting. To register, visit Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting
 
Wake Up Wednesdays Return November 29th
As part of Carlyle Vitality efforts, the Wake Up Wednesdays pop-up cafe will return to Carlyle for the holiday season starting on November 29th.  As you make your way through the Duke Street pedestrian tunnel, take a moment to pick up a Sugar Shack hand-crafted donut and fresh cup of coffee from 7 – 9:30 am.  

Transportation Management Program (TMP)

Pedestrian Tunnel and Carlyle Shuttle Holiday Schedule

For the upcoming November and December holidays, the schedule for the Duke St. pedestrian tunnel and the Carlyle shuttle bus service will be:

Tunnel Closed and no Carlyle Shuttle Service on:

  • Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 10th
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd
  • Christmas holiday, Monday, December 25th  
  • New Year’s holiday, Monday, January 1st 

Thinking of Changing Up your Same Old Commute? Try Online Ridesharing Exclusively for Carlyle

Zimride by Enterprise offers employees of Carlyle Council commercial properties a free and easy commuting option - an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers commuting to the same area. Through a private network, Zimride matches commuters in search of a hassle-free way to get to work in Carlyle.  In return, Carlyle employees save on parking and gasoline expenses all while reducing their carbon footprint.  Online profiles are part of the private Carlyle network and can be set up in a snap. Already, many employees have signed up for rides or to be drivers.  Especially now, when more people are exploring alternatives, this free and flexible option saves time and money commuting. Visit www.Zimride.com/carlylecouncil.com  to see if you are eligible to sign up. 

Back to Blue
Thanks to recent Metrorail improvements, rush-hour wait times for Blue Line and Yellow Line trains are now only 8 minutes. If you live, work, or play in Alexandria, that means more time to spend in the City and less time getting here. Service on Metrorail’s Blue Line has improved significantly—rush-hour wait times, or headways, for trains on that line are now 8 minutes, up from a high of 12-plus minutes. Yellow Line service has also stabilized at 8 minutes.
In addition to the improved weekday rush periods, WMATA also announced new late-night service on Fridays and Saturdays, and slightly shortened Sunday through Thursday service hours.
These changes impact service at all four of Alexandria's Metrorail stations:

  • Braddock Road (Blue, Yellow)
  • King Street (Blue, Yellow)
  • Van Dorn Street (Blue)
  • Eisenhower Avenue (Yellow)

Other News

Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Update

The project to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the A.V. Bryan Federal Courthouse is well underway.  It is anticipated that Jamieson Avenue will be opened to traffic in both directions this month.  And, the traffic on Elizabeth will remain two-way during the rest of the construction period, so will not be limited to one way traffic after Jamieson Avenue re-opens.  The general contractor has applied for a one day road closure permit for Jamieson Ave for Nov 11th, 9am through 6pm. to mill the asphalt and place the top coat from the Jamieson garage to Courthouse Square and to mill and place asphalt from Jamieson garage to Mill Road.

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Final Twilight Movie Scheduled for October 7th
The scary movie selection for Carlyle’s October 7th Saturday Cinema is The Birds.  Grab your lawn chairs, bring your own picnic or pick up carry out from a Carlyle restaurant and spend a thrilling evening watching this classic film by Alfred Hitchcock.  This is the final film in Carlyle’s outdoor movie festival under the stars at John Carlyle Square Park.  Start time:  twilight 
 
Carlyle Canteen Set for October 11th
Wednesday, October 11th, is the fourth and final Happy Hour event at Courthouse Square Park as part of the City’s Carlyle Vitality Initiative. The series, called Carlyle Canteen, runs from 5-8 pm and features local breweries and food trucks. For the final Canteen next week, Evolution Brewery will be serving their popular brews and the food truck is Borinquen Lunch Box (Puerto Rican cuisine). 
 
Painting in the Park on October 14th – SOLD OUT
Stop by John Carlyle Square Park and see budding artists showing off their freestyle painting skills with ArtJamz on Saturday, October 14th from noon – 4 pm. All sessions are currently sold out but, there will be Music - Food – Games -- Sips -  including Rocklands Food Truck, a Beer/Wine Garden, Live DJ and Cornhole & Connect Four Giant Games. Rain Date: October 15th
 
Carlyle Purge Two is Set for November 11th
Residents are invited to dump their junk for free! Purge partners College Hunks Hauling Junk and Shred It will be on site to securely shred and destroy old documents, collect household goods, electronics, and more.  From 9 am. – 12 noon at John Carlyle Square Park.

Dogtoberfest Yappy Hour!

The Eisenhower Partnership is sponsoring a Yappy Hour on Thursday, October 26th from 5 -7:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Alexandria Carlyle, located at 2460 Eisenhower Avenue.  This event will benefit the Dog and Cat Foundation part of Dogtoberfest.  Friendly dogs are welcome on the patio. All dogs must be on leash.  There will be a silent auction, raffle and cash bar.

To register, click here Yappy Hour

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Pedestrian Tunnel Closed and No Shuttle Service for Columbus Day Holiday
The Columbus Day Federal holiday is scheduled for Monday, October 10th.  As such, the pedestrian tunnel will be closed and no shuttle service will be offered. 
 
Carlyle Shuttle Route Survey Underway
Due to upcoming construction at the King St. Metro parking area, the City will be ceasing shuttle stops there until the project ends in mid-2019.  Starting in early 2018, CCC will be required to change its shuttle route that currently stops there every ten minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hour period. A questionnaire is being circulated to current shuttle riders to gather input for a new route and we will keep you apprised of shuttle route changes starting early next year.

Other News

Tunnel Art Installation Expected Soon
The City of Alexandria, has commissioned new public art for the Duke Street Tunnel as part of the City’s Carlyle Vitality Initiative. Two separate public art projects have been commissioned - ZeroZero Collective has designed a project that will be installed in Fall, 2017. Mike McConnell will design a project that will be installed in Spring, 2018. ZeroZero Collective proposes to transform the Duke Street Pedestrian Tunnel with a durable, sustainable, colorful, motion-activated installation they are calling Breezeway. The installation includes motion activated fans installed at the center to blow at windchimes when a pedestrian walks through tunnel. The ceiling will be painted in a gradient of blues from slightly darker at the entrances and lighter at the center.

New Boutique Tailoring Shop Joins Carlyle Community
 Carlyle’s newest addition, BeFitted Tailoring Co. opened this summer at 408 John Carlyle Street as a bridal and special occasions wear tailoring company specialized in private, one-on-one fittings. BeFitted was founded and is operated by a mother-daughter team who live in Alexandria and have established roots in the community. Diane and Michelle are excited to join the neighborhood and look forward to maintaining BeFitted’s reputation as the top-rated Bridal alterations firm in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area! Look for the red awning and drop by to say hello. By appointment only. More information at www.getbefitted.com or (202)780-7619.
 
National Science Foundation Welcome Event Well Attended
Visit Alexandria, AEDP, Carlyle Council, Eisenhower Partnership, Alexandria CofC and the Small Business Development Center hosted a special "Welcoming NSF to the Neighborhood" meeting in September to make sure local businesses are ready to welcome NSF and to capitalize on the opportunity that it presents. Attendees received updates on new web and print tools to support NSF employees and visiting scientists, tips on doing business with NSF, neighborhood activation and upcoming development projects in Carlyle that will support the continued growth of the neighborhood.
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New Stormwater Fee on Properties for 2018
The City is implementing a Stormwater Utility Fee to provide a stable, source of funding for the City's Stormwater Management Program.  The new Stormwater Utility Fee fund was created to meet new unfunded State and Federal stormwater mandates, and provide dedicated funding for Alexandria's Stormwater Management Program.

Fee Structure
The fee structure for residential properties, will be billed using a tiered method.  For all non-residential properties, such as commercial, industrial, apartments, non-profits, and religious properties, the fee structure will be billed using a variable method. This means that the fee will be individually calculated for each non-residential property. (about 5,000 properties in the City) The variable fee is based on a billing unit of 2,062 square feet.  The total impervious area on a property, such as a building footprint and parking lot, are calculated using GIS analysis. 

Credit Program
The City's credit program allows ways for property owners to reduce their Stormwater Utility Fee.  Phase 1 of the Credit Policy includes potential fee reductions on non-residential properties for:  1) stormwater facility Best Management Practices (BMPs) and detention practices installed during development and redevelopment, and 2) volunteer activities.  There is a Credit Cap of 50% for all practices combined:  In no case shall the maximum dollar credit amount exceed 50% of the stormwater utility fee for the property. Click here for more details Stormwater fee credit program
 
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You’re Invited to a “Welcoming NSF to the Neighborhood” meeting on September 12
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has started moving into its new headquarters building at 2415 Eisenhower Ave.  Please join Visit Alexandria, AEDP, Carlyle Council, Eisenhower Partnership, Alexandria CofC and the Small Business Development Center for a special meeting on Tuesday, September 12th from 9 am. to 10 am. at Ted’s Montana Grill (2451 Eisenhower Ave.) to discuss how to capitalize on the opportunity that it presents. You will learn about:

  • Joint efforts with NSF preparing for the move
  • New web and print tools to support NSF employees and visiting scientists
  • Tips on doing business with NSF
  • Neighborhood activation
  • Upcoming development projects in Carlyle that will support the continued growth of the neighborhood

There is no cost to attend, however please RSVP to Trisha Meisner at  TMeisner@VisitAlexVA.com by 1 pm. on Monday, September 11 so they can get an accurate head count.
 
September Saturday Cinema Rescheduled to September 16th
Grab your lawn chairs, bring your own picnic or pick up carry out from a Carlyle restaurant and spend an enjoyable evening watching When Harry Met Sally on September 16th.  This is the third film in Carlyle’s outdoor movie festival under the stars at John Carlyle Square Park. 
 
Wake Up Wednesdays through September
As summer winds down, you can still stop by Wake Up Wednesdays at the Duke St tunnel. Take a moment to pick up a Sugar Shack hand-crafted donut and fresh cup of coffee from 7 – 9:30 am. to start your day the Wake Up way  Wednesdays in September.
 
“So Long Summer” Ice Cream Social on September 21
Grab your co-workers and join us at Courthouse Square Park for a free ice cream treat as we say good-bye to the official last day of the summer season and welcome the Fall Equinox.  Ice cream treats are free while supplies last between 12 pm – 2 pm at Courthouse Park directly across from The Westin Alexandria.
 
Painting in the Park on October 14th
Carlyle Canvas is a fun filled and freestyle painting in the park event slated for Saturday, October 14th from noon – 4 pm at John Carlyle Square Park in Carlyle.  Well-known regional art studio ArtJamz will provide each budding artist a 12x16 canvas, art materials, and creative encouragement throughout the day. The free event will also feature a live DJ, wine/beer garden, food trucks, adult games and other activities. Registration is required to reserve canvas spots with 100 timed slots available on a first come first serve basis (1 Hour Blocks). For registration and event details visit, http://www.alexandriava.gov/CarlyleFun

Download Painting in the Park Flyer
MEET MOXIE! Alexandria’s water-cleaning hero at the MOXIE STORY HOUR
Moxie is Alexandria’s water-cleaning, nitrogen eating hero, and she will be reading children’s stories in AlexRenew’s educational lobby at 1800 Limerick St. from 10 am – 11 am every 4th Thursday. Moxie has a passion for protecting clean water, and she loves STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For more information: alexrenew.com/moxiestory

Transportation Management Program (TMP)

CCC Office to Relocate in October
Carlyle Council will be moving its office from 2050 Ballenger Avenue in the Catholic Charities USA building to 1855 Emerson Avenue, adjacent to the Hallmark/Post Office store in early October. The CCC office provides free information for commuters, including bike maps, shuttle information, transit schedules and more.

Other News

Federal Courthouse Security Perimeter Project Update
The project to remove the jersey barriers and improve the security perimeter at the A.V. Bryan Federal Courthouse is well underway.  It is anticipated that Jamieson Avenue will be opened to traffic in both directions by the end of September.  Once that occurs, Elizabeth Lane will be closed to traffic heading south to Eisenhower Avenue.  Project completion is expected by November 17th
 
New to Greater Carlyle
Bright red awnings labeled Xfinity portend a Comcast store is coming to 2371 Eisenhower Avenue in the Meridian at Eisenhower Station building. Further down Eisenhower Avenue, Floor & Décor is making good progress on renovating a former warehouse at 4607 Eisenhower Avenue; an opening is planned late fall of 2017.  The company provides flooring materials displayed in a showroom format.  It also has a store at Potomac Mills.
 
Former Federal Office Building Slated for Major ReDo
Perseus Realty is proposing a bold reuse of the 610,000 sf former Hoffman 2 building at 200 Stovall; this is one of the buildings whose workforce has moved out as a result of the BRAC changes adopted in the mid-2000s.  Plans call for converting the building from office to primarily residential uses, including 512 apartments on 12 stories, three levels of above-grade parking, and 26,000 sf of retail on the ground level.  The proposal will get its public hearing at the City’s Planning Commission Meeting on September 7.

This application will be preceded by consideration of amendments to the adopted Eisenhower East Small Area Plan dealing with Blocks 4, 5, 6A, and 20.
Current Building
Photo by Cooper Carry Architects
Proposed Building
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August Saturday Cinema at Carlyle Set for August 5th
Grab your lawn chairs, bring your own picnic or pick up carry out from a Carlyle restaurant and spend an enjoyable evening watching Caddyshack on August 5th.  This is the second film in Carlyle’s outdoor movie festival under the stars at John Carlyle Square Park.  Popped!Republic will be on-site with their gourmet popcorn. The first Saturday of the month from July through October will be movie night in Carlyle.  Next in the lineup is When Harry Met Sally on September 2nd.
 
Sunset Concert on August 8th
For summer 2017, the City is holding one sunset concert in Carlyle, coming up on August 8th at 7 pm. The featured entertainment is by Capital Sound, a pop/dance band of the 257th Army Band. Feel free to bring a picnic supper and folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great entertainment at John Carlyle Square Park. 
 
Wake Up Wednesdays through September
Stay woke with Wake Up Wednesdays at the Duke St tunnel.  As you prepare for your workday, take a moment to pick up a Sugar Shack hand-crafted donut and fresh cup of coffee from 7 – 9:30 am.  There will be music too to start your day the Wake Up way every Wednesday through September. (Download Flyer)
 
Outdoor Fitness Classes Fridays and Sundays through September
Fast Fridays and Slowdown Sundays free fitness classes have gotten off to an energetic start in Carlyle.  Stop by John Carlyle Park Fridays at noon for a fast 30-40 minute full body workout during your lunch break.  Slowdown Sunday classes that will slow your mind and body with tranquil, restorative workouts are held from 9:30 am – 10:30 am through September.  Guest instructors from Pure Barre, USPTO Fitness Center, Pilates Pro Works, Xtend Barre and more will lead the classes.

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Carlyle’s TMP Wins Regional Award
The Carlyle Community Council received the annual Employer Services Organization Achievement Award from Commuter Connections.  Presented to CCC President Phil Weber at a ceremony on June 22nd, the award recognizes organizations or jurisdictions that have built programs that make it easier for employers to introduce or expand commuting benefits in the workplace.

Carlyle’s Transportation Management Plan (TMP) offers a variety of commuting benefits and incentives for Carlyle employees and residents, including Zimride Ridesharing (an online ride-matching service connecting riders and passengers), free shuttle service to King Street Metro Station and the Virginia Railway Express at Union Station, and discounted SmarTrip cards and Capital Bikeshare memberships.  CCC’s TMP also maintains and oversees security at the Duke Street Pedestrian Tunnel, which connects the neighborhood to the King Street Metro Station, and hosts its popular Bike to Work Day pit stop each May. Since 1998, Commuter Connections, a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), has awarded employers and employer service providers in the Washington area for promoting innovative and sustainable commute alternatives.


Need an Easy Way to Get to Work?  Online Ridesharing Just for Carlyle
Zimride by Enterprise offers employees of Carlyle Council commercial properties a free and easy commuting option - an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers commuting to the same area. Through a private network, Zimride matches commuters in search of a hassle-free way to get to work in Carlyle.  In return, Carlyle employees save on parking and gasoline expenses all while reducing their carbon footprint.  Online can be set up in a snap. Already, many employees have signed up for rides or to be drivers.  Especially now, when more people are exploring alternatives, this free and flexible option saves time and money commuting. Visit www.Zimride.com/carlylecouncil.com  to see if you are eligible to sign up. 
 
More Capital Bikeshare Stations Approved
Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) users will soon have more options for CaBi stations in Alexandria. The City just approved adding eight new station locations:
•Braddock Road Metro Station – South
•Duke Street & Holmes Run Trail
•Eisenhower Avenue & Holmes Trail Run
•Potomac Avenue & Reed Avenue
•Holmes Run Parkway & N Pickett Street
•Barrett Library
•Reed Avenue & Edison Street
•Glebe Road & Main Line Boulevard
 
Carlyle Council offers discounted CaBi annual memberships available to Carlyle residents and employees. Visit Carlyle Council’s website:   www.thecarlylecommunity.com
  • Under the “TMP” program link click on Capital Bikeshare to learn more and submit request for a discount code
  • You will receive an email with your membership code and instructions on how to complete your membership registration on the Capital Bikeshare website
Carlyle has two Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) docking stations -- one at 1800 Duke Street by the SHRM building -- one at the USPTO campus in Dulany Gardens by Dulany Street and Ballenger

Other News

New Tunnel to Connect VRE and King St Metro Stations Approved
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) received $18.4 million for the design and construction of a pedestrian tunnel that will connect Alexandria Union Station to the King St. Metro Station to help improve safety and access between the two stations.  Currently, passengers can't walk directly between the Metro station and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)/Amtrak station. In addition, there are three tracks for VRE/Amtrak trains, but passengers can only reach two of them.  A new pedestrian tunnel that connects both stations and all the tracks will make it easier for passengers to transfer trains, and increase station capacity. 
 
City Applies for Grant to Rehab Carlyle Dog Park
In August, awardees for the “Bark for Your Park” grant applicants will be announced. The City applied for a grant to improve the Carlyle Dog Park. The 2017 PetSafe® Bark For Your Park™ Program is committed to creating safe, off-leash areas for pets and their owners. This PetSafe grant program will award 25 communities: five $25,000 prizes to help build new dog parks, ten $10,000 prizes to enhance existing dog parks and ten $5,000 prizes to upgrade parks with new equipment. 
 
National Science Foundation Move-in Has Started
The IT staff for the National Science Foundation (NSF) started moving over the July 4th holiday into their new headquarters at 2415 Eisenhower Avenue while the official move-in begins August 24th to be completed by early October.  The NSF will occupy a new 667,759 SF LEED Silver-certified, built-to-suit office building directly across from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station in the greater Carlyle area.  NSF is an independent federal agency with the mission to promote the progress of science.  Each year, NSF supports an average of 200,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students from U.S. institutions that work at universities, laboratories, and field sites all over the world. Their grants program produces 30,000 site visits per year.  NSF employs approximately 2,100 professionals at their headquarters.
 
AlexRenew Project will Impact Holland Lane
Alexandria Renew Enterprises is cleaning and inspecting the Commonwealth Interceptor, the underground pipe that conveys wastewater flow from the City’s sewer lines to AlexRenew. Periodic cleaning and inspection of this line is an important maintenance project that helps reduce the likelihood of pipe failure or related problems. They’ll be in our neighborhood soon. (Download Flyer)
WHEN:  The project starts along Commonwealth Avenue in late summer, moves down Holland Lane and terminates at the Alexandria Renew facility south of Eisenhower Ave by the end of the year. Work will be done weekdays during the day. There may be night work, which will be coordinated with the City and compliant with City Code.
HOW:  This work involves using high-pressure water jets and a vacuum truck to remove debris and sediment from the trunk sewer. A robotic camera will inspect the line to assess its condition. You may hear high pressure water jets or see trucks from Video Pipe Services, AlexRenew’s vendor for this project.

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Posted: August 4, 2017, 3:44 pm