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Monday, April 16, 2018  
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Plans for APTA office at Potomac Yard and historic conversion back to hotel at 699 Prince Street under review & More in This Week in Economic Development




Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week ofApril 16 - 22,



If you have questions about this weekly update, or would like to learn more about economic development opportunities in Alexandria, please contact the AEDP staff:


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Director ofOperations


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate

Jacqueline Reilly

Project Assistant


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff


Elizabeth Watson

Campus Manager




Events & Activities

AEDP staff will attend RSA Conference, where they will be meeting with cybersecurity companies and professionals. They will also be participating in a cyber meet up hosted by CIT and Mach37(4/16 - 4/20, San Francisco, CA).

The Del Ray Business Association will hold their monthly luncheon.The program will include a discussion with Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks(Mon. 4/16 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Registration Requested).

The City will hold a pop-up open house for community members to ask questions about the Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy(Mon. 4/16 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St).

The Alexandria Waterfront Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Agenda items include aPotomac Landing Archeological Discoveries Update and aKing Street Park at the Waterfront Public Art Update(Tues. 4/17 at 7:30 AM, City Hall,Sister Cities Conference Room).

ULI Washington will hold aReal Estate Trends Conference,bringing together 25+ top industry experts to discuss the most current local and national real estate trends, with a focus on what to expect in the future, where the best opportunities can be found(Tues. 4/17 at 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM,Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ticket Purchase Required).

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center will hold their monthly small business roundtable. The topic of discussion for this month will be "Who is Your Target Market? It May Surprise You!"(Tues. 4/17 at noon - 1:00 PM, AEDP/SBDC Boardroom, 625 N. Washington St. Suite 400).

City Council will hold the rescheduledBudget Work Session #6:Livable Focus Area(Tues. 4/17 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Sister Cities Room 1101)followed byBudget Work Session #9: Employee Compensation and BFAAC(Wed. 4/18 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Sister Cities Room 1101).

Dominion Energy Virginia is hosting an Informational Open House to allow residents and interested parties to learn the latest about the proposed new 230kV Transmission Line between Arlington and Alexandria. The Open House will feature detailed maps of their preferred underground route along Potomac Avenue(Wed. 4/18 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM, George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave).

The Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee (PYDAC) will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed American Physical Therapy Association office building at 3030 Potomac Avenue, and an interim park in Landbay G in Potomac Yard(Wed. 4/18 at 7:00 PM,the community room at The Station at Potomac Yard, 650 Maskell St).

The Alexandria Transportation Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Agenda items include aPotomac Yard Metro Station Update, a funding update regarding WMATA and other legislative items, and an update on theMetro Shutdown of stations south of National Airport(Wed. 4/18 at 7:00 PM, City Hall,City Council Workroom).

The Board of Architectural Review - Old & Historic District will hold their regularly scheduled meeting.Items of interest include request for alterations and HVAC waiver at417 King Street for Taco Bell Cantinaand request for partial demolition and a concept review for699 Prince Street and 114 South Washington Street- conversion of an office building back to its historic hotel use.(Wed. 4/18 at 7:30 PM, City Hall Council Chambers).

ThePark and Recreation Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting. Agenda items include an Environmental Action Plan Updateand a Waterfront Projects Update(Thurs. 4/19 at 7:00 PM, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St.).

Capitol Postwill hold their monthlyCaffeine Canteen for members and guests to networkand connect with other business owners(Fri. 4/20 at 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Capitol Post, 625 N. Washington Street Suite 425, Registration Requested).

Run, Cheer, Support Alexandria's Hometown Race! Voted a favorite and picturesque race byRunWashington Magazine, the GW Parkway Classic starts at the beautiful Mount Vernon Estate and takes you down the tree-lined namesake Parkway to another of George's destinations - charming Old Town Alexandria. The event features two distances to choose from (10Mile or 5K) as well as a Sugar Shack Kids Dash, and a finish festival with live music, beer garden and activities. Runners are treated with a cold brew from Port City Brewing and a tasty taco from District Taco. Also the Washington Nationals Racing President George will be at the finish line celebrating runners at the Finish Festival(Sun. 4/22 at 8:00 AM).

In the News


Dog-Friendly Coworking Space To Open In Alexandria- Old Town Patch

Building Conversions Signal New Office Environments for Old Town Alexandria- Alexandria Gazette

GSA gets green light to kick off major D.C.-area real estate searches- Washington Business Journal

Old Town, New Art in Alexandria. Commission approves developer contributions for Arts and Cultural District- Alexandria Gazette


Hotel occupancy and revenue expected to rise in Virginia this year- Virginia Business

Alexandria increases budget for Potomac Yard Metro station to $320M- Washington Business Journal

Council OKs revised Potomac Yard Metro budget, sets stage to vote on outfalls fix- Alexandria Times

Virginia governor asks legislature to restore two tax increases to fund Metro- Washington Post

New commerce and trade secretary highlights goals of Northam administration- Virginia Business


Young photographers on display at Space Of Her Own (Pop-UP ALX program)-

Mia's Italian Kitchen to Open Soon- Alexandria Living Magazine

Appetite: A Sense of Déjà Vu- Alexandria Gazette

Helpful Links


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