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Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy Planning Process

December 15, 2017

The City of Alexandria issued the following update as a follow up to the recent launch of the Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy planning process.

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Residential Trash Can Conversion Begins

December 13, 2017

Alexandria has started phasing out its green 96-gallon residential refuse containers. These containers will gradually be replaced with 65-gallon black cans. The switch to smaller standardized refuse containers is part of an effort to right-size trash collection and encourage Alexandria to continue its current trend of recycling more and creating less trash.

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City Of Alexandria Prepares For Winter Weather

December 12, 2017

The City of Alexandria tracks potential storms 24 hours a day. On-call City crews and contractors clear snow from publicly-owned roadways, sidewalks, paths, parking lots and squares. Learn more about preparedness, plowing priorities and how to help.

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New Report On Homeownership Programs Now Available

December 12, 2017

The City of Alexandria Office of Housing released its latest publication, “Keys to the City: The City of Alexandria’s Homeownership Programs from the 1970s to Today.” This report provides an overview of the City’s long history of providing support to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers.

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Alexandria Department Of Emergency Communications Invites Public Comment During Initial Accreditation Process

December 7, 2017

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will receive public comment in conjunction with a visit to Alexandria for an on-site assessment of the City’s Department of Emergency Communications. The assessment will take place Dec. 10-13. 

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City Of Alexandria Continues Implementation Of Stormwater Utility Fee With New Viewer And Credits Program

December 7, 2017

The latest milestones in the implementation of the City of Alexandria's Stormwater Utility Fee are the availability of a new online fee viewer and the launch of a credits program to recognize stormwater mitigation efforts by nonresidential property owners.

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New Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities At St. James Plaza Available In April 2018

December 4, 2017

A new affordable housing opportunity is currently under construction in the City of Alexandria. The development will provide 93 new affordable apartments in April of 2018.

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Planning Process Announced For Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy; Call For Charrette Group Volunteers

December 1, 2017

In January 2018, the City will initiate a planning effort focusing on the Route 1 area south of Duke Street. This initiative will engage the community in exploring options and tools for preserving the neighborhood’s housing affordability, strengthening the character of the neighborhood, prioritizing safety and accessibility along Route 1 South, and creating a more welcoming gateway to the City.

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City Department Performance Reports Now Available

November 29, 2017

Want to learn more about how the City serves you? Residents can now view annual reports highlighting the key performance of City departments online.

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New Wayfinding Signage Helps Residents, Visitors Get Around Alexandria

November 29, 2017

The City is near the midway point of a multi-year effort to install signage across Alexandria to help residents and visitors better navigate the area and direct them to local retail and cultural attractions. In fiscal year 2017, the City installed more than 60 such "wayfinding" signs along King Street, including 30 new pedestrian-oriented retail signs.

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