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Notes: Three projects across the city win Alexandria’s 2023 beautification award

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The Alexandria Beautification Commission has announced three winners of the city’s 2023 Beautification Award.

The Commission looked over community projects that cleaned up the city, removed invasive species, enacted environmentally sustainable practices and had good landscaping.

“These projects enhance our communal spaces by elevating underutilized property, implementing sustainable landscaping, and promoting a healthy and inviting environment,” the City of Alexandria said in a release. “This provides value to all Alexandrians and encourages others to enjoy and invest in the community.”

The winners are:

  • The Spire, 2875 North Beauregard Street: For providing affordable housing that is beautiful, ecological, and functional.
  • Dale Street Community Garden, 65 Dale Street: For maintaining an exceptional space where the community can gather, plant, learn, and harvest sustainably together.
  • The Platform Alexandria, 1100 North Fayette Street: For creating an inviting and inspiring park that replaces industrial space and parking lots with public art and lush space for leisure.

Photo via Dale Street Community Garden/Facebook

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