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🌤️ Today’s weather: Rain today with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Rain continues through the night and into tomorrow, with thunderstorms tomorrow after 1 p.m.
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(Updated 11:45 a.m.) Alexandria Living Magazine reported that construction on a new Seminary Road housing project is scheduled to kick off this May.
Sheltered Homes of Alexandria, a project approved by the City Council in 2021, is a 36-unit development planned for 4547, 4555, and 4575 Seminary Road.
Three of the multi-family units will be 4-bedroom housing units operated by Sheltered Homes of Alexandria, which will help expand the number of intellectually disabled adults currently served at the group home at 4547 Seminary Road. Housing Alexandria said the rest of the 35 townhome units that aren’t part of Sheltered Homes of Alexandria will be affordable at 80% of area median income.
Housing Alexandria estimates the following sales prices:
- 2BR Condo: $275,000 (5 total homes)
- 2BR Town: $325,000 – $350,000 (16 total homes)
- 3BR Town: $350,000 – $380,000 (15 total homes)
Construction on the new buildings is scheduled to start in May 2024 with the buildings completed by the end of 2025.
A bit of a slower news week in Alexandria. The fight over the Potomac Yard arena was still ongoing and Metro funding got tied up into the mix. Over the…
A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first month. A staff memo (page 8) to the Traffic and Parking Board…
The Alexandria School Board approved its fiscal year 2025 $384.4 million combined funds budget on Thursday night and it is asking City Council for $21 million more than the previous…
A 4 BD/3 BA brick townhome with a gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and a 2 car garage is featured in Just Listed.
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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM
Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.
Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.
Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
The free event, from 5 –