Plans for Robinson Terminal North, one of the last missing pieces of Alexandria’s aspirations for a contiguous waterfront, are headed to city review next month.
The development, first reported last November, involves a multifamily residential building with ground-floor retail and a restaurant. The project is headed to the Board of Architectural Review on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
A big piece of the Alexandria Waterfront Small Area Plan, approved over a decade ago, was restoring and improving pedestrian access along the river. Robinson Terminal North is one of the only parts of Alexandria’s waterfront that hasn’t been publicly accessible.
The application includes watercolor-looking renderings alongside the typical computer-generated images. The plans call for two main buildings on either side of N. Union Street, along with a smaller circular building at the east end of the site near the water.
The development website said Rooney Properties hoped to have the redevelopment completed by 2025 — an ambitious goal given that the project hasn’t been approved yet.
The application said the portions of the property along the waterfront will have public access with a naturalized shoreline and native planting, though some of the designs also include a pier where a ship can moor.
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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 –