February 5, 2015


February 2015 Land Use Committee Meeting Canceled

There are no items to review this month, so the Land Use Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday the 10th of February has been canceled. Please join us next month on March 10th when we will get a presentation from City staff about the historic Town of Potomac, and how to determine if your house is a contributing resource and what that means if you want to do an addition or renovation.

January 19, 2015


January 2015 Land Use Meeting Minutes

The Land Use Committee Monthly Meeting Minutes for the January 13, 2015 meeting are now available online in the Archives:


January 12, 2015


January 13, 2014 Land Use Committee Agenda

Please join us Tuesday January 13th at the Mount Vernon Rec Center on Commonwealth Ave at 7:00pm to discuss three upcoming Land Use items in Del Ray. If you are unable to attend but would like to comment on one of the cases, please send us an email. More information can be found about the agenda on the DRCA Website

A: Trident Crossfit Parking Reduction Request- 410/420 Calvert Ave
B: Variance Request for an addition to 15 West Howell Ave
C: Special Use Permit Extension Request for an addition to Marino’s Restaurant

January 7, 2015


December Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – December 10, 2014

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:31PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

Funding Requests

Requests come in via standard form; form is sent to Board, Board reviews and then brings actionable requests to general membership

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December 11, 2014


December 2015 Land Use Committee Meeting Minutes

The December, 2015 LUC meeting minutes are now available online: https://www.box.net/shared/a0piepq4468541icgm30

December 7, 2014


December 2014 Land Use Committee Agenda

Land Use Committee Monthly Meeting Agenda: December 9, 2014 – 7:00PM
Mount Vernon Recreation Center

  1. 2500 Sanford Street, Vacation #2014-0005
  2. 29 East Howell Avenue, BZA Special Exception #2014-0028
  3. 310 East Monroe Avenue, BZA Special Exception #2014-0029

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November 26, 2014


November Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – November 12, 2014

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:32PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

  1. DRCA Support for Park Parcel naming for Nancy Dunning:
    1. President to send letter supporting park parcel for Nancy Dunning
    2. Gayle/Patty speaking on behalf of Patty’s sister who supported Del Ray in its initial redevelopment
    3. Del Ray Artisans parcel; Pool parcel; Colsanto parcel will remain as well
    4. Proposed parcel at 2802 Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues; “Nancy Dunning Garden”
    5. Fundraising could occur in the future once it gets to that stage
    6. Unanimous support for sending letter forward
  2. Unanimous support to offer membership to Jim Moran

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November 10, 2014


November 2014 Land Use Meeting Agenda

Land Use Committee Monthly Meeting Agenda: November 11, 2014 – 7:00PM
Mount Vernon Recreation Center

A.) 515 Mount Vernon Ave – Yate’s Corner Restaurant SUP #2014-0010, Encroachment #2014-0005
Public hearing and consideration of requests: a) to operate a restaurant, b) for a parking reduction, and c) an encroachment into the public right-of-way for outdoor dining; zoned CSL/Commercial Service Low.
Applicant: Yates Restaurant Group LLC represented by Duncan Blair, attorney
December Planning Commission

B.) Route 1/ Oakville Triangle Update from Meeting #7
Next meeting: November 13 Oakville Triangle Meeting #7
Topic: Transportation/Connectivity Follow-up and Affordable Housing Intro
Location: Charles Houston Rec. Center 901 Wythe Street; open house and meeting will be in the GYM.

C.) Subdivision #2014-0012 Appeal
1905 Commonwealth Avenue
Public hearing and consideration of a request to subdivide existing lot into two new lots; zoned R2-5/Residential.
November City Council Meeting

D.) City of Alexandria Parking Standards for New Development Projects

Next DRCA LUC Meeting: Date 12/9/14 at 7:00pm at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center
Planning Commission Meeting: December 2, 2014, November 6. 2014
BZA Meeting: November 13, 2014
Del Ray Pattern Book Meeting: November 20, 2014, Mount Vernon Recreation Center 7:00PM