July 29, 2015


Draft Del Ray Architectural Pattern book now available!

The draft Del Ray Residential Pattern book is now available for comment through Monday, August 10th.


Also, remember to save the date for the Residential Architecture conference on Saturday, September 19th!

July 18, 2015

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National Night Out Volunteers Needed

We have started planning for another NNO this August 4th and need many volunteers to support this event to ensure its success. The event will be held at the Mount Vernon Req Center Athletic Fields again this year August 4th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

We need volunteers to help the day of the event to help setup, manage food and cleanup after the event. If you are interested in volunteering this year please email Jay Nestlerode (president@delraycitizen.net) directly.


An image from last year's National Night Out, with tents, grills and people sitting on the grass.

June 27, 2015


Stewart/Randolph entrance to Mt. Jefferson Park begins next week

The city is going to begin work on the interim park improvements to Mt. Jefferson Park,  starting with tree removal at the future Stewart/Randolph entrance to the park. For more information, see below:

Site work is proceeding to open up the new Stewart Avenue/Randolph Avenue entrance to Mt.Jefferson Park/WOD trail.   Tree removal work is scheduled to begin next week, weather permitting.  The pathway work is anticipated to be complete late July.  Tree plantings will be scheduled this fall.

For additional information about the interim park improvements in this area of Mt. Jefferson Park, please click the link below.


June 22, 2015


Event: A Guide to Gardening in Alexandria

Simpson_gardenThe Alexandria Beautification Commission and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite you to learn to plan and tend an urban garden.

Whether you’re new to the challenges of urban gardening or have specific issues that need addressing, this program is for you! Kirsten Buhls, the Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for Alexandria, will be addressing the challenges of urban gardening and the best ways to overcome them. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested — sign up online at mgnv.org.

The Best Management Practices for Urban Landscapes: A Guide to Gardening in Alexandria
Tuesday June 30, 7:30-9:00 pm
Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA

May 10, 2015


May 12, 2015 LUC Agenda

May 2015 LUC Agenda

1. Pork Barrel- 2312 Mount Vernon Ave

2. Arlandria Floors- 1800 Mount Vernon Ave

1800 Mount Vernon Ave- Concept

3. Target- 3601 Jefferson Davis Highway

4. Aldi Grocery Store- 425 East Monroe Ave

Aldi- Monroe Ave Elevation

May 7, 2015


April Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – April 8, 2015

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:30PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

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May 7, 2015


March Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – March 11, 2015

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

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May 7, 2015


February Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – February 11, 2015

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:27PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

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