April 22, 2015


DRCA supports Mount Vernon Community School for Spring2Action!

Looking to take part in today’s citywide Spring2Action fundraising event? Consider donating through DRCA to support the Mount Vernon Community School PTA’s Playground project.

Find more details below:


April 22, 2015


YMCA Garden Work Party – Volunteers Needed

Saturday, May 2nd 2015,1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

There will be a  garden work party on the grounds of the Monroe Ave. YMCA in Alexandria (across the street from the Giant and CVS).  These gardens have been installed and are maintained by volunteers.   Work parties are usually held in the spring and fall, but we can always use help, so please contact us if you are interested.

Here is your chance to pitch in, meet your neighbors, and help beautify Del Ray.  Help is needed in a variety of activities, including weeding, replacing bamboo edgings, and mulching, so bring your favorite tools* and meet us in the back parking lot, near the north door of the YMCA building.  We look forward to seeing you!

*If you don’t have tools we’ll have some extras.

Questions?  Call Audrey or Bob at 703-549-1367

April 11, 2015


April 2015 LUC Meeting Minutes

April 2015 LUC Meeting Minutes are now available:


Thank you everyone who participated in our meeting.

April 9, 2015


Mt. Jefferson Park Survey

As a follow-up from last night’s Membership meeting, the city is seeking community input on the draft Mt. Jefferson Park plan available on their site.

Planning site
Draft Plan (PDF)

Please take a few minutes to complete the Mt. Jefferson Park survey.

March 20, 2015


DRCA Saturday Social – Tomorrow!

Join DRCA members for a special DRCA ONLY Happy Hour at Del Ray Pizzeria on Saturday, March 21st from 4-7 p.m.
DRCA members will enjoy $2 off draft beer and wine, as well as specials on Pizza Rolls, Calamari, Wings, and Nachos. Bring a neighbor and see you there!

March 20, 2015


Potomac Yards Metro Station Briefing

At last week’s membership meeting, city staff presented an update regarding the proposed Potomac Yards Metro station. The presentation is available below.

Potomac Yard Metro Briefing – 03.11.15


March 14, 2015


March 2015 Land Use Meeting Minutes Now Available

Check out the 3/10/15 LUC Meeting Minutes.

Concept Park Plan

Mount Jefferson Park Concept Plan

Front Elevation

Concept- Arlandria Floors Redevelopment

2802 Russell Road

2802 Russell Road

March 8, 2015


March 2015 Land Use Meeting Agenda

Please join us for the Land Use Committee meeting this Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00pm at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave to discuss the following neighborhood items:

Historic Town of Potomac Presentation & Update on Del Ray Pattern Book
Stephanie Sample, Historic Preservation, Planner III, Dept. of P&Z
Come learn how to determine if your house is a contributing structure to the Historic Town of Potomac and how it could impact a decision made by the Board of Zoning Appeals for a possible Special Exception or Variance Request if you decide to do an addition or renovation.

Arlandria Floors Building Redevelopment Update and Presentation
Special Use Permit #2015-0009 2802 Russell Road
Request to construct a new single-family dwelling, on a developed substandard lot; zoned R-8/Residential Single-Family.
Applicant: Elias Voces
Application Materials

Preliminary Discussion of Oakville Triangle- Mount Jefferson Greenway
If you are unable to attend the Cities Oakville Triangle Meeting Scheduled for March 12 at 7:00pm, come to the Land Use Committee meeting to share your comments and questions with the DRCA representative, Ben Flood. We will be discussing the Draft Plan for the Mount Jefferson Greenway.
Draft Plan