The City did a nice job this morning with an informational tour of the waterfront. No less than eight staffers gave up their time to keep us abreast of what’s happening with the plan.
We started at Windmill Park, which is not part of the core plan. But improvements are forthcoming, including repairing the sea wall. There’s a lot of history at this part of the waterfront, and interpretive markers will be erected.
We were shown inside the Old Dominion Boat Club, a rare treat that included seeing some of the renderings for their new home. The old one will be torn down, opening up the viewshed and making room for Fitzgerald Square. The ODBC will return to their roots, building south of Prince Street where the old Beachcomber Restaurant is located.
Not much was given on specific start dates, although Point Lumley could see some action in four or five months.
2024 is certainly on the minds at City Hall. That summer, Alexandria will celebrate its 275th birthday.