The Huntington Avenue entrance to the Huntington Club condominiums.
Huntington Club update
The Huntington Club’s condominium association voted to dissolve last week, the latest step in the ongoing plan to redevelop the 19.5-acre property next to the Huntington Metro into a massive new mixed-use development.
The plan, put together by a developer working with current Huntington Club residents, envisions 50 apartments, 1,000 condos, 65 townhouses, nearly 450,000 square feet of office, 18,000 square feet of retail and a 120,000-square-foot hotel, according to the Washington Business Journal. The proposed development requires an amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan, which will be voted on in December by the Fairfax County Planning Commission and then will go before the board of supervisors in January.
Read more in the Washington Business Journal.
Veterans Day commemoration
Rep. Don Beyer (D-8), whose congressional district includes much of the Richmond Highway area, spent a portion of this past Veterans Day weekend participating in events in our area. On Friday, Beyer visited Clermont Elementary School along with Lee District school board representative Tamara Kaufax and State Sen. Mark Sickles.
And Saturday, Beyer visited the Mount Vernon estate and took part in a wreath-laying ceremony.
The West Potomac Junior ROTC cadets also had a memorable Veterans Day, traveling to New York City to march in the city’s annual Veterans Day parade.
Storck talks bicycling
The Mount Vernon Gazette spoke with Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck after this year’s 2nd annual Tour de Mount Vernon bike ride. The question-and-answer article gets Storck’s thoughts on cycling in the Mount Vernon/Richmond Highway area, why the Tour de Mount Vernon has become a success and thoughts about what the future holds for the event.
Read more on MountVernonGazette.com.
Citizen Advisory Meeting
The Citizen Advisory Meeting for the Mount Vernon police district will be held Tuesday at the station, which is located at 2511 Parkers Lane (see map). All residents are welcome to attend the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. and will focus on scams against the elderly.