Greetings NEVCA members and guests,
As we approach midsummer, the board and I wish to bring you up to date on recent doings.
First, thanks to the 16 member families who attended our annual meeting May 17th at the Vienna Arts Society. We had a full house, including three council members, State Delegate Mark Keem, and many guests. The presentation by Doug D’Alexander covering the proposed “Vienna Market” mixed-use development at Maple Ave & Pleasant St NW was followed by a lively discussion. As you probably are aware, the Vienna Town Council voted 5-2 in favor, but since it required a ‘super-majority’ vote to pass, the proposal was not approved.
NEVCA’s board held a quarterly meeting on June 14th. Among other items, we created two new committees and reconstituted one:
The Commercial Development Review Committee (NEW). Chaired by new NEVCA member Ms./Dr. Nisha Patel of Beulah Road, who will help us keep informed of future projects along the Maple Avenue Corridor (MAC) district and the industrial-commercial district of Mill St & Dominion St NE so that NEVCA will be in a better position to shape the future of how NE Vienna will look.
The Pedestrian Safety Committee (NEW). Will keep abreast of proposals for safe crossings in NE Vienna like those recently approved for Beulah Road, and promote the timely construction of sidewalks so desperately needed in our neighborhood. We are looking for members to serve on this committee.
The North East Vienna Parks Committee (formerly the Northside Committee). As Bob Meyers is moving out of the area, new NEVCA member Robin Ballou of Center St N will be our eyes & ears for promoting good practices and protecting our beautiful Northside Park. We are looking for interested members to join who have an interest in doing the same for our other lovely NE Vienna parks as well…Glyndon Park, Vienna Town Green, & the Vienna Stream Valley Park (behind 300 block East St NE); and NVRPA parks Centennial Park (caboose) & the W&OD Trail.
Please contact me if you have an interest in serving on any of these committees!
Lastly, consider stopping by the Vienna Community & Learning Garden along the W&OD near the community center. Mary Woods has led a truly inspired group of volunteers to make it an outstanding success! To learn more, please read the message at the bottom of this email, sent out by the town a few days ago.
Enjoy the summer, and if you have a neighborhood block party, tell your friends about NEVCA. NEVCA is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
See you in the fall!
For the entire board, committees and volunteers,
Robert J. McCahill, president, North East Vienna Citizens Association
PO Box 356 Vienna, VA 22183