Email to Arlington County Board
Date: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 6:51 PM
Subject: Alcova Heights Motion on Proposed Path Easement Through the National Foreign Affairs Training Center
Members of the Arlington County Board,
At an Alcova Heights Citizens Association meeting on January 11, 2017, the Association approved the motion below indicating our opposition to the County obtaining an easement from GSA through the NFATC that would allow a path to be built from 3rd Street to 6th Street. The motion passed 31 to 16.
“MOTION: To express the views of the Alcova Heights Citizens’ Association that we are opposed to any property easements or eminent domain to establish a path or road connecting 3th and 6th Streets via private or federal property.”
The vote followed a presentation and lengthy discussion with County Staff who were present. Our thanks to Staff for participating in the meeting.
We also discussed with Staff our continued desire to save the sledding hill adjacent to the end of South Quincy Street. While GSA has told us this is not possible, we would appreciate any efforts the County can make to convince GSA to change its plans so the sledding hill can be saved.
Lastly, we again shared with Staff our desire to see a path constructed through Alcova Heights Park that would replace the path that GSA recently closed that ran through the NFATC from South Quincy Street over to George Mason Drive. A replacement path would provide much needed east-west connectivity.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
President, Alcova Heights Citizens Association