Additional Woodbine Concept Plan Submitted

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TRCA Votes to Oppose

On September 17, 2014 the TRCA executive committee voted without dissent to oppose the latest proposal for the Woodbine expansion that would be located at 2805, 2807, 2807A, and 2809 King Street directly west of the present Woodbine Nursing Home property.

#1 –The Woodbine property is presently zoned residential R8.  Building a large facility on this space is inconsistent with zoning, the small area plan, and the character of the neighborhood.

#2 – The proposed facility is far too dense, covering 71% of small space with impervious surface. This construction takes away from the green space and is not in line with protecting the present tree easement.

#3 – The addition of this facility will increase traffic, including emergency vehicles, staff, and visitors, at a location that is already saturated with traffic and increase the parking pressures in the neighborhood.

 

September 24, 2014 letter to Robert Kerns of Planning & Zoning, Alexandria City

Detailed letter to Planning and Zoning from TRCA neighbors outlining the concerns of this constructionMaster Plan Amendment, zoning, density, FAR (floor area ratio), traffic, storm water, mature trees, project nature, need.

Preliminary site plan proposed on September 12, 2014