Police Investigate Attempted Abduction

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Alexandria Police Investigate Attempted Abduction on King Street

Alexandria Police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred on Monday, September 9, at approximately 9:41 p.m., in the 2000 block of King Street. A 23 year-old female reported that a man attempted to abduct her as she was walking home from the King Street Metro station. The suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her, and attempted to pull her over a wall onto the grounds of the Masonic Memorial. The victim fought off the suspect. There were no injuries. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” tall.  He was wearing a ball cap, a black and white striped shirt and tan shorts. He may be a smoker. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot southbound towards Duke Street.

Proposed Expansion

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Woodbine nursing home

TRCA has been informed that Cambridge Healthcare, owner of Woodbine Nursing Home on King Street, is planning to expand their facility by building a 4-story Assisted Living facility on the vacant lot adjacent to the current Woodbine building.  As this plan may affect residents in the TRCA community, the TRCA looks forward to serving all residents of the area in better understanding Cambridge Healthcare’s proposal and its potential impact on our neighborhood.

Transportation Update

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Fall 2012 transportation updates

Thanks to increasing traffic from the BRAC-133 complex, congestion is growing at the intersection of Quaker Lane and Seminary Road/Janneys Lane. The City proposed adding lanes at this intersection to increase capacity, but any increase in capacity risked bringing more traffic into the neighborhood along existing cut-through routes. Thanks to TRCA input, this project is being downsized to a simple reassignment of lanes. This will allow the intersection to work better while keeping capacity at existing levels.

Witter Fields Project

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The Witter Fields Project, located south of Duke Street and accessible via Witter Drive will be completed in June of this year. The project was approved by the Alexandria Planning Commission and City Council in October, 2007 and includes a lighted diamond field, two lighted synthetic turf rectangular fields, restrooms, park pavilions and parking for 141 vehicles.  In addition, there will be a one-half mile pedestrian loop trail, park pavilions, and preservation of an existing cemetery. The most obvious change for residents of Taylor Run will be the new traffic light that is currently being installed on Duke Street at Witter Drive.  This will allow for safer pedestrian and vehicular traffic to the Witter Fields and will hopefully ease some of the traffic exiting off of Duke Street onto Telegraph Road.

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