Posts by Kevin Beekman

Kevin Beekman is an economist living in Alexandria, Virginia whose work focuses on travel and transportation forecasting. Long of advocate of environmental issues, smart growth, and social justice, Kevin had been involved in community building projects for a decade, in Arlandria, standing up for the neighborhood that Alexandria almost forgot. A member of the Four Mile Run Restoration Task Force and co-founder of the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market, he is also the editor of the Arlandrian a blog about the long neglected cluster of neighborhoods between Del Ray, Arlington Ridge, Shirlington and Crystal City. Bounded by Glebe & Glebe, Rt 1 & Four Mile Run, Arlandria is where Arlington and Alexandria meet (and try to get acquainted).

  • Arlandria development one approval away from reality

    Alexandria is poised this Saturday to give the nod to a major redevelopment proposal in the Arlandria neighborhood. The proposal has been over a decade in the making, and is the result of a long and difficult process by a dedicated community. Part 1 of this series discussed the vision plan adopted a decade ago. Now, with many of the players still in place, that vision is ready to become…  Keep reading…

  • Arlandria vision comes together

    After a decade of planning, a proposal for mixed-use development in Arlandria will finally go before the Alexandria City Council this Saturday. The dedicated Arlandria community has spent years fighting the perception that new development there was unfeasible. The Arlandria community has been planning for change longer than any other neighborhood in Alexandria. It is now…  Keep reading…

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