Welcome to fall!  I hope everyone had a safe summer during this very strange time.  Seminary Hill Association has been busy with numerous issues throughout the summer.  Our September board meeting will be virtual on Zoom.  Below is the information for this meeting if you wish to join.

Topic: Seminary Hill Association Board Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 10, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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I am also pasting the agenda for this meeting below.  You can also find the agenda on the Agenda and Minutes tab on this website.

                                                                 Seminary Hill Association, Inc.

                                                             Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

                                                          Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

                                                              Virtual Meeting held electronically



Police Report

Sheriff’s Report

 Program: Seminary Hill Association Priorities and Goals 2020 and Beyond. Presented by Tom Fulton, Vice President, SHA

Minutes from July 2020

Treasurer’s Report

Area Reports

Old Business

MacArthur School Rebuild Project – Density Text Amendment

Joint Civic Association Letter regarding applicants to city boards

Trinity Drive Speed Bumps

New Business

Seminary Road Affordable Housing Proposal

Upper King Street Multimodal Improvement Project Grant

Duke Street Transitway Funding

Taylor Run Stream Restoration letter – Tour of location

FOIA Go Fund Me

Clover College Park Meeting August 13

2020 Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Progress Report

TC Williams Re-Naming Effort/Stadium Improvements

ADU/Housing Initiative

3120 Colvin Street Development

Upcoming Meetings

September 12th City Council Public Hearing 9:30 a.m

September 12th – Tour of Taylor Run Stream Restoration area 10-12. Reservations required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or to sign up for a 15-minute tour slot.

September 19th West End Coalition Virtual Meeting 10:00-11:30

September 30th Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations Virtual Meeting 7:00 p.m.

As you will note in the Upcoming Meetings above, there is a tour of the Taylor Run stream project area being offered on Saturday, September 12th. Below is a description of the event. The earlier slots are basically full, so try and request a later tour if possible.


Alexandria is proposing to redesign the 1900 feet of Taylor Run between the entrance of Chinquapin Park next to the Chinquapin Aquatic Center to the southern end of First Baptist Church. 

The park contains a globally rare seepage swamp, old-age canopy trees and forest stands, and perhaps the greatest concentration of Alexandria rare species in the City.  The project as currently designed includes the removal of more than 250 native trees (many large and old age) and is likely to markedly adversely affect the wetlands and flora.

 On Saturday, September 12, there will be a chance to learn from noted environmental specialists in botany, geology, and stream restoration about what's in the park and what may be at stake if the stream is reconstructed.  There will be group "tours" (with groups of no more than 10 participants to allow for adequate social distancing) leaving every fifteen minutes from the King Street entrance to Forest Park (in front of the Aquatic Center) from 10 to 12.  (Total tour time will be about 20-25 minutes.)  If you are interested in reserving a spot please e-mail Carter Flemming at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and let her know your preferred start time (i.e., 10:00, 10:15, etc., up to 12:00).   If particular time slots are oversubscribed, an effort will be made to move people to acceptable alternative slots, so please indicate if you have flexibility with the time.

 We suggest parking in the lot next to the tennis courts and walking down to the park entrance on the King Street side of the Aquatic Center.  The path in the forest is very flat.  On the way out you will need to walk up several steps, but they are broad and gradual.  The exit will put you up on Chinquapin Circle near the parking lot.  Boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts recommended. Masks are required.

Thank you for your interest in Seminary Hill Association. Please don't hesitate to contact Seminary Hill Association if you have any questions or concerns.