It's been nearly two years since we learned that there were plans afoot to redevelop the Food Star site at Columbia Pike and George Mason Drive. The county board approved the Village Center (as the redevelopment project is called) a year ago, and work is at last slated to begin this summer and last around two years. At April's BSCL meeting, a team from Orr Partners, the Village Center developer, will be on hand to review the project and address the short-term construction, parking, traffic, and noise challenges we'll need to endure while the work is in progress. As a reminder, this will be a joint meeting of the Barcroft, Alcova Heights, and Douglas Park civic associations.
Don't forget about our upcoming BSCL election on May 4. Our nominating committee and I have begun talking to potential candidates, and to date, someone has agreed to stand for election to our open board slot. We're still on the hunt for our next president, vice president, and recording secretary. Please contact me if you're interested in serving your community in one of these positions for the coming year. We hope to announce our slate of candidates by mid to late April.