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For Immediate Release: August 9, 2012

Public Invited to Attend Community Open House to Provide Comment on Safety Fence Design Options at Windmill Hill Park Bulkhead

The public is invited to attend a community open house to discuss the design of a short term safety fence around the Windmill Hill Park Bulkhead, 501 S. Union St. In response to community comments, staff will present five (5) design options. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chet & Sabra Avery Conference Room, located in City Hall Room 2000, 301 King St.

City staff will present information and receive public comment on the design options for a short term safety fence pending future removal and replacement of the current concrete bulkhead. The existing bulkhead is severely deteriorated and imminent failure of the structure is possible.

Individuals unable to attend the community open house may view design options at and forward comments by Wednesday, August 22.  Safety fence design options and public comment will be presented to the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) at a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.

For additional information, contact Jack Browand, Division Chief, at 703.746.5504 or

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or materials in an alternative format, call Jack Browand at 703.746.5504 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail jack.browand@alexandriava,gov.