Lee Community Center* Community Engagement Forum Resources

Front of Mount Vernon Athletic CenterThe former Mount Vernon Athletic Center is undergoing initial improvements that will provide minimal renovations and upgrades under the property’s current zoning to improve the existing facility’s functionality and allow for operations to begin. The improvements are expected to be completed by summer 2021.

In advance of the center’s planned reopening, the county is engaging the community to ensure the new facility meets their needs and interests. NCS will host four upcoming community engagement forums to discuss the overall vision for the facility, potential resources, activities and programs.

Forum Dates

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 *Virtually via Zoom*
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 *Virtually via Zoom*
     
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 *In person*
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 *In person*
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 *In person* at Audubon Estates
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 *In person* at Audubon Estates

All sessions will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted, based on the date, either virtually via Zoom or in person (based on all appropriate CDC and Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines) at Mount Vernon Woods Park, 4014 Fielding Street, Alexandria or Audubon Estates, 7930 Audubon Ave. Alexandria VA 22306 (depending on date).

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Registration is required at bit.ly/LeeCommunityConversations

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We want to hear from YOU. Join us at one of four upcoming community conversations in May to give us your ideas for the name of the new community center in the Lee District as well as programs and services. Learn more and register: bit.ly/NewLeeCenter #YourNewCommunityCenter #NewLeeDistrictCommunityCenter #LeeCommunityConversations

Have you heard? The new community center in the Lee District is opening this summer! Come talk to us about activities and programs you’d like to see at the new center and give us your ideas for the center’s name. Learn more and register to attend one of four community conversations in May: bit.ly/NewLeeCenter  #YourNewCommunityCenter #NewLeeDistrictCommunityCenter #LeeCommunityConversations

 

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We want to hear from YOU. Join us at one of four upcoming community conversations in May to give your ideas for the name of the new community center in the Lee District as well as programs and services. Learn more and register: bit.ly/NewLeeCenter #LeeCommunityConversations

Have you heard? The new community center in the Lee District is opening this summer! Come talk to us about activities & programs you’d like to see at the new center and share ideas for the center’s name. Learn more and register: bit.ly/NewLeeCenter  #LeeCommunityConversations

 

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Subject (or Title): Fairfax County Seeks Public Input Regarding New Community Center in Lee District

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is hosting a series of Community Engagement Forums regarding the former Mount Vernon Athletic Club. Fairfax County purchased the facility in May 2020 with plans to establish a multi-service center to meet the immediate needs of neighborhoods in the Buckman Road area on the west side of Richmond Highway in Alexandria. In advance of the center’s planned reopening in summer 2021, the county is engaging the community to ensure the new facility meets their needs and interests. NCS will host five upcoming community engagement forums to discuss the overall vision for the facility, potential resources, activities, and programs. The forum dates are:

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 *Virtually via Zoom*
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 *Virtually via Zoom*
     
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 *In person*
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 *In person*
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 *In person* at Audubon Estates
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 *In person* at Audubon Estates

 

All sessions will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted, based on the date, either virtually via Zoom or in person (based on all appropriate CDC and Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines) at Mount Vernon Woods Park, 4014 Fielding Street, Alexandria or Audubon Estates, 7930 Audubon Ave. Alexandria VA 22306 (depending on date).

Registration is required at bit.ly/LeeCommunityConversations .

Watch this video to learn what to expect in the new community and hear from Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk; Melissa McKenna, Chairman, FCHRA; and Lloyd Tucker, Director, Neighborhood and Community Services. We look forward to your participation and input as a valued member of the community.

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The news release is available on NCS's webpage here; full edited text is available below.

 

Fairfax County Seeks Public Input Regarding New Community Center in Lee District

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is hosting a series of Community Engagement Forums regarding the former Mount Vernon Athletic Club. Fairfax County purchased the facility in May 2020 with plans to establish a multi-service center to meet the immediate needs of neighborhoods in the Buckman Road area on the west side of Richmond Highway in Alexandria.

In advance of the center’s planned reopening in summer 2021, the county is engaging the community to ensure the new facility meets their needs and interests. NCS will host five upcoming community engagement forums to discuss the overall vision for the facility, potential resources, activities, and programs. The forum dates are:

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 *Virtually via Zoom*
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 *Virtually via Zoom*
     
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 *In person*
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 *In person*
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 *In person* at Audubon Estates
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 *In person* at Audubon Estates

 

All sessions will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted, based on the date, either virtually via Zoom or in person (based on all appropriate CDC and Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines) at Mount Vernon Woods Park, 4014 Fielding Street, Alexandria or Audubon Estates, 7930 Audubon Ave., Alexandria VA 22306 (depending on date).

Registration is required at bit.ly/LeeCommunityConversations . Individuals who register for a virtual session will receive the Zoom link separately.

The former Mount Vernon Athletic Club is currently undergoing minimal renovations and upgrades under the property’s current zoning to improve the facility’s functionality. The Department of Housing and Community Development, on behalf of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), is leading the finance, design, coordination and overall project management efforts for the Phase I improvements, which include:

  • Basic accessibility improvements (accessible restroom and paths of travel to activity areas)
  • Select capital renewal items (mechanical, electrical and plumbing system upgrades)
  • Safety improvements (fire alarm system upgrades, enhanced security systems)
  • Community use updates (conversion of some of the existing tennis courts to multi-surface sports courts)

Watch this video to learn what to expect in the new community and hear from Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk; Melissa McKenna, Chairman, FCHRA; and Lloyd Tucker, Director, Neighborhood and Community Services.

For questions about the minor improvements and project schedule, please contact RHA@fairfaxcounty.gov .

For questions regarding community outreach and potential uses for the facility, please contact ncs@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit the community center webpage .

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Lee District Community Center is Coming Soon – Summer 2021

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