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National Science Foundation, Food Trucks and Marshall Crenshaw

Plus, Alexandria City Council and traffic and parking issues.

A rendering of the National Science Foundation's new headquarters on Eisenhower Avenue.
A rendering of the National Science Foundation's new headquarters on Eisenhower Avenue.

Here’s a quick look at the week ahead in Alexandria:

NSF groundbreaking — The shovel will hit the soil at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27 during a ceremony marking the start of construction of the new 660,000-square-foot National Science Foundation headquarters on Eisenhower Avenue. Local and federal government officials have been invited to speak.

Traffic and Parking Board — This city board, which investigates, studies and analyzes traffic and parking problems, will consider a slate of issues at its meeting held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at City Hall. The board will discuss installing 15 mph school speed limit signs outside Patrick Henry, Jefferson-Houston, Cora Kelly, T.C. Williams and John Adams schools and other maters. The board will also receive an update on the King Street bike lanes project. Check out the meeting’s docket.

Alexandria City Council — The city’s governing body holds its second legislative meeting of January at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at City Hall. Council will discuss a potential new funding source for a Metro station at Potomac Yard. Check out the meeting’s docket.

Food trucks — A task force charged with analyzing ways to regulate and bring food trucks to Alexandria will hold its final scheduled meeting on the issue at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and the task force continues to seek input from citizens on the issue before it delivers a report to city officials.   

Marshal Crenshaw — The man behind the 1982 hit “Someday, Someway” stops by the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Crenshaw will be joined by St. Louis rock band The Bottle Rockets. Tickets are $27.50 and are available online.

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