Welcome to Seminary Hill Association’s new web page! Our Association is delighted to have this tool to improve our outreach to the residents of Seminary Hill as well as to those who are interested in finding out more about our neighborhood. The Seminary Hill Association, or SHA, is a neighborhood association dedicated to addressing the benefits, issues and challenges of living in the center of Alexandria and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We work to improve the quality of life for...
On Saturday, September 14th, City Council held its Public Hearing on the road configuration for Seminary Road. The hearing lasted about 8 hours with over 100 speakers on both sides of the issue. In the end, City Council voted 4-3 to reject the recommendation of the Traffic and Parking Board (TPB), which would have retained the existing 4 lanes on Seminary Road with the addition of 2 pedestrian-activated crosswalks. Instead, 4 Council members voted for what is known as Alternative #3, which...
RESOLUTION OF SEMINARY HILL ASSOCIATION, INC. IN SUPPORT OF REPAVING, MANAGING CONGESTION AND IMPROVING SAFETY ON SEMINARY ROAD
WHEREAS Seminary Road is an important arterial for residents, commuters and parents, is in
sub-optimal condition due to potholes and other hazards, and is in dire need of repaving; the City
of Alexandria plans to repave Seminary Road in September 2019;
"I love living in the Seminary Hill neighborhood because it combines the convenience of city living with wonderful large areas of green open space that, despite being privately owned, are accessible to the public. This is an increasingly rare luxury in the City of Alexandria today.”
“Seminary Hill is a vibrant area in the center of Alexandria that is home to a diverse population of engaged residents, and we enjoy the proximity of schools, churches, and recreational opportunities.”
“The Virginia Theological Seminary, Episcopal High School, and Fort Ward Park are all located in the Seminary Hill area. These buildings and grounds were landmarks in Alexandria’s history in the 19th century. I always enjoy showing my visitors these sites and explaining the important role that my neighborhood played in Alexandria’s past."