Carlyle Neighborhood Strives To Cement Its Place As One Of Alexandria’s Premier Neighborhoods.

The Carlyle Neighborhood has started to cement its place as one of Alexandria’s Premier neighborhoods through its Carlyle Vitality Initiative. Carlyle is a 76 acre community which has seen an increase in the development of office buildings and residential complexes over the years. The area is home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Science Foundation and the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station. Residential complexes located in the neighborhood is home to nearly 3,000 residents with more expected in the coming years. The growth and development of Carlyle can be credited to the Carlyle Vitality Initiative, a city initiative which implements physical and experimental improvements in Carlyle. The Initiative was implemented as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was relocating from Crystal City with the condition that the developer would contribute funds to future benefits of Carlyle neighborhood. The initiative was officially launched in 2016 and has since funded many events and signage throughout the neighborhood. The initiative brought about events such as happy hours, movie screenings and outdoor fitness classes. The Carlyle neighborhood will host its first ever block party during the summer with events such as Taste of Carlyle and holiday festivities to be held in September and December respectively. The Carlyle neighborhood has over the years flourished and will continue to do so through its Carlyle Vitality Initiative.

Carlyle neighborhood strives for vitality, sense of community

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Alexandria’s First Food Hall Coming To Carlyle

A 12,000 square feet food hall with 12 individual vendors in it is coming to Carlyle, Alexandria in 2020.

The food hall will be located on the ground floor of the largest adaptive reuse project the city has ever seen, according to City Spokesman Craig Fifer. Next year, what was once a 13-story office building at 200 Stovall St. will become a 520-unit apartment complex, anchored by the food hall and a 12,000-square-foot co-working space.

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