Two Emails from EYA Regarding Barging at Robinson Terminal South | Contributed by Miles Holtzman

From: AJ Jackson <info@robinsonterminalsouth.com>
Date: March 11, 2015 at 7:19:27 PM EDT
To: Miles
Subject: URGENT: Help Us Protect Public Programming at RTS
Reply-To: AJ Jackson <info@robinsonterminalsouth.com>

ATTENTION: City Officials are considering an expensive & unprecedented mandate which would reduce funds available for public benefits.


We need your help today to ensure the future of the Alexandria Waterfront at Robinson Terminal South! City decision-makers are considering an extraordinary and expensive requirement that material be brought to and from Robinson Terminal South by barge.

Currently, the pier is not capable of berthing a material barge or supporting the weight of fully loaded trucks to haul the materials between a barge and the site. However, we asked our marine engineers and contractors to develop and price a plan for moving dirt to and from Robinson Terminal South via barge. They determined that using barges would be 40% more expensive than using trucks and would take 33% longer.

Most important, the result of this unprecedented requirement would be a loss of more than $1.5 million for public benefits such as revitalizing the pier or building the waterfront promenade.

Stand with us and let City Officials know that we are at a pivotal moment to revitalize the waterfront, and barging would threaten our shared vision for a public, active, and welcoming Robinson Terminal South.



AJ Jackson
Managing Partner, EYA

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From: AJ Jackson <info@robinsonterminalsouth.com>
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Subject: Mea Culpa
To: Miles


Earlier in the week, I sent an email asking you to communicate with the city as it considers imposing a barging requirement at Robinson Terminal South. I would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by the tone of the email. Our intent was to update and provide information on how residents can engage on the issue.

It is our priority to work with the community to collectively create something that Old Town can be proud of. We hope to continue to earn your support and trust as we move forward with the development process.

Best Regards,

AJ Jackson
Managing Partner, EYA

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