Boating / Old Town

The Old Dominion Boat Club Breaks Ground at the Potomac River’s Edge on Prince Street

The groundbreaking for the new Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC or Boat Club) took place Thursday, August 25th 2016 at the Potomac River’s edge on Prince Street in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. Those who were part of the groundbreaking included Mayor Allison Silberberg and current ODBC President, Richard Banchoff, as well as current and past leaders and members.

Pictured above from left to right: Michael Winstanley (Architect), Paul “Mookie” Bordon (Governor), Harry Harrington (Past President), Steve Thayer (Chairman of the Board of Governors), Richard Banchoff (President), The Honorable Allison Silberberg (Mayor of Alexandria), Marion Moon (Governor), Steve Fogleman (Governor), Tom Hulfish (Design Committee Chairman), Sherry Brown (Daughter of Beachcomber Founder), Casey Frazier (Owners’ Representative), and David Wilcox (Vice President).

Past President, Miles Holtzman (and in full disclosure, my husband), who was in attendance for the groundbreaking said, “we’re excited as we begin this new chapter on our city’s waterfront.”

Currently, the new Boat Club is expected to be finished by August 2017. Although, per the agreement between the ODBC and the City of Alexandria, the Boat Club will not move from its current location on King Street and relocate to the new location until there’s a certificate of occupancy for the new Clubhouse on Prince Street.

The following is language from the latest email sent on Monday, August 22nd by the Boat Club’s Owners’ Rep, Casey Frazier:

Subject: RE: Old Dominion Boat Club Community Update — August 2016
Dear Neighbors,
Good afternoon.  The Old Dominion Boat Club is pleased to update the community on the progress on the new boat club facility at 200 Strand Street.  Since our last update, the Club has completed installation of erosion control/fencing & demolition of the Beachcombers building.  The Club is also pleased to announce that we have brought on Forrester Construction as our general contractor to complete the remainder of construction.  Forrester is excited and looking forward to being a part of the ODBC Team & neighborhood community over the next year.  With the issuance of the foundation to grade permit by the City on August 10th, Forrester Construction has erected their crane to install test piles and begin the deep foundation (non-driven piles) work in earnest into the early part of next month.  During that time, Forrester will also begin bringing material and equipment onto the site to support the deep foundation effort.
At this time we would like to emphasize to the community and residents that parking along the south side of Prince St. between Strand and the Dock area is still available for public use as it was before.  There is a parking meter accessible immediately across Prince St. at Waterfront Park for use.
We will continue to provide updates on our progress as we continue to mobilize, and will continue to share schedule information throughout construction.  The ODBC Team will also be attending the next Ad Hoc Construction Monitoring Meeting at City Hall on September 12th.  Information for the meeting can be found on the city website.
JFW Inc. on behalf of Old Dominion Boat Club

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