Please join us for a prayer walk following the 11:00 am service on Sunday.  Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to pray for our acquisition of 1400 Duke Street.
After the prayer walk we are asking that you join us on the two dates listed below.

November 1 at 7:00 pm-Planning Commission Hearing

  • We are allowed to speak at this hearing
  • Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes
  • Please click here to access the guide for speaking at the Planning Commission.  This information is applicable to the City Council as well

November 12 at 9:30 am- City Council Public Hearing
We are also asking everyone, especially residents of the City of Alexandria, to write letters to the City Council and to the Planning Commission
Letters to City Council
Honorable Allison Silberberg and Members of Council
City of Alexandria
City Hall Room 2300
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Letters to Planning Commission
Mary Lyman, Chair and
Members of Planning Commission
301 King Street, Suite 2100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Your correspondence should address how the operation of a restaurant in this spaces presents the following concern for the Church:
1.  The use is incompatible with the surrounding properties given that:

  • a. This is not the restaurant / retail area of Old Town therefore a restaurant seems      out of place in this location and
  • b. This use is incompatible with the daycare and church given that the restaurant        will serve alcohol, operate during daycare and church hours and stay open            late.

2.  Negative impact on parking in the area since the restaurant will operate during peak        hours for the Church.
Here is an overview of the application.

Special Use Permit (SUP) #2016-0041
The Applicant, J & S Restaurant, has applied for a special use permit for a restaurant and parking reduction at 1400 Duke Street.  The application is for a 140 seats (including 10 bar seats) and the use of televisions and amplified live entertainment.  The restaurant plans to serve alcohol and close after midnight.  The required parking is 35 spaces and the applicant is requesting a parking reduction to 28 spaces.  The restaurant would use all the parking spaces around the building except the spaces along Jamieson Ave., in front of the Church.  *Please note the restaurant will have to obtain a liquor license from Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  This is a state license and the process is separate from the local City SUP process. 

Your continued prayers and action is vital during this time.
Pastor Taft Quincey Heatley

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