After years of negotiation and months of court delays, the Alexandria Sanitation Authority has taken ownership of a ten-acre parcel of land (blocks 29 & 30 in Carlyle) adjacent to the facility through imminent domain.
ASA acquired the Hooff’s Run property by filing a certificate of take with the Alexandria Circuit Court and paid the appraised value of $20.4 million to the court on December 29. The Circuit Court will determine the final amount of compensation to be paid by ASA at a trial to be scheduled next year.
Under the action, ASA took immediate title and possession of the land that it will use to expand its current facility to meet new Virginia environmental regulations regarding nutrient removal designed to help restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The design of the new facility will begin immediately. The acquisition came after years of failed negotiations with the previous owner, Hooff Fagelson Tract LLC.