The public is invited to join the Alexandria, Virginia City Council for the dedication of a plaque in appreciation of Engin Artemel on Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 PM at the City Marina, 0 Cameron Street. The dedication will be held rain or shine.
Engin Artemel, former Alexandria Planning Director, coordinated all public and private sector planning and development on the Alexandria waterfront during a significant period (1974 to 1984) in the history of the City. During this time, the waterfront area began to transition from a heavy industrial and warehouse center to a more diverse economic base focused on recreation, open space, scenic vistas and a vibrant mix of residential, commercial and office uses. Through his expertise on waterfront issues, he assisted the City in negotiating complex waterfront title suit settlement agreements and the formation of waterfront principles used to guide waterfront planning. He was instrumental in preserving important historic resources and open space along the waterfront area, including the Torpedo Factory, the Canal Lock at Montgomery Street, Oronoco Bay Park and Waterfront Park.
(Photo via Ron Cogswell, on Flickr)