After four decades of disputes amidst the threat of eminent domain, the new Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) clubhouse in Alexandria, Virginia is nearing completion on the Alexandria waterfront. We hear the new clubhouse will be ready for a November 2017 move-in (see below).
After reaching a deal with the City of Alexandria to move the clubhouse, the new clubhouse will allow the city to create Fitzgerald Square Park. Over eighty (80) percent of the ODBC members voted for a deal from the City.
The properties ODBC are transferring to the City form the heart of the new Waterfront design, and their transition to public open space is a critical step in the Waterfront Plan. One of the goals of the plan is to to expand pedestrian access to the Potomac River.
ODBC’s new facilities will include a modern, flood-protected clubhouse and parking for members, and eventually, new piers. After breaking ground last September, multiple sources confirm the ODBC clubhouse will be ready for the ODBC to move into their new home in November 2017.