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King Street, Alexandria, Virginia

King Street MetroUnion Station and King Street, Alexandria, VirginiaKing Street, Alexandria, VA Project 365: Day 318 - Old Town Alexandria16 blocks to the MetroLookin' up King Street
George Washington Masonic MemorialKing Street Trolley on King StreetTorpedo Factory Art Center on Alexandria WaterfrontAlexandria Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2010 - 3

King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, a gallery on Flickr.

King Street was named one of the 2011 America’s Great Places by the American Planning Association. Historic, vibrant, and eclectic, King Street has been enhanced by active planning and implementation through its evolution from an 18th century colonial seaport and 19th century center of trade to a center of 21st century commerce and tourism. Planning and preservation have ensured that King Street, part of the “Old and Historic District” in Alexandria’s “Old Town” neighborhood, balances the past with the present. The city’s Archeological Protection Code, adopted in 1989, requires impact assessments on cultural resources for new development and a Board of Architectural Review ensures that designs for new construction and exterior alterations blend with the street’s historic buildings.

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