Letter: Add to City Greenery

Letter: Add to City Greenery

To the Editor:

There are many sites in Alexandria, especially in Old Town, which could benefit from the Congressional legislation urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act. It couldn't come at a better time. There's a new sense of urgency to develop urban/suburban greenery, from pocket parks to miles-long green ways. This is a renewal of the 19th C. movement called "lungs of the City."

Opportunity sites abound in Alexandria and our Council should be open to this green transformation. Hopefully the Parks for Everyone wave will join the organic revolution and pure/local food movements. However, you don't have to wait for City Council. Throw seeds in vacant alleys, on tree wells of established trees, next to undeveloped sites in town and demonstrate how easy it is to beautify our community. In fact, the circle which has the great Eisenhower statue on Holland Lane could use some knock-out roses.

Betty Spar