Cameron Station is a 96-acre community of approximately 1,760 single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, located in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia, approximately 7 miles south of Washington, DC.
For many years Cameron Station was a military base perhaps best known for its commissary. The base was first occupied in 1942 as an Army quarterrmaster depot providing supply, administrative and vehicle maintenance support. In 1960, it became the “war dog” receiving and holding station and in later years became the headquarters for the Defense Logistics Agency and the Army Institute of Heraldry.
In 1988, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission ("BRAC") selected Cameron Station for closure. In 1995, Cameron Station’s mission ended and 104 acres was sold to Greenvest, Inc. which undertook an eight-phase, ten year redevelopment plan to build the neighborhood as it exists today, home to some 3,500 residents. More than 70 acres were dedicated to the City of Alexandria to be used for neighborhood parks. Today those are comprised of:
Designed in the architectural styles of the 18th and 19th centuries, Cameron Station is a re-creation of an old-fashioned American small town. Brick sidewalks, colonial streetlamps and pocket parks add to its charm and unique ambience. The sense of community, the surrounding parks, the on-site Samuel L. Tucker Elementary School and easy access to the DC Metro and Capital Beltway make it one of the most desirable residential communities in the area.
The Cameron Station Civic Association, Incorporated (the “Civic Association”) is comprised of neighborhood residents who work together to advance and protect the community’s interests within the City of Alexandria and surrounding area. Concerns include such things as public safety, transportation, land-use and nearby development projects, school facilities, environmental matters and other civic issues.
The Civic Association’s focus is all but exclusively on matters beyond the borders of the Cameron Station. A separate entity, the Cameron Station Community Association (HOA) is responsible for addressing matters within the community and working together with the community’s third-party management company. The Community Association has its own website: http://www.cameronstation.org
More specifically, the bylaws call for the Civic Association to: