Cameron Station Civic Association
Alexandria, Virginia, 22304

 Community Overview:

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:

  • Ben Brenman Park:  60 acres to the immediate east of Cameron Station; named in honor of the late Colonel Ben Brenman who contributed his time and talent as an Alexandria Community activist for over 30 years; and
  • Armistead Boothe Park:  11 acres to the immediate west of Cameron Station; named in honor of the late Armistead L. Boothe, a native Alexandrian who served as a special assistant in the United States Office of the Attorney General from 1934 to 1936 and as City Attorney of Alexandria from 1938 to 1943.  He was a strong supporter of public school integration in the 1950s.

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:

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:

More specifically, the bylaws call for the Civic Association to:

  • operate as a non-profit organization in order to promote, without affiliation with any political party, the interests, welfare and common good of the members of the Association and the residents of Cameron Station and the general welfare of the residents of Alexandria, Virginia;
  • affiliate, assist and/or encourage other organizations with similar purposes, if deemed necessary for the promotion of common objectives; and
  • disseminate information and news in any manner deemed necessary to keep the membership alert and well informed, within a budget pre-approved by the Board of Directors.


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