About OTNCP

Old Town North is a mixed use community of townhouse, condominium, and apartment projects supported by service and retail businesses, and beautified by several large parks, pedestrian and bicycle paths and vistas to the Potomac Riverfront. The community includes North of Oronoco Street to Alexandria’s northern boundary.

The Old Town North Community Partnership seeks to encourage the blend of residential and businesses uses in Old Town North, and make improvements in the area’s quality of life through a partnership of residents and businesses working together on common goals.

Our Purpose

  • Improve Old Town North’s vital qualities and attractiveness to make it a better place to live and to operate a business
  • Strengthen Old Town North’s linkage with the Old and Historic Alexandria District, the waterfront, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Provide leadership for the accomplishment of community improvement projects and implementation of urban design goals
  • Deliver the organizational means for expressing community needs and desires to City government decision-makers
  • Cooperate with other organizations and groups throughout Alexandria who are also seeking community-wide improvements
  • Educate on the benefits of mixed use development

Board Of Directors

Margaret Townsend
President
Margaret Townsend is the owner and director of the River’s Edge Yoga located in Old Town North the Executive Director of Yogis For Positive Change and the Founder and Chairperson of Virginia Yoga and Wellness Week.

Bruce Machanic
Vice President and Treasurer
Bruce is a businessman in Old Town North and has acted as Treasurer for OTNCP for the last ten years.

Elizabeth Frommer
Elizabeth Frommer is a resident of Old Town North and works here as well.

Claire Tamburro
With more than 24 years of experience in the interior design, retail, and food service industries, Ms. Tamburro brings a unique perspective to each project having worked as an interior designer, store manager, showroom assistant, shop clerk, waitress, hostess, and educator to better serve her hospitality and residential interior design clients… read more

Johanna Turk
Johanna is a resident of Old Town North.

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor is the owner of Wheel Nuts Bike Shop established in 1999. He is an avid cyclist, bike commuter and triathlete who has completed 3 Iron Man distance races in his career. Wheel Nuts is a full service shop serving the casual cyclist, commuter or competitive racer. They sell a wide variety of parts and accessories and the service center performs tune ups and repairs on all make and model bicycles. The shop also rents bikes for all ages, child trailers and car racks. For competitors, Wheel Nuts rents race wheels, wetsuits and travel cases. This award winning shop has been recognized as City Of Alexandria’s Eco Friendly Business of the Year, Washington Check Book Magazine Top Five Service & Value Shop in the Metro DC area and featured on Comcast Network’s Best of The City program.

Faqs About OTNCP

Faqs About OTNCP

Who is OTNCP?
We are an association of residents, business owners and employees who work together as volunteers to improve the Old Town North neighborhood.

What does OTNCP do?
We work on projects such as the improvements to Montgomery Park, the Taste of Old Town North, and the provision of information to the community through our website, newsletter, and proposed "community sign".

What is OTNCP's vision for Old Town North?
We promote Old Town North as a mixed-use neighborhood where residents can walk to a variety of businesses that provide goods and services. We see Old Town North as a visually attractive neighborhood that relates well to its natural and built assets and reflects its maritime history. We support community-serving open space, pedestrian access, and well-managed traffic and parking. We hope for recreational and cultural attractions and participate in the social, intellectual, cultural, and political life of Alexandria.

Who can be a member?
Anyone who lives or works north of Oronoco Street to the northern city boundary and east of the Braddock Road Metro Station to the Potomac River.

How much does it cost to join, and how do I join?
There are no membership dues. Our projects are self-supporting or funded by contributions by people who want to see them happen. Send us an email with your name, address, and phone number to info@oldtownnorth.org.