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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Engin Artemel

 
 
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By Kevin W., October 30, 2016
1. Engin Artemel Marker
Inscription. As Planning Director (1977-1984) Engin Artemel led the City of Alexandria in planning for the transformation of its industrial waterfront to one that can be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. Inspired by beautiful active urban waterfronts in Europe and around the world, he formulated principles that were the basis for a continuous pedestrian promenade and areas of activity bookended by green open spaces. He facilitated the relocation of industrial uses away from the waterfront and the completion of improvements that increase public enjoyment of our precious Potomac River waterfront.

He worked on the redevelopment and reuse of the 4-building Torpedo Factory that had loomed over the central waterfront area, creating an active plaza and a marina, reusing one building as an arts center, and allowing retail, residential, office, and parking uses in other buildings. Engin was named a "Living Legend of Alexandria" for his work on the waterfront.

After retiring from the public sector, Engin Artemel continued working on the transformation of the waterfront on projects that contributed to a new vitality and beautification of the waterfront. He served on the City's Waterfront Committee for many years.
 
Location. 38° 48.32′ N, 77° 2.36′ W.
Engin Artemel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 30, 2016
2. Engin Artemel Marker
Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Street and Cameron Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the waterfront area, on a knee-high wall between the restaurant and gazebo. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Torpedo Factory Art Center / United States Naval Torpedo Station (Building Two) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterfront Walk (about 500 feet away); John Fitzgerald (about 500 feet away); Raise the White Flag (about 600 feet away); Historic Alexandria (about 700 feet away); Bank of Alexandria (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carlyle House and the 18th-Century Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Assembly Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Nearby Alexandria History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 30, 2016
3. Nearby Alexandria History Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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