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Alexandria, Old Dominion Boat Club Settle Land Swap Deal

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Members of the Old Dominion Boat Club have voted overwhelmingly to hand over this parking lot at the foot of King Street.
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Members of the Old Dominion Boat Club have voted overwhelmingly to hand over this parking lot at the foot of King Street.

The Old Dominion Boat Club and the city of Alexandria have struck a deal that resolves a decades-long conflict.

The feud between the Boat Club and the city dates back for decades, a conflict that involved the city threatening the use of eminent domain and the Boat Club winning a case against the city at the Virginia Supreme Court. Now the two have finally come to a resolution.

Members of the Boat Club are approving a land swap with the city that benefits both. The city gets a prized spot of land at the foot of King Street, where the waterfront plan calls for a new public plaza known as Fitzgerald Square. The boat club get a waterfront property at the foot of Duke Street and $5 million.

More than 80 percent of Boat Club members voted in favor of ratifying the deal.

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