Trash & Recycling pickup is collected on Fridays.
For more information regarding this service, please refer to the Services page.
- Trash should be put out for pickup prior to 7:00 AM on the day of the pickup.
- Trash containers may be placed on the curb the evening before pickup, the hour of or after sunset.
- Condonimium units should only leave their trash within their appropriate trash sheds located in rear of their buildings, not curbside.
- Make sure you leave your trash at the curb in designated areas only, not on the lawn.
- No trash may ever be placed on the city streets.
- It is against Association rules to put trash out the night before pickup if the trash is not in a container.
- All trash containers must be labeled with your house number and street initial.
- Containers must be removed from the curb by 7:00 AM the day after pickup.
- Recycling may be placed on the curb the evening before pickup, the hour of or after sunset in containers only.
- Make sure you leave your recycling receptacle at the curb in the designated areas, not the lawn.
- Recycling may never be placed on city streets.
- All paper, glass, or plastic containers must be placed in recycling receptacles.
- All recycling receptacles must be labeled with your house number.
- Newspapers may be placed in paper bags and also left on the curb.
- Recycling receptacles must be removed from the curb by 7:00 AM the day after pickup.
Clean all containers before recycling
Single-stream recycling is the mixing of all recyclable materials into a single receptacle for collection and processing. All you do is set aside acceptable recyclables and the service provider does the rest.
Applicable Resolution: Rules - Trash.pdf
If you have any questions about any of the above items, please contact Capitol Property Management at (703) 707-6404.
- Each unit is assigned one dedicated parking space for the exclusive use of the resident or their guests.
- Dedicated resident parking is indicated by a parking space with a number.
- Each unit is also issued one visitor parking permit.
- Visitor parking is indicated by a parking space labeled “Visitor.”
- A current/valid visitor parking permit is required to hang from the vehicle's rear-view mirror and must be clearly visible at all time to prevent towing.
- Visitor parking permits may not be used for more than three (3) consecutive days OR for more than a total of six (6) non-consecutive days in a calendar month.
- Visitor parking rules are printed on the back of each permit.
- Parked vehicles must not extend beyond the actual parking space delineated by the white lines.
- No junk or derelict vehicles may be parked at any time. All vehicles must be street legal and display a current license plate, safety inspection and city required sticker(s).
- Most public street parking around Colecroft requires a zone 5 permit during the day.
- Information about city regulations and how to obtain a zone 5 permit may be found on the Alexandria City Government web site here.
Violators are towed at the Owner's expense.
If you find your vehicle missing, you should contact Henrys Towing at the number below to see if your vehicle was towed. If it was not towed, you should then call the Alexandria police non-emergency phone number at (703) 838-4444 to report your vehicle stolen.
Lost Visitor Parking Permit
If your visitor parking permit is lost or misplaced, you can obtain a new pass by sending a request and check in the amount of $50.00 to Capital Property Management, at the following address:
3914 Centreville Rd. Suite 300
Chantilly, VA 20151
If you have any questions about any of these items, please contact Capitol Property Management at (703) 707-6404.
Approved Exterior Paint Colors
Below are the paint color recommendations approved by the board on Oct. 23, 2022:
- Paint brand: Behr Exterior Paint - readily available at any Home Depot. You can see all the approved colors combinations here.
- Seven accent color options: Adirondack Blue (N480-5), Compass Blue (MQ5-54), Vine Leaf (N400-7), Pinecone Hill (N410-6), Red My Mind (MQ1-10), Medieval Wine (S100-7), and Black.
- Accents = doors and shutters.
- Doors can be any of the accent colors.
- Black shutters can pair with any of the accent/door colors.
- Doors that are painted with Adirondack Blue, Compass Blue, Vine Leaf, and Pinecone Hill can have shutters in the same color or Black.
- Doors that are painted with Red My Mind and Medieval Wine are required to use Black for any shutters.
- Doors that are painted Black can be paired with shutters in Black, Adirondack Blue, Vine Leaf, or Pinecone Hill.
- Three trim color options: Mesa Taupe (PPU5-14), Greige (PPU24-11), and Wheat Bread (720C-3).
- Trim = Rake board, flashing, wood bump-out and trim around windows, dormers, pediments, door trim, vent covers, gutters, eavestrough, downspouts, fascia trim, and porches.
- Currently, the most used trim colors in the community are Woodspice and Chadwicke Tan. Mesa Taupe closely matches Chadwicke Tan. There will be no alternative for Woodspice as it is a dated color and does not complement the new accent colors.
- If homeowners currently have Chadwicke Tan as the trim color and choose to repaint or are cited for trim painting repair, they can choose Mesa Taupe and do not have to repaint all trim. If they choose one of the other two trim colors, they are required to paint all trim.
- Homes cited for trim painting or that choose to repaint which are not currently painted with Chadwicke Tan are required to paint all trim in their choice of one of the three new trim colors.
- Metal Awning color options: Black or Magnetic Gray (N500-5m)
The Exterior Enhancement Committee continues to work with a local Behr representative to design digital color palettes and renderings to enable homeowners to visualize approved color options and combinations on their specific brick color. Stay tuned.
Colecroft can be found on Behr's site here.
Approved Storm Doors, Window Trim Color, and Door Hardware
- Storm doors can now be black, or they must match the door color. This adds a more cost-effective option for the community. Current bylaws state “full-view” or “all glass” storm doors are preferred and do not require HOA approval. If a homeowner wishes to install a different style, they must submit a request to the Board with a visual of the storm door, for approval prior to installing.
- Vinyl window trim can now be standard white versus having to be painted to match the trim color. This also provides a more cost-effective option for homeowners.
- Current bylaws state that variations in door hardware, including kick-plates, handles, and peepholes are allowed without prior HOA Board approval.
- You can view a full glass storm door here.
Approved Entrance Sign, House Numbers:
- A new sign has been installed at the entrance of the Colecroft community (Oronoco and Colecroft Court).
- The HOA Board recently approved the purchase and installation costs for updated townhouse and condo unit signage. Owners remain responsible for providing address numbers for back gates (TH_ and rear entrance (condos). This is a link to locally available numbers which coordinate well with the new front facing numbers.
- You can see the new unit number plaques and rationale here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the HOA property manager, Ingrid Ketterman, at [email protected].
Colecroft is a very pet-friendly neighborhood, and as such, it's the responsibility of all pet owners to protect our grounds and all residents. Please be careful where dogs are allowed to relieve themselves, so no damage is done to grass or plantings. Just as throughout Old Town, owners MUST immediately clean up after their pets.
As put forth in section 11.1 of the bylaws:
"Pets shall not be permitted upon the Common Area unless accompanied by someone who can control the pet and unless carried or leashed."
Fences and Gates
The following rules have been transcribed from this 1994 resolution.
Standards of Maintenance
- All fences must display a natural cedar wood finish. Clear or natural looking wood preservatives and sealants are encouraged. Staining or other alteration of the natural wood appearance is prohibited.
- There should be no gaps between the vertical boards and the gaps between the vertical boards and posts may be no more than 1 inch.
- Wood which develops knot holes in excess of the size of a golf ball must be replaced.
- Any loose or missing hardware, including house numbers must be repaired or replaced. Any rusting or otherwise discolored or damaged hardware must be replaced.
- Fences may not lean more than 2" from vertical in any direction. Replacement posts or repairs to posts must be set in 1' diameter concrete pier as specified in the architectural drawings to prevent the collapse of the dance structure in high winds.
- The bases of the fences must be kept free from eroding soil.
- Fates must be able to open and latch closed, and must be kept closed at all times.
- Fences may not extend beyond the boundaries of the individual lot. No items may be hung on or attached to the fences which could cause damage. Temporary support structures should not be visible from outside the fences. Any alterations or additions must be approved in writing, in advance by the CCC as provided for in these guidelines.
- The cost for the repair of the party wall sections of fences or "common" fences is to be shared equally between the owners of the affected lots. Double fence sections are prohibited.
Landlord & Tenants
All residents & guests of Colecroft must abide by the "rules" of the association which are laid out in the letters of incorporation and by-laws.
As set forth in section 11.1 of the bylaws, it is the duty of the landlords to inform their tenants, and any applicable assessments or consequences will apply:
"No Owner shall lease a Lot other than on a written form of lease: (1) requiring the lessee to comply with the Association Documents"
This includes allowable use of parking permits and spaces, as well as trash & recycling schedules, and lot upkeep.
Per section 11.2 of the by-laws:
"Each Owner shall, promptly following the execution of any lease of a Lot, forward a conformed copy thereof to the Board of Directors."
So, landlords must file copies of all current leases with Capitol Management on behalf of the board.
Renters are encouraged to sign-up on the Colecroft e-list so they can be kept aware of community news, including safety and crime updates.