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Projects & Plans: Neighborhoods

Information about neighborhood projects in the City.

Page updated on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:22 PM


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The Alexandria Master Plan is made up of 18 Small Area Plans covering neighborhoods throughout the city, as well as topical chapters of citywide relevancy, such as Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Transportation, and Open Space. The Alexandria Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on June 13, 1992, and chapters are added or updated on an ongoing basis as needed through Master Plan Amendments. Any revisions will be posted on this page.


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Citywide Park Planning Beginning in October 2012, The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is undertaking a nine month public outreach process to inform Management Framework Plans for the City’s large multi use Parks.


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The Arlandria Neighborhood Plans were adopted by City Council in 2003 to build on Arlandria's strength as a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood. This page provides background information as well as details on Arlandria Action Plan implementation activities.


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On April 13, 2013, City Council voted to approve the zoning that begins the process of implementing the 2012 Beauregard Small Area Plan. Approval documents, including the CDD #21 and #22 Rezoning Staff Report, CDD Conditions, CDD Concept Plans and the Beauregard Urban Design Standards and Guidelines are available on this page.


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The Alexandria City Council approved the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan on March 15, 2008 and in 2009 established the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Advisory Group to assist City staff in implementing the recommendations of both the Braddock Metro Neighborhood and Braddock East plans. Background information as well as current implementation efforts can be found on this page.


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The 2003 Eisenhower East SAP established a vision for a vibrant new, urban, mixed-use community centered on the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station. This new transit-focused neighborhood would include a variety of natural and urban open spaces and parks, a balance of jobs and housing, and a retail/entertainment center, serving both a local and regional market. Below are materials related to the Plan and the 2019 update, which will consider potential changes consistent with the established vision.


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The Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan, approved by the City Council in 2009, envisions a redeveloped Landmark Mall into a vibrant, urban town center. Ensuring realization of this vision requires an update to the 2009 Plan through the Landmark Mall Re-planning Process. This page provides all Landmark Mall Re-planning Process community events materials and schedule as well as links to the 2009 Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan and the Eisenhower West – Landmark Van Dorn Advisory Group.


On June 13, 2017, City Council approved the Planning Commission recommendation to adopt the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update (SAP), amending the Plan approved in 2010. The adoption came after a 12-month community engagement process facilitated by the Ad Hoc North Potomac Yard Advisory Group. The 2017 SAP provides a path for the redevelopment and associated community amenities envisioned for North Potomac Yard.


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The Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor Vision Plan and Urban Design Standards and Guidelines was adopted by City Council January 2016. The Plan establishes a long-term vision and framework for the planning area, addressing future infrastructure, land uses, building heights, design standards, open space, and affordable housing, and is intended to guide public and private investment.


Potomac Yard comprises 295 acres of mixed-use commercial and residential development and is home to the Potomac Yard Retail Center. For planning purposes, the Yard is divided into two areas, North and South Potomac Yard, and features office, residential, and hotel and retail uses. Visit this page to learn about the past and current planning processes for Potomac Yard, including the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway Projects.


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The Waterfront Plan, approved by the City Council in January 2012, is a 20-30 year vision for the area extending from Third Street (Tidelock Park) on the north to Wolfe Street (Shipyard/Harborside Park) on the south. The Phase I landscape and flood mitigation design for implementation of the Waterfront Plan was approved on June 14, 2014 by the City Council.

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