This planning effort will create a new small area plan by engaging the community and stakeholders in formulating a future vision for the Eisenhower West area through 2040; generating plan principles and goals; and developing a general draft framework for the area including land use, connectivity and streets, and density options. The new small area plan will be carved out of the 1992 Landmark/Van Dorn Small Area Plan.
FY2014 Interdepartmental Work Program approved by City Council on May 29, 2013 identified the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan (SAP) as the major planning effort to begin in FY 2014. The small area planning process began in early 2014 and is anticipated to be complete 18 months later in mid-late 2015. Larger community meetings will compliment the steering committee work, focusing on issue identification, visioning, and the plan framework. Online engagement will play an integral role in updating the public on the progression of the planning process, and providing a platform for polling, comments, and feedback on specific questions. At Council's direction, staff will look at options for completing the plan as expeditiously as possible.
Staff has developed a proposed outline for the Eisenhower West planning process, which will follow the framework and strategies outlined in the What's Next Alexandria Civic Engagement Handbook. Drafts of the Framework for Civic Engagement (7/02/2015) and
Combined Work Program Diagram (7/02/2015) have been shared with the community and will continue to be shared throughout the planning process. The planning process also includes the Eisenhower West Steering Committee, which provides guidance on process related issues, including review and input on the proposed engagement process, the small area plan boundary, tools and strategies for engagement, agenda setting, community outreach and communications, among other tasks. They will also weigh in on technical content elements, such as the project scopes and development scenarios for consideration in the transportation study.
The associated Eisenhower West Transportation Study has begun and is anticipated to be complete by mid-late 2015. The Transportation Study will serve as the transportation element/analysis of the SAP, which will include the analysis of various land use scenarios to be further explored in the SAP, and will conduct additional analysis of the multi-modal bridge concept that was recommended in the Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan (adopted in 2009) to identify a more specific alignment. The multi-modal bridge would provide a direct connection between the Van Dorn Metrorail station and Pickett Street, and serve future anticipated development.
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All previous meeting materials from community and Steering Committee meetings, including audio and video recordings, can be found by visiting
The public is invited to all meetings associated with the planning process and is encouraged to stay informed about upcoming meetings by visiting this webpage or through
The City Manager appointed 12 members of the community to the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan Steering Committee, which was established by City Council on December 10, 2013. The Committee will provide guidance on the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan process, specifically focusing on the civic engagement process, agenda setting, outreach and communications, and some technical content elements, such as the project scope as well as development scenarios for consideration in the Eisenhower West Transportation Study.
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