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Eisenhower West Small Area Planning Process

What's New: Steering Committee Meeting #2

The Eisenhower West Steering Committee will hold its second meeting on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Great Room of the Cameron Station Clubhouse located at 200 Cameron Station Boulevard. Topics will include discussing the results of the first online survey. The meeting agenda and materials will be posted later this month. Steering Committee meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate.

Background Information

The 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 is currently developing 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 (draft 2/19/2014), work process (draft 2/3/2014), and work program outline (draft 2/11/2014) 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 is anticipated to begin in Spring 2014 and be complete by early 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.

For additional information or to get involved, please contact Radhika Mohan at 703-746-3850 or 


The Eisenhower West Steering Committee held its first meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Samuel Tucker Elementary School cafeteria located at 435 Ferdinand Day Drive. Steering Committee meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings, as well as the larger community meetings that will be held to solicit input on developing the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan over the course of the approximately 18-month process, anticipated for mid-2015 adoption.

February 19, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting #1 Materials 

Eisenhower West Steering Committee 

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. 

Eisenhower West Steering Committee Members 

  • Derek Hyra, Steering Committee Chair, Planning Commission
  • Judy Coleman, Park and Recreation Commission
  • Maria Wasowski, Transportation Commission
  • Sam Gaugush, Environmental Policy Commission
  • Michael Adams,Community Representative
  • Don Buch, Community Representative
  • Charles Sumpter, Community Representative
  • Jim Durham, Community Representative
  • David Heiden, Business Representative
  • Agnes Artemel, Business Representative
  • Mary Catherine Gibbs, Business Representative
  • Ken Wire, Landowner Group Representative

Steering Committee Appointment Packet 

Reference Materials:

Eisenhower West Civic Engagement Framework 

Eisenhower West Revised Transportation Study Summary Scope 

Eisenhower West Signed Memorandum of Understanding 

Eisenhower West Steering Committee Resolution as Approved by City Council 

Docket Item from the December 10, 2013 City Council Legislative Meeting 

Eisenhower Partnership Annual Meeting Presentation, November 2013 

Planning Director Update - Eisenhower West October 2013 

Eisenhower West Industrial Use Study, 2009  

Landmark/Van Dorn Small Area Plan with amendments 

Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan, 2009 

City of Alexandria Small Area Plan Map 

Clermont Ave Interchange with Interstate 95 Final Environmental Assessment


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