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Eisenhower West Industrial Use Study 

Final Report

On October 27, 2009, the City Council received the Final Report for the Eisenhower West Industrial Use Study.  Read or download the report by clicking the links below:

Draft Report

The City of Alexandria released the Draft Report on July 20, 2009.  The public has six-weeks to review and submit comments.  Read or download the Draft Report and the Record of Responses to Public Comments by clicking the links below:

Draft Report

If you are having trouble downloading, hard copies are available for review at the following locations:

Dept. of Planning and Zoning Counter, City Hall, 301 King Street, Room 2100
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd
James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue


In June 2008, City Council directed City staff to initiate a study analyzing the costs, risks, benefits and opportunities associated with redeveloping the industrial sites in Eisenhower West (Virginia Paving Asphalt plant, the Covanta waste-to-energy facility, the Vulcan facility and the Norfolk Railroad ethanol transloading facility) into mixed use communities.  The study will focus on the development costs and opportunities for redeveloping these industrial sites, the feasibility of relocating these uses, and the impacts and benefits of these uses in these locations.

The City of Alexandria recently retained the consulting firm of Bay Area Economics (BAE) to conduct the study.  BAE is working with MACTEC Engineering and HDR to perform and economic and environment analysis.

The study has the following components:
1. Costs, benefits, and impacts related to keeping or relocating industrial use:  as part of the study, BAE will:
          a) investigate relocation requirements and cost to incent operators to relocate or cease operations;
          b) study environmental conditions and estimating order-of-magnitude costs for remediation;
          c) evaluate the impacts of relocation and redevelopment on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions; and
          d) estimate economic impacts to the city and its residents of the removal of these uses.
2. Assessing mixed use redevelopment opportunities: BAE will look at the market and financial viability of redevelopment of the area.  Based on a market analysis of the area, BAE will develop alternate redevelopment scenarios (which may include a mix of uses, retaining some industrial uses and/or creating open space), test whether the economics of the market would make these alternatives viable, and if not, assess the conditions that would need to be in place to trigger the type of redevelopment analyzed.


Related Documents  

Community Input

 For More Information  

  • Dirk Geratz  703.746.3815
  • Veronica Davis  703.746.3855

or e-mail your requests using the contact link in the left-hand column of this page, indicating your interest in the Eisenhower West Industrial Use Study.