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Programming, Art and History Waterfront Implementation Ideas

From a London design compeition to replace bottled water bottles. We should aim for this for the waterfront:

Kathryn Papp (246) User - 3/10/14 9:45 AM

Regarding February 6 public meeting and presentation:
Comments on Process:
(1) It was challenging ...more

JSchumann (402) User - 2/18/14 9:27 PM

Above all no permanent structures should be built that obscure or hinder the view or use of the waterfront… ...more

Kathryn Papp (246) User - 1/06/14 8:23 PM

I, too, appreciate the quiet, passive, family-oriented nature of Founders Park. Which is why I find ...more

Sandra Schlachtmeyer (423) User - 1/02/14 5:15 PM

I am president of the Founders Park Community Association. I am writing on behalf of the Founders Park ...more

HJB (401) User - 12/17/13 11:41 AM

Hopefully we won’t go down that road (since you don’t have to and it’s a very bad idea)

I ...more

Stella Covre (408) User - 12/02/13 10:29 AM

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Call for Proposals: Help Reinvent Alexandria's Waterfront

The City of Alexandria, Virginia is embarking on a multi-year capital program to reinvent the City’s Waterfront as a dynamic gateway to historic Old Town. The $60 million program includes development of a flood mitigation system, creation of a riverfront promenade and the new Fitzgerald Square plaza. The City’s rich heritage will be honored through this investment in new public spaces and infrastructure. The City has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a highly qualified, professional design team with national expertise to lead the effort.

Waterfront Phasing & Funding Plan
On January 27, 2015, Alexandria City Council received and adopted "Option A – Flood Mitigation & Promenade," a phasing plan for implementation of the Waterfront public improvements, which was generally consistent with the following initial order of implementation: a. completion of core area utility, roadway and other infrastructure construction required to support subsequent improvements; b. competition of flood mitigation elements; c. completion of Fitzgerald Square improvements; and d. completion of remaining park improvements inside the core area.
Waterfront Schematic Landscape & Flood Mitigation Design
Implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan is beginning with flood mitigation, as directed by Council and supported by the community as determined through the "Waterfront Phasing and Funding Plan" efforts.
Waterfront Small Area Plan

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.

Waterfront Commission

The Alexandria Waterfront Commission advises the City Council and staff on issues related to Alexandria's Marina, and advises on implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan. The Commission is composed of 21 members representing a particular neighborhood, community organization, or City committee. The Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am at City Hall, 301 King Street, unless otherwise indicated.

Ad Hoc Monitoring Group on Waterfront Construction

In October 2014, the City established a citizens’ Ad Hoc Monitoring Group on Waterfront Construction to proactively address impacts such as noise, hauling, dust and other impacts, once development along the waterfront begins.  Read more for members and meetings.

Waterfront Parking & Circulation

The Waterfront Plan recommends a variety of parking and circulation improvements with several underway.