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Carlyle/Eisenhower East
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South Carlyle Plaza Development Wins Prestigious Award 

The South Carlyle Plaza development was recently awarded the Traveling Award for Analysis and Planning by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Potomac Chapter.  The award recognizes the project's ambitious program of interwoven public parkland, mixed-use development and municipal services. The project harnesses landscape strategies to cap a contaminated site and transform an elevated parking deck into a vibrant public space that folds down to engage the civic realm through an arrangement of ramps, stairs, stormwater filtration components, and overlooks.

This uncommon combination of program components was triggered by the simultaneous development of plans for a new mixed-use community on the northern half of the site and the expansion of the existing Alexandria ReNew municipal wastewater treatment plant onto the southern half of the site. The resulting plan creates an expansive park located over wastewater treatment tanks and an above-grade parking garage creating public space that establishes vital connections in a local network of parkland and trails.




Traditionally an area of industrial uses and vacant land, the 230 acres known as Eisenhower East is now home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Small Area Plan creates a vision for Eisenhower East that maximizes use of existing mass transit, reduces reliance on the automobile, coordinates design, and integrates public amenities. As a vibrant pedestrian oriented environment, this urban village will feature distinctive architecture, a healthy mix of jobs, residences, and retail, linked by a network of plazas and parks. In essence, the Plan provides for the creation of a new urban center incorporating the best attributes of the City’s historic foundations.

An 18 month public planning and consensus building process spearheaded by the Planning Commission and Planning Department led to City Council’s unanimous adoption of the Plan in the Spring of 2003. The Plan was supported by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Civic Associations representing 78 civic groups. The development community has responded positively with the submission of several high-quality mixed-use projects in the Eisenhower East area.

To learn more about the recommendations of the Eisenhower East Small Area Plan, click on the links below or contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703.746.4666, or send a message through Call.Click.Connect.



Carlyle/Eisenhower East Design Review Board



March 2010  

PTO Rendering 

Materials for upcoming meetings:

Awaiting materials

Materials from previous meetings:

February 17, 2015

Staff Report
Hoffman Block 2 Design Evolution
DRB Submission 2-10-15
Design Evaluation Comments
Application February 2015

January 15, 2015

Meeting Agenda
Hoffman Block 2 DRB Submission (1-15-15)
Hoffman Block 2 DRB Submission (1-5-15)
Hoffman Block 2 DRB Submission Summary (1-5-15)
› DRB Staff Report Images

December 18, 2014

Meeting Agenda
› Hoffman Block 2 DRB Hearing - Security Perimeter Diagram (12-8-2014)
› Hoffman Block 2 DRB Hearing (12-8-2014)
Hoffman Block 2 Security Fence Cutsheet (12-8-2014)
HOK Hoffman Block 2 DRB Presentation (12-18-2014)
Staff Report with attachment - Hoffman Block 2_12-18_TSA - 2

November 20, 2014

Meeting Agenda
Hoffman Block 2 DRB Presentation (11-20-2014)
Hoffman Block 2 SE Access Alternative_Color
Hoffman Block 2 Site & Floor Plans (11-13-14)
Staff Summary Hoffman Block 2 – DRB Work Session (11-20-14)
CEE-DRB Notes 11-20-2014

October 2, 2014
Meeting Agenda (Revised 9/22/2014)
DRB #2014-0003 - Staff Report

July 17, 2014
Meeting Agenda
DRB #2014-0001 - Bright Horizons Playground - Staff Report
DRB #2014-0002 - Hoffman Block 1 - Staff Report

 Planning Commission Meetings and Presentations 

301 King Street, Room 2100
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6393

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