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Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Planning Process

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What's New?

  • The sixth Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor community meeting will be held on September 22, 2014 at 7pm at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue.  
  • To get updates about meetings and the planning process, please sign up for Alexandria's eNews service. Be sure to sign up for at least the "Planning and Zoning - All Community Meetings" group to receive updates about Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor. 
  • Please click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this project. 
  • Please click here for resources available to Alexandria businesses. 
  • On April 23, the City Manager announced the selection of members to the Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Advisory Group. Member List  

At the January 2014 City Council work session on the proposed FY 2015 interdepartmental planning work program, staff indicated that the owner of Oakville Triangle would like to redevelop their 13 acre (approximate) property.  The owner, an entity owned by The Blackstone Group, has agreed to fund consultant services and staffing so that the City can begin planning and process the associated applications beginning in FY 2014.  

The scope of the planning effort will include Oakville Triangle and adjacent properties as well as the Route 1 corridor north and south of the site. The community will assist in developing Plan principles for the site regarding potential land uses, open space, sustainability, transportation and connectivity, and potential community benefits, among other topics. The corridor study will review features such as streetscaping, undergrounding of utilities, and potential redevelopment sites along the western portion of Route 1. The corridor study will help to establish a unified streetscape for Route 1 and an integrated approach to potential redevelopment along Route 1.  

Meetings

Advisory Group meetings are open to the public and all members of the community are invited and encouraged to participate. 

Meeting 6: Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Community Meeting 

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00pm

Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

 

Meeting 5: Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Community Meeting  

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue
 

Walking Tour: Potomac Yard Neighborhood and Oakville Triangle  

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7pm, Pulte Potomac Yard Sales Center, 2400 Main Line Blvd.

Walking Tour: Del Ray Neighborhood  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8am, parking lot at Route 1 and Raymond Avenue (Afghan Restaurant)

 

 Meeting 4: Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Community Meeting  

Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Charles Houston Recreation Center, Large Multipurpose Room, 901 Wythe Street
 

 

 Meeting 3: Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Community Meeting 

Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave 

 

Meeting 2:  Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Community Meeting 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Charles Houston Recreation Center, Large Multipurpose Room, 901 Wythe Street
 

 

Meeting 1: Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Community Meeting
Tuesday,
April 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Community meeting room at the Station at Potomac Yard, 650 Maskell St.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

For a pdf version of these FAQs, please click here. 

What is the planning area?

As shown in the map posted on the project webpage, the planning area (shown in pink on the map), consists of the I/Industrial and CSL/Commercial Service Low zoned properties on the west side of Route 1 between Simpson Fields and Ruby Tucker Park. The 100-ft buffer (shown in blue on the map) indicates that there are residential and other non-commercial uses directly adjacent to the planning area that should be appropriately considered during the planning process.

What is the City envisioning as the end product of this planning process?

This planning process is likely to result in a Master Plan Amendment of the existing Potomac West Small Area Plan, which covers the Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor planning study area.

Alexandria's Master Plan is made up of 18 Small Area Plans (SAPs) covering neighborhoods throughout the City, plus chapters on topics of citywide relevancy, such as Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Transportation, and Open Space. The Alexandria Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on June 13, 1992, and chapters are updated and added on an ongoing basis as needed through Master Plan Amendments.

For more information about Alexandria's Master Plan, please visit this website:  http://www.alexandriava.gov/planning/info/default.aspx?id=44614 

In addition to the Master Plan Amendment, which creates and overall vision for the area, property owners will have to go through a separate development review process, and receive approval by Planning Commission and City Council. 

For more information about the development review process, please visit the Development Division's website: http://www.alexandriava.gov/Development  

Who owns the majority of the Oakville Triangle site?

IndCor, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, owns 13 acres of the Oakville Triangle site as shown in the yellow area on the ownership map on page 5 of the background packet, posted here 

When will Oakville Triangle redevelop?

The Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group is anticipated to complete its review of the study area and make recommendations to the Director of Planning and Zoning by June 2015. After that, it is anticipated that the Planning Commission and City Council will consider the project for approval in fall 2015. Once approved by City Council, the development project will need to receive final building approvals, with construction beginning potentially in fall 2016.

What is going to happen to the Mount Jefferson W&OD Trail?

The trail is public open space owned by the City of Alexandria. The community planning process will develop recommendations for the park, determining whether and what type of enhancements or changes will occur.

How can I find out more and participate in this planning process?
  • Review the background packet and past meeting materials on this website: Background Packet Part 1 | Part 2  
  • Attend the Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group meetings.
  • Talk to the Advisory Group members about your ideas or concerns.
  • Send an email to or call City staff:  

Resources Available to Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor Businesses

Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides counseling, training, and information in all aspects of small business management, at no cost to the business. The SBDC is partnered with the Washington, D.C., SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives to provide clients with free advice and mentoring on all of their business needs. Whether you are just getting started with the concept of your small business, seeking advice on obtaining a loan, or looking to grow your business, SBDC's counselors can help.
For more information, please visit the Alexandria SBDC website here. You can also call (703) 778-1292 to schedule an appointment, or request a session online here.

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP)

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) assists businesses and organizations with information, economic and demographic statistics, tax and financial incentives, and the availability of real estate, office, and retail space. Contact the AEDP for assistance in identifying office, retail, land, and industrial spaces for sale or lease, by calling (703) 739-3820 or sending space and location needs via email here (Link opens in email client).
For more information, please visit the AEDP's website here

Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group

The nine-member Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group was established by City Council Resolution on March 11, 2014, and membership was selected by the City Manager after a public nominations process.  

The Advisory Group will provide advice to City staff on the planning and associated regulatory submissions for Oakville Triangle and the Route 1 Corridor, specifically assisting in developing Plan principles regarding potential land uses, open space, sustainability, transportation and connectivity issues, and potential community benefits, among other topics. 

Advisory Group meetings are open to the public and all members of the community are invited and encouraged to participate. 

Reference Materials

Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Background Packet: Part 1Part 2 (April 23, 2014)

Draft Civic Engagement Framework (April 23, 2014)

Draft Work Program (April 23, 2014)

 Proposed Plan Boundary  (April 29, 2014) 

 Potomac West Small Area Plan (1992)

 Potomac Yard/Potomac Greens Small Area Plan (1992)

 North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan (2010)

 Alexandria Master Plan Map 

 Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group Members

Maria Wasowski, Planning Commission Representative, Chair

Pat Miller, Business Representative

Ben Flood, Del Ray Citizens Association Representative

Andrew Dubinsky, Lynhaven Citizens Association Representative

Natasha Behbahany, Potomac Yard South Representative

Frank Fannon, At-Large Representative

David Fromm, At-Large Representative

Rodrigo Letonja, At-Large Representative

Peter Pocock, At-Large Representative

 

For additional information or to get involved, please contact Amy Friedlander at 703-746-3858 or amy.friedlander@alexandriava.gov    

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