Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan

The Alexandria City Council approved the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan on March 15, 2008 and in 2009 established the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Advisory Group to assist City staff in implementing the recommendations of both the Braddock Metro Neighborhood and Braddock East plans. Background information as well as current implementation efforts can be found on this page.

Page updated on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Braddock Implementation Advisory Group and Community Meeting Materials

Please visit this page for information presented during past meetings and events.

Braddock Interim Open Space and Proposed 1-Acre Park

Visit this page for information about the planning process for the Braddock Interim Open Space and proposed 1-acre park.


  • The framework and recommendations in the  Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan (March 2008) are based on seven guiding principles:
    1. Create a sense of place/neighborhood identity, vitality and diversity.
    2. Provide walkable neighborhoods that are secure and feel safe.
    3. Establish a variety of community serving, usable open spaces.
    4. Encourage community-serving retail and services.
    5. Promote mixed-income housing and follow an open, fair and inclusive process to de-concentrate public housing.
    6. Manage multi-modal transportation, parking and road infrastructure.
    7. Achieve varying and transitional heights and scales.
  • The  Braddock East Master Plan, approved by City Council on October 18, 2008, expands upon the fifth principle listed above -  to promote mixed income communities through the redevelopment of the existing public housing sites within the Braddock East planning area.
  • On February 2, 2009, City Council established the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Advisory Group (BIAG) to assist City staff in implementing the recommendations of both the Braddock Metro Neighborhood and Braddock East plans.
  • On June 9, 2009, City Council adopted the establishment of the Braddock Open Space and the Braddock Community Amenities Fund Accounts and approved a formula for developer contributions. A link to City Council's action docket is available by clicking  here.
  • Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Membership Changes
    • On November 11, 2014, the City Council approved a recommendation to alter the membership of the Braddock IAG to include representation from a newly formed civic association - Braddock Metro Citizens' Coalition (BMCC). The expanded roster provides the group with two representatives. The BMCC will select its representatives to the Braddock IAG.
    • During the April 14, 2016 BIAG meeting, members unanimously agreed to revise their At-Large vacancy appointment process adopted by the group in 2012. The previous process included a step wherein members of the BIAG review and provide comments on applicants. The new appointment process follows a more typical City process, omitting the BIAG review.

Resources and Documents


For more information about the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan implementation process, please contact Nathan Imm, Planning and Zoning, 703.746.3845.