Joint City-ACPS Capital Planning Initiatives and Implementation
Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force Implementation
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, City Council adopted Resolution 2775 establishing the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force to oversee the development of a Joint City-Schools Facility Capital Improvement Plan and provide recommendations related to further capital project implementation. Background information, meeting materials and implementation updates can be found on this page.
Joint City-ACPS Facilities Master Plan
Following the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force, City Council and the Alexandria City School Board participated in two Visioning Sessions resulting in the development of joint guiding principles and prioritized decision criteria providing a common framework for future decision making. This framework was used by both bodies to discuss, evaluate and prioritize Task Force recommendations. One of the priorities resulting from the Visioning Sessions was the development of a Joint City-ACPS Facilities Master Plan to guide informed decision making by creating a roadmap for future investment in City and ACPS facilities based on identified existing and projected needs.
ACPS High School Project
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and the City are proposing to construct a second campus for the Alexandria City High School at the Minnie Howard school site. The DSUP submission seeks to provide additional classroom space for the growing high school population, as well as an aquatics facility, community meeting space, public recreation space and address site circulation for pedestrians and motorists. Learn more about the planning process and opportunities for community engagement.
Long Range Educational Facilities Plan Process
The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Public School System (ACPS) jointly developed the Long Range Educational Facilities Plan to improve facilities planning, accommodate the growing student population, and enhance educational programs and services. Learn more about this collaboration and efforts to address these issues.
Alexandria City Public Schools - Student Generation Rates
Initiated during the Long Range Educational Facilities Plan process, ACPS and City staff regularly update a joint analysis of the number of students “generated” by different housing types in the City. Among other insights, the analysis sheds light on how many students can be expected to be living in new development projects in the City.
- Katherine Carraway, Urban Planner, Department of Planning and Zoning, 703.746.3855
- Erika Gulick, Director of Capital Programs, Planning & Design, Alexandria City Public Schools, 703.619.8298
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