Alexandria Announces Community Engagement Events and Listening Tour for Potomac Yard Economic Development Project
The City of Alexandria today announced a full slate of community engagement events to share the vision for the proposed Entertainment District at Potomac Yard and gather input from Alexandria residents, civic and organizational leaders, and other stakeholders. The full slate of community engagement events and listening tour sessions include project briefings, updates, pop-up events, site tours, and other opportunities.
We know Alexandria residents are – rightfully – proud of their city. The City and all partners involved in the Potomac Yard Development Project are committed to listening to and understanding the needs and concerns of the community. Project partners will participate alongside the City throughout this process with the shared goal of bringing to life a collective vision for Potomac Yard and creating exceptional experiences and regional economic growth for decades to come.
We are at the beginning of our public process and eager to listen to and engage with Alexandria and surrounding communities. We invite Alexandria residents, business owners, and those seeking more information and engagement to sign up here.
Upcoming engagement events and opportunities are outlined below. Additional details about all events can be found on Alexandriava.gov and MonumentalALX.com. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up for email updates at MonumentalALX.com to receive event details and reminders directly.
Biweekly Public Updates | Starting Tuesday, January 9 and continuing every other Tuesday until March 26, the City and other project partners will share new information with the public during City Council legislative meetings, upcoming engagement opportunities, reports from the General Assembly, and more. Updates will continue on an as-needed beyond after March 26.
Weekly Virtual Listening Series | Starting Thursday, January 18, the City of Alexandria will hold weekly virtual listening sessions on Thursday nights from 7-8 p.m., covering topics, including:
- Financial proposal and economic impact: January 18, 2024
- Schools, housing and other community benefits: January 25, 2024
- Transportation and traffic management: February 1, 2024
- Small business and economic opportunity: February 8, 2024
City Council Town Hall | On Saturday, January 27, City Council will host a Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. that will include a short presentation on the project as well as Councilmembers answering submitted community questions, concerns, and feedback.
Civic and Business Organization Briefings | The City will work with civic and business organizations to coordinate project presentations and listening sessions to gather community input.
Pop-up Events | In the coming weeks, the City will share details on pop-up events at high-traffic areas such as Farmers Markets to answer questions and take comments.
Site Tours | The project team will announce additional details for pre-scheduled site tours to view and understand the area being developed as part of the proposal.
Staff Liaisons| The City will announce staff liaisons who are assigned to neighborhoods to facilitate day-to-day contact and ongoing engagement.
For a full list of dates for these engagement opportunities, to learn more about the project and sign up for email updates, please visit MonumentalALX.com.
If you prefer communication in another language, free interpretation and translation services are available to you, please email LanguageAccess@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3960.