City of Alexandria Announces Old Town North Small Area Plan Charrette Event
For Immediate Release: November
The City of Alexandria will hold a weeklong visioning session (charrette)
to launch the Old Town North Small Area Plan Update process, beginning Monday, November
16 and ending Friday, November 20. The
charrette, an interactive planning and design exercise, will include a variety
of opportunities for public involvement, including three charrette public
meetings and three charrette open houses.
American Real Estate Partners, owners of Canal Center in Old Town North,
have provided space at 44 Canal Center Plaza, fourth floor, for this community-based
Town North neighborhood is adjacent to the Potomac River, directly north of
Old Town Alexandria. Even by today’s
smart growth standards, the existing Old
Town North Small Area Plan, adopted in 1992 as part of the City’s Master
Plan, is a forward looking document created through a strong community vision for
a balanced, mixed-use neighborhood. With development and redevelopment
opportunities increasing in the area, the City will collaborate with the Old
Town North Small Area Plan Advisory Group and the public at large to develop the
Old Town North Small Area Plan Update. The charrette event is the first phase
of the 17-month
Detailed information and a schedule for the charrette are available on the City’s Old Town North Small Area Plan Update webpage. The charrette location is easily accessible on foot for those who live in or near the planning area or for community members taking advantage of public transit services, and has convenient on-street and garage parking.
Childcare services will be provided during the charrette’s three public
meetings (see charrette schedule for more information).
The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this event.
For more information, contact Nancy J. Williams, Principal Planner, Department of Planning and Zoning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.3858.
For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford Senior Communications Officer, at email@example.com or 703.746.3959.
The City of Alexandria is
committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
To request a reasonable accommodation, or alternative format, please contact Graciela
Moreno, Department of Planning and Zoning, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 703.746.3808, Virginia
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This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/88100.