Green Street Sidewalk Project
The purpose of this project is to fill a sidewalk gap on Green Street between South Royal Street and South Fairfax Street, which is a block away from the Basilica School of Saint Mary, adjacent to the Community Garden, and close to numerous households.
Currently, there is no sidewalk on the south side of the street, forcing people to either walk in the street or cross Green Street to continue along their route. Filling this sidewalk gap would provide a more continuous path for people walking to school, the park and community garden, and throughout the neighborhood.
Green Street was identified as a priority sidewalk project in the adopted Alexandria Mobility Plan (AMP). This project also supports the AMP policy to provide a safe, connected sidewalk network.
Staff began reaching out to the neighborhood in Fall 2022. Initial comments are requested by December 9, 2022 and can be emailed to Alexandria.Carroll@alexandriava.gov.
Additional engagement will occur as the project develops.
Planning & Design
Staff is in the process of initiating conceptual design for the project. Stay tuned for project updates.
Status: Not Started
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where would the proposed sidewalk be installed?
The sidewalk would be installed on the south side of Green Street between South Royal Street and South Fairfax Street.
Why is the City proposing a new sidewalk on Green Street?
This sidewalk would provide neighborhood residents and visitors a safe and convenient walking route. The City has a Council-adopted Complete Streets Policy to provide streets that allow for safe and convenient travel for everyone, especially near schools. The adopted Alexandria Mobility Plan also calls for a continuous, connected sidewalk network.
What would the impacts be?
Staff will identify any potential impacts to trees, parking, and drainage as part of the project design process.
What opportunities are there to provide input on this project?
City staff is engaging directly with neighborhood residents and community organizations on this project. To sign up for project updates and hear about future opportunities to provide feedback, contact Alexandria.Carroll@alexandriava.gov.