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Eisenhower West Small Area Planning Process

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What's New?

  • What do you think about the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan Draft Goals? You’re invited to answer that question by visiting AlexEngage -- a new online forum and a tool of the What’s Next Alexandria civic engagement initiative. AlexEngage will allow you to express your opinion for decision-makers to read, see what other residents are saying, and discuss important issues in the City.
  • Eisenhower West Small Area Plan Steering Committee #7, Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Cameron Station Great Room, 200 Cameron Station Boulevard
  • Eisenhower West Small Area Plan Community Meeting #4, Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street

Background Information

The FY2014 Interdepartmental Work Program approved by City Council on May 29, 2013 identified the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan (SAP) as the major planning effort to begin in FY 2014.  The small area planning process began in early 2014 and is anticipated to be complete 18 months later in mid-late 2015. Larger community meetings will compliment the steering committee work, focusing on issue identification, visioning, and the plan framework. Online engagement will play an integral role in updating the public on the progression of the planning process, and providing a platform for polling, comments, and feedback on specific questions. At Council’s direction, staff will look at options for completing the plan as expeditiously as possible.

Staff has developed a proposed outline for the Eisenhower West planning process, which will follow the framework and strategies outlined in the What’s Next Alexandria Civic Engagement Handbook. Drafts of the framework for civic engagement (9/12/2014) and  Combined Work Program Diagram (10/02/2014) have been shared with the community and will continue to be shared throughout the planning process. The planning process also includes the Eisenhower West Steering Committee, which provides guidance on process related issues, including review and input on the proposed engagement process, the small area plan boundary, tools and strategies for engagement, agenda setting, community outreach and communications, among other tasks. They will also weigh in on technical content elements, such as the project scopes and development scenarios for consideration in the transportation study.

The associated Eisenhower West Transportation Study has begun and is anticipated to be complete by Spring 2015. The Transportation Study will serve as the transportation element/analysis of the SAP, which will include the analysis of various land use scenarios to be further explored in the SAP, and will conduct additional analysis of the multi-modal bridge concept that was recommended in the Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan (adopted in 2009) to identify a more specific alignment. The multi-modal bridge would provide a direct connection between the Van Dorn Metrorail station and Pickett Street, and serve future anticipated development.

For additional information or to get involved, please contact Radhika Mohan at 703-746-3850 or 


Community Meeting #3 Materials
Monday, September 29th, 2014, 7:00pm
Beatley Central Library

Steering Committee Meeting #6 Materials
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Cameron Station Clubhouse Great Room (200 Cameron Station Boulevard)

Steering Committee Meeting #5 Materials 
Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Samuel Tucker Elementary School Mini Auditorium/Multi-Purpose Room (435 Ferdinand Day Drive)

Community Meeting #2 Materials
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke Street)

Visioning Exercise 1 - Imagining the Future Visioning Exercise 

Visioning Exercise 2 - Visioning Unique Places Breakout Stations

Visioning Exercise 3 - Preserve, Enhance, and Transform Activity

Steering Committee Meeting #4 Materials 
Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Cameron Station Clubhouse Great Room (200 Cameron Station Boulevard)

Community Meeting #1 Materials 
Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Samuel Tucker Elementary School Cafeteria (435 Ferdinand Day Drive)

Steering Committee Meeting #3 Materials 
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm
City Hall Room 2000 (301 King Street)

 Steering Committee Meeting #2 Materials
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm
 Cameron Station Clubhouse Great Room (200 Cameron Station Boulevard)

Steering Committee Meeting #1 Materials 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Samuel Tucker Elementary School Cafeteria (435 Ferdinand Day Drive)


Eisenhower West Steering Committee

The City Manager appointed 12 members of the community to the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan Steering Committee, which was established by City Council on December 10, 2013. The Committee will provide guidance on the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan process, specifically focusing on the civic engagement process, agenda setting, outreach and communications, and some technical content elements, such as the project scope as well as development scenarios for consideration in the Eisenhower West Transportation Study. 

Eisenhower West Steering Committee Members 

  •  Mindy Lyle, Steering Committee Chair, Planning Commission
  • Judy Coleman, Park and Recreation Commission
  • Maria Wasowski, Transportation Commission
  • Tyler Orton, Environmental Policy Commission
  • Michael Adams,Community Representative
  • Arthur Impastato, Community Representative
  • Charles Sumpter, Community Representative
  • Jim Durham, Community Representative
  • David Heiden, Business Representative
  • Agnes Artemel, Business Representative
  • Mary Catherine Gibbs, Business Representative
  • Ken Wire, Landowner Group Representative

Reference Materials:

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