This planning effort culminated in the adoption of the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan on December 12, 2015.
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 was completed in December 2015. Larger community meetings complimented the steering committee work, focusing on issue identification, visioning, and the plan framework. Online engagement played 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 looked at options for completing the plan as expeditiously as possible.
Staff developed a proposed outline for the Eisenhower West planning process, which followed the framework and strategies outlined in the What's Next Alexandria Civic Engagement Handbook. Drafts of the Framework for Civic Engagement (7/02/2015) and
Combined Work Program Diagram (7/02/2015) were shared with the community throughout the planning process. The planning process also included the Eisenhower West Steering Committee, which provided 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 also weighed 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 served as the transportation element/analysis of the SAP and included the analysis of various land use scenarios explored in the SAP. It conducted 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All previous meeting materials from community and Steering Committee meetings, including audio and video recordings, can be found by visiting
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 provided 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
For more information, contact Radhika Mohan, Principal Planner, email@example.com or 703.746.3850.
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