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Lower King Street Multi-modal Feasibility Study


What's New:

Public Meeting #1 - March 20, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. , City Hall, Sister Cities Room 1101 

A public meeting was held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 to provide information on the project, discuss shared street concepts, and receive input from the public. A presentation was held at the beginning of the meeting followed by table exercises to allow for input on issues and needs. The presentation can be found here.

Background Information:

The Lower King Street Multi-modal Feasibility Study was requested by the Alexandria Waterfront Commission to identify impacts to converting the 100 block of King Street (King Street between Union Street and Lee Street) to a pedestrian plaza accessible to the public to enjoy as a meeting and gathering place, and for dining, shopping, and a range of programmed activities. The study will analyze traffic and circulation improvements, operational and maintenance needs, an implementation timetable and process, and budgetary requirements. The study will be coordinated with a separate project being conducted by the City that is examining the closure of the Unit block (between the Strand and Union Street) of King Street. A key goal of the scope of work will be to highlight the 100 block of King Street as an important gateway for those arriving in Old Town via the water and as the gateway to a revitalized 21st century Waterfront for those travelling east along King Street. The Lower King Street Multi-modal Feasibility Study boundary will extend from the Queen Street on the north, the waterfront on the east, Duke Street on the south, and Fairfax Street on the west. The study will include an analysis of the following categories:

• Vehicular circulation
• Pedestrian circulation
• Bicycle circulation
• Trolley access
• Tour/Charter bus circulation
• Loading access
• Private automobile passenger pick up/drop off
• Valet parking
• On-street parking
• Parking garage access
• Emergency vehicle access


The Lower King Street Multi-modal Feasibility Study will begin in Winter 2014, with an anticipated completion date approximately 6 months later in Summer 2014. 

Reference Materials:

Waterfront Plan Implementation
Waterfront Commission
Union Street Corridor Study


For further information, please contact Steve Sindiong at 703-746-4047 or 


301 King St., Room 4100
Alexandria, Va 22314
Fax: 703.519.3356

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.