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Waterfront Plan Implementation
Page updated Jun 24, 2015 3:22 PM
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Programming, Art and History Waterfront Implementation Ideas

From a London design compeition to replace bottled water bottles. We should aim for this for the waterfront:
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Kathryn Papp (246) User - 3/10/14 9:45 AM

Regarding February 6 public meeting and presentation:
Comments on Process:
(1) It was challenging ...more

JSchumann (402) User - 2/18/14 9:27 PM

Above all no permanent structures should be built that obscure or hinder the view or use of the waterfront… ...more

Kathryn Papp (246) User - 1/06/14 8:23 PM

I, too, appreciate the quiet, passive, family-oriented nature of Founders Park. Which is why I find ...more

Sandra Schlachtmeyer (423) User - 1/02/14 5:15 PM

I am president of the Founders Park Community Association. I am writing on behalf of the Founders Park ...more

HJB (401) User - 12/17/13 11:41 AM

Hopefully we won’t go down that road (since you don’t have to and it’s a very bad idea)

I ...more

Stella Covre (408) User - 12/02/13 10:29 AM

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What's New?

On May 7, 2015 the Alexandria City Council adopted the FY 2016 – FY 2025 CIP budget, including nearly $61.5 million in funding for Waterfront Small Area Plan Implementation.  More details can be found here.

The Alexandria Waterfront was mentioned in this story from WUSA 9

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Waterfront Plan Implementation
Implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan is beginning with flood mitigation, as directed by Council and supported by the community as determined through the "Waterfront Phasing and Funding Plan" efforts.
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Waterfront Phasing and Funding Plan
Waterfront Phasing and Funding Plan
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Waterfront Schematic Landscape and Flood Mitigation Design

Waterfront Small Area Plan and Phase I Design Implementation

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Waterfront Small Area Plan

The Waterfront Plan, approved by the City Council in January 2012, is a 20-30 year vision for the area extending from Third Street (Tidelock Park) on the north to Wolfe Street (Shipyard/Harborside Park) on the south. The Phase I landscape and flood mitigation design for implementation of the Waterfront Plan was approved on June 14, 2014 by the City Council.  

 
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Waterfront Commission

The Alexandria Waterfront Commission advises the City Council and staff on issues related to Alexandria's Marina, and advises on implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan. The Commission is composed of 21 members representing a particular neighborhood, community organization, or City committee. The Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am at City Hall, 301 King Street, unless otherwise indicated.

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Parking & Circulation

The Waterfront Plan recommends a variety of parking and circulation improvements with several underway.

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Ad Hoc Monitoring Group on Waterfront Construction

In October 2014, the City established a citizens’ Ad Hoc Monitoring Group on Waterfront Construction to proactively address impacts such as noise, hauling, dust and other impacts, once development along the waterfront begins.  Read more for members and meetings.

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Programming, Activities & Events
The Alexandria waterfront hosts a variety of events year-round. Learn about what’s going on along the Waterfront.
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