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Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Phase

What's New!

  • The City of Alexandria is seeking applicants to fill the 'retail' slot vacancy on the Braddock Implementation Advisory Group. All applicants must submit a completed application to the Department of Planning and Zoning no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. Submission received after this deadline will not be considered.  Applications can be downloaded or requested by email (

  • Braddock Implementation!
    The Braddock Implementation Advisory Group (BIAG) and City staff continue to implement the recommendations of the 2008 Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan. Currently, the BIAG is focused on planning for new open space at 600 N. Henry Street, a 1-acre community park on the Wythe Street Post Office block, neighborhood retail, and streetscape improvements.   

    Upcoming Braddock Implementation Advisory Group meetings: 
  • Public Planning Process has begun for Braddock Metro Station Redevelopment
    On March 13, the Planning, Program Development and Real Estate committee of Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) voted to adopt the proposed 2014 joint development work program, which will include a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the Braddock Road Metro station in Alexandria.  In response, the City, in partnership with WMATA, has initiated a community planning process to define parameters that will direct the development of the site.  The first community meeting was held on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center. See below for further details.

For more information about the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan implementation process, please contact Brandi D. Collins & Nathan Imm, Urban Planners with the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703.746.4666. 


The Alexandria City Council approved the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan on March 15, 2008.The framework and recommendations in the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan are based on seven guiding principles.

  1. Create a sense of place/neighborhood identity, vitality and diversity.
  2. Provide walkable neighborhoods that are secure and feel safe.
  3. Establish a variety of community serving, usable open spaces.
  4. Encourage community-serving retail and services.
  5. Promote mixed-income housing and follow an open, fair and inclusive process to deconcentrate public housing.
  6. Manage multi-modal transportation, parking and road infrastructure.
  7. Achieve varying and transitional heights and scales.

The Braddock East Master Plan, approved by City Council on October 18, 2008, expands upon the fifth of these principles; to promote mixed income communities through the redevelopment of the existing public housing sites within the Braddock East planning area.

On February 2, 2009, City Council established the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Advisory Group (BIAG) to assist City staff in implementing the recommendations of both the Braddock Metro Neighborhood and Braddock East plans.

On June 9, 2009, City Council adopted the establishment of the Braddock Open Space and the Braddock Community Amenities Fund Accounts and approved a formula for developer contributions. A link to City Council's action docket is available by clicking here.

Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan & Implementation Documents

 Braddock Park Guiding Principles

Community members and the Braddock Implementation Advisory Group worked together to create principles that will guide the planning and construction of the future park on the Wythe Street Post Office block. View the Braddock Park Guiding Principles. 


 Past Events

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - Braddock Metro Station Redevelopment Community Meeting #1, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street  

Monday, June 2, 2014 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street 

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Braddock Neighborhood Streetscape Walk, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street 
Tour Map  

Monday, January 27, 2014 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting, Jefferson-Houston Elementary School 

 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group meeting and Community Meeting, City Hall, Room 2000  

  Monday, September 16, 2013 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting and Community Meeting, Charles Houston Recreation Center  


Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting and Community Park Planning Meeting, Charles Houston Recreation Center 


Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Braddock Park Planning Community Meeting, Hosted by Braddock Implementation Advisory Group 

March 9, 2013 - Braddock Park Planning Open House 

December 10, 2012 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting #6 & Braddock IAG-Hosted Community Park Planning Meeting  

November 7, 2012 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #5 

September 24, 2012 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #4  

June 23, 2011 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #3  

March 16, 2011 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #2  

May 20, 2009 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #1  

May 16, 2009 - City Council Public Hearing  

  • Docket Item 5, Establishment of Braddock Open Space and Community Amenity Fund Accounts
    (Deferred to June 9 following public hearing)

March 5, 2009 - Planning Commission Public Hearing  

February 9, 2009 - Community Meeting  

  • February 2, 2009 - City Council Legislative Meeting
    • Docket Item 2, Establishment of Braddock Implementation Advisory Group

January 12, 2009 - Community Meeting  

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