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Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Phase

What's New!

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, streetscape improvements, 1-acre community park on the Wythe Street Post Office block, and neighborhood retail.  

Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #15
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm in Charles Houston Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Room
BIAG Meeting #15 - Agenda 
BIAG Meeting #15 - Presentation
BIAG Meeting #15 - BIAG Roster
BIAG Meeting #15 - Developer Contributions
BIAG Meeting #15 - Development Projects Update
Braddock Implementation Schedule - January 2015

Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Vacancies
The City of Alexandria is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Braddock Implementation Advisory Group: 1) At-Large and 2) Architect/Historic Preservation/Design Expert.  The application solicitation process ended on December 16, 2014.  The new members will be selected by early February 2015.

Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Membership Changes
On November 11, 2014, the City Council approved a recommendation to alter the membership of the Braddock IAG to include representation from a newly formed civic association - Braddock Metro Citizens' Coalition (BMCC).  The expanded roster provides the group with two representatives.  The BMCC will select its representatives to the Braddock IAG. 
City Council Resolution - Reconfigure BIAG - November 2014 
BIAG Roster - December 2014

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, 2014 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

October 6, 2014 - Braddock Implementation Advisory Group Meeting #14, Charles Houston Recreation Center
6:30pm BIAG Business Meeting, 7:00pm BIAG Community Meeting

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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