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Arlandria Plan Implementation

What's New?  
Arlandria Open House Photo1_June 2
Arlandria Community Open House, June 2, 2013  

  • SAVE THE DATE: Joint Meeting of the Arlandria Action Plan Advisory Group and the Four Mile Run Joint Task Force on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7pm, at the Conservancy at Four Mile Run Park (4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue).  Topics include:  Four Mile Run Restoration Demonstration Project, Four Mile Run Park Improvements, Private Development Projects, and City-led Projects.
  • The 2013 Status of Implementation Report was presented to City Council on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  The activities identified for the next implementation period were influenced by available resources and feedback from the Advisory Group and Arlandria community.  The next implementation period will begin January 2014 and end June 2015 in order to better align with the City's fiscal calendar and budget process.
  • In Mid-December 2013, the City lifted the overnight parking restriction at the public parking lot located at 3612 and 3700 Mt. Vernon Avenue.  The purpose of this change is to provide additional residential parking spaces for Arlandria residents.  For additional details, including the rationale and community vetting process, please read the Memorandum to the Arlandria Advisory Group 
  • City staff created a newsletter that highlights implementation activities that have occured between March - September 2013.  Please read and share with your neighbors!  
  •  Make an Online Donation to Help Fund Landscaping Materials & Site Amenities
    Donations to the Living Landscape Fund can now be made online through the City's eChecks system. Funds received will help contribute to the Four Mile Run Park Expansion and the new community building, which needs folding chairs and tables, a stage with an awning, light tubes, rainwater cisterns, exterior planters and plants, art/photo hanging strips/runners for interior walls, and a microphone with speaker.

  • FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to Arlandria Implementation activities, please contact Brandi Collins, Urban Planner, at 703.746.3854 or


In June 2000, a Task Force comprised of community representatives, residents, and business owners was created to assist in the planning for the redevelopment of key sites in the Potomac West area north of Glebe Road, in the neighborhood known as Arlandria. The Task Force identified a vision for the overall area and for two key redevelopment sites, the Safeway/Datatel site and the East Reed Avenue site. Following this work, it was recognized that there were other community concerns that had not been addressed and that there was a need and desire for a long-range plan for the remainder of the commercial property fronting on Mount Vernon Avenue in Arlandria. At the direction of City Council, in January 2002, the City Manager convened the Upper Potomac West/Arlandria Work Group to identify and address the community concerns as well as to advise and assist Department of Planning and Zoning staff in the preparation of the action and vision plans. The Work Group developed an action plan to address neighborhood concerns and issues in the immediate, mid and long term, and a long-range vision plan to guide both redevelopment of the key "opportunity sites" in Arlandria and infill development activities on other commercial sites on Mount Vernon Avenue as set forth in "A Long-Term Vision and Action Plan for the Arlandria Neighborhood."


What's New in Alexandria Video -- June 2011 video describing progress on the Arlandria Action Plan and Four Mile Run Restoration Project 


Plan Goals

Known collectively as the "Arlandria Neighborhood Plans," the Plans were adopted by City Council in June 2003. Broadly stated, the goal of the Plans is to build on the strength of Arlandria as a pedestrian-oriented, mixed use place, encouraging the redevelopment of underutilized sites such as Safeway/Datatel. The Plans consist of two complementary redevelopment plans for the greater Arlandria neighborhood that provide a blueprint for present and future development activities in Arlandria; an interim marketing strategy to strengthen existing businesses and attract new businesses that will both improve the market and encourage redevelopment activities; retail guidelines to improve individual storefronts; and, an action plan to address community concerns with an implementation schedule for immediate, mid and long term improvements.


Arlandria Documents

Past Events

  • Annual Status of Implementation Open House, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:30PM at Cora Kelly Recreation Center
    The purpose of the open house was to provide an update to the Arlandria Action Plan Advisory Group and the Arlandria community on activities that occurred during the prior 12 months to implement the 2003 Arlandria Action Plan

    Meeting Materials:
    Meeting Agenda
    Implementation Schedule         
  • Arlandria Community Open House, Sunday, June 2, 2013, 11am - 1pm, Four Mile Run Park Community Building
    The purpose of the Community Open House was to bring together members of the Arlandria Action Plan Implementation Advisory Group and the larger community to learn about activities that further the implementation of the 2003 Arlandria Action Plan.

    Arlandria Open House Photo2_June 2 









    Arlandria Community Open House, June 2, 2013 





Community Open House Materials: 

Transportation and Environmental Services Arlandria Projects 
Arlandria Plan Overview and Implementation
Arlandria Plan Implementation Progress 
Proposed Four Mile Improvements_Graphic
Four Mile Run Park Expansion Concept 

  • Arlandria Quality of Life Walk - May 31, 2013 

 Summary List of Issues and Follow Up Activities: Quality of Life Walk 2013 

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