Landmark Mall [Alexandria, Virginia], Re-Planning Process Community Open House: 12/12/2018, 7 - 9 PM

Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process Community Open House December 12, 7-9pm
For Immediate Release: December 10, 2018

The Landmark Mall Re-Planning process, identified as a priority of Alexandria City Council’s approved Fiscal Year 2019 Long-Range Planning Work Plan, officially launched with a community meeting on November 14. The next public engagement event will be a Community Open House held on Wednesday, December 12 at Brandywine Living (450 S. Pickett St.). Participants may drop in anytime between 7-9 p.m. to ask questions or provide feedback about the process. An event location and parking map can be found at alexandriava.gov/Landmark.

The Landmark Mall Re-Planning process will build from the existing community vision, established in the 2009 Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan, for a new Landmark Mall as a mixed-use center with transit and community open spaces. While most of the 2009 Plan elements will remain the same, this community process will consider some refinements such as new uses, incorporating flexibility of uses and signature buildings, and incorporating recently adopted City policies to promote traffic safety and multimodal transportation. This planning effort will result in the consideration of a master plan amendment to the 2009 Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan, which serves as the guide for future development plans.

For more information about the Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process, including a short informational video in English, Amharic, Spanish, and Arabic visit alexandriava.gov/Landmark.

Questions? Contact Ashley Labadie, Ashley.labadie@alexandriava.gov, 703.746-3801.

 

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact Graciela.Moreno@alexandriava.gov  or 703.746.3808, Virginia Relay 711.

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Potomac Yard Implementation Work Group Meeting: Monday, 11/26/2018; 7-9 PM

The public is invited to the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) meeting scheduled for Monday, November 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Pre-School Room (901 Wythe Street).


This meeting will provide Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project updates on the Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) Amendment, environmental permitting, and funding associated with the Amazon and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus announcements.


To view Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group meeting materials, including materials presented during the November 12 meeting, please visit alexandriava.gov/PotomacMetroWorkGroup


PYMIG is an ad-hoc committee consisting of community members and stakeholders. It serves as the primary forum for community engagement during the planning, design and construction of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. For more information about this project, please contact Jason Scofi at 703.746.4060 or jason.scofi@alexandriava.gov or visit the City’s Potomac Yard website at alexandriava.gov/PotomacYard.


The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation, or to request materials in an alternative format, call e-mail geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.



Posted on November 20, 2018 .

PEPCO Unveils $15 Million Transportation Electrification Program for Washington, D.C.

“PEPCO, the sole electric company in the District of Columbia, recently unveiled a $15 Million Transportation Program aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the city’s drivers and making charging infrastructure available to all residents.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has made the growth of electrified transportation options a priority for the city, noting that the transportation sector contributes more than 20% of the District’s carbon emissions. Plug-in vehicles (PIV) represent approximately 0.23% of the market, according to PEPCO, compared with the national average of 1.2%.

Of the 310,000 vehicles registered in DC, only about 720 are PIV. Reaching the 40,000 PIVs predicted to be on DC roads by 2030 will require more than 1,000 Level 2 changing plugs and 76 DC Fast Chargers, the utility said.