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ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Eisenhower East Small Area Plan 2019 Update Community Open House: 7 PM, 02/25/2019

Eisenhower East Small Area Plan 2019 Update

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 11, 2019


The City of Alexandria is launching the community process to update the Eisenhower East Small Area Plan with a Community Open House on Monday, February 25 from 7-9 p.m. in the lobby of the Parc Meridian, 750 Port Street. The open house will provide members of the public with an opportunity to learn about the planning process and topics that will be considered.


Given the City's unchanged goal for Eisenhower East to remain one of the city's key economic development engines, and recognizing that market conditions, particularly for retail and office uses, have significantly changed since 2003, this update will consider enhanced flexibility of land uses, building heights, and potential additional development, as well as build on or enhance the Plan’s existing goals for thriving retail and entertainment, a balance of residents and employees for a busy 18-hour environment, expanded mobility and connectivity, enhanced pedestrian safety and accessibility, and a network of connected, multi-functional open spaces and trails for all to enjoy.  


Visit for background information, meeting materials and updates throughout this planning process. Questions? Contact Jose C. Ayala,, 703.746.3820. 

 The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail or call 703.746.3808, Virginia Relay 711.

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

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

Questions? Contact Ashley Labadie,, 703.746-3801.


For reasonable disability accommodation, contact  or 703.746.3808, Virginia Relay 711.