Alexandria

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Zoning for Housing and Housing for All

The City of Alexandria is bundling efforts to address our housing crisis by combining two initiatives: Zoning for Housing, and Housing for All.

The Zoning for Housing program aims to expand housing production and affordability through reforming City regulations, while the Housing for All program will help Alexandrians learn the history of past discriminatory housing policies and how these can be countered today.

Council Legislative Meeting
November 22, 6:00 PM
Watch recording here, starting at 2:01.

Council received an update on both programs, including summaries of their scope and an estimated timeline for public outreach and implementation.

Duke Street in Motion

As Alexandria's primary east-west corridor, Duke Street is essential to enabling people to move throughout our community. YIMBYs of NoVA supports a Duke Street with center-running dedicated bus lanes and safe, separated infrastructure for people who walk and roll.

Learn more about the project, and review feedback from October's outreach.

Next Advisory Group Meeting
December 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
DASH Facility at 3000 Business Center Drive

Alexandria West Planning

The City is engaging in an 18-month planning process to create a shared vision for the future of Alexandria West. Join YIMBYs of NoVA to advocate for a plan that prioritizes housing affordability and accessible transportation. More information here.

Virtual Community Kickoff Meeting
November 15, 7:00 PM
Register here.

In-Person Community Events:
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November 19, 8:30 to 10:30 AM at Southern Towers Farmers Market
- November 20, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Global Foods
- November 29, 3:30 to 6:00 PM at William Ramsay Rec Center
- December 9, 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Lincolnia Road & N. Beauregard St. bus stop

Take the Community Poll Online!

Landmark Redevelopment

Learn more about the plans for the redevelopment of Landmark Mall into a vibrant, mixed-use hub for Alexandria's West End. Project information is online here.

Planning Commission Meeting
December 6, 7:00 PM
City Hall Council Chamber
Or
register to attend on Zoom

On 12/6 the Planning Commission will consider plans for Blocks I, K, E, and G, which together are proposed to host over 1,100 new homes. See items 6-8 on the docket.

The public can comment live at the meeting by
filling out a speaker form, or submit written comments to PlanComm@alexandriava.gov.

Upcoming

Spring 2023 - Tenting at Farmer's Markets

Meet our neighbors and share the positive vision of YIMBYS at Alexandria farmer's markets. We will need volunteers to assist with sign up and general engagement.

Details coming soon!