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File #: 19-1468    Name: Waterfront Park - Naming Committee Recommendtaion
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/24/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 12/11/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Recommendation from the City Council Naming Committee to Combine the Interim King Street Park and Waterfront Park into One City Park Named Waterfront Park and Setting Public Hearing and Consideration for Saturday, December 15, 2018.
Attachments: 1. 19-1468_Attachment 1 Hibernians, 2. 19-1468_Attachment 2 Ballyshaners, 3. 19-1468_Attachment 3 Slavery Inventory Database, 4. 19-1468_Attachment 4 Waterfront Commission, 5. 19-1468_Attachment 5 Archaeological Commission, 6. 19-1468_Attachment 6 HARC, 7. 19-1468_Attachment 7 Park Rec Commission, 8. 19-1468_Attachment 8 Park Name Survey Results, 9. 19-1468_Attachment 9 Naming Suggestions Survey Summary
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of the Recommendation from the City Council Naming Committee to Combine the Interim King Street Park and Waterfront Park into One City Park Named Waterfront Park and Setting Public Hearing and Consideration for Saturday, December 15, 2018.
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ISSUE: Consideration of the recommendation from the City Council Naming Committee to combine the interim King Street Park and Waterfront Park into one city park named Waterfront Park.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Receive the Naming Committee's recommendation to combine the interim King Street Park and Waterfront Park into one city park named Waterfront Park, effective immediately;

2. Set the proposal for public hearing and consideration on Saturday, December 15, 2018; and

3. After the public hearing, adopt the recommendation of the City Council Naming Committee.

BACKGROUND: The Waterfront Small Area Plan ("Plan") envisioned a new park at the foot of King Street called "Fitzgerald Square." Although the Plan was adopted by City Council in 2012 after extensive public input, approval of the Plan did not constitute formal naming of any element in the Plan. All City parks are subject to a separate and formal naming process based on focused public input.

The Alexandria City Council Naming Committee is comprised of two members of City Council (Del Pepper, Chair and Tim Lovain) and one designee of the City Manager (Jack Browand, Division Chief in the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities). The Naming Committee meets as needed to make recommendations to City Council on the names of major City facilities, parks, and other assets.

The Naming Committee met on September 12, 2018 to discuss a process to gather input on the...

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