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File #: 19-1504    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 12/11/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Receipt and Approval of the Proposed Strategic Facilities Plan as Amended in this Memo.
Attachments: 1. 19-1504_2018 Strategic Facilities Plan, 2. 19-1504_SFP - Presentation - 12-3-18
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 Receipt and Approval of the Proposed Strategic Facilities Plan as Amended in this Memo.
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ISSUE: Planning for the future of City facilities.

RECOMMENDATION: That Council receive and approve the proposed Strategic Facilities Plan ("Plan") with the added recommendation #12 related to service delivery.

BACKGROUND: The City of Alexandria's Department of General Services initiated a strategic facilities plan at the request of City Council in 2017. The process included the interview of departments and agencies to gather both current conditions of facility and projected future needs.

The City's Strategic Plan for FY 2017 to FY 2022 adopted and updated by City Council in November 2017, includes an action item for the creation of a strategic facilities plan. A work group was formed with the Department of General Services and Department of Planning and Zoning in 2017 to complete this task. Additionally, Savills Studley, a real estate consulting firm, as well as, HG Architects were enlisted to assist with the documentation and survey of facilities to create the plan. The proposed Strategic Facilities Plan was presented as an information report to Alexandria's Planning Commission on November 1, 2018 where it was well received. It was then presented and discussed at Council's November 27, 2018 Legislative meeting.

The proposed Strategic Facilities Plan includes eight key elements:

1. Identifies gaps in needs across departments.
2. Documents existing conditions
3. Identifies potential synergies
4. Documents department expressed needs and priorities
5. Identifies sites considered for follow-up
6. Identifies best practices for colocation of services
7. Creates a process for prioriti...

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