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File #: 21-1273    Name: DISCUSSION OF DRAFT ARLANDRIA-CHIRILAGUA PLAN
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion of Draft Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan Concepts.
Attachments: 1. 21-1273_Attachment 1_Memo (Spanish), 2. 21-1273_Attachment 2_Presentation (English), 3. 21-1273_Attachment 3_Presentation (Spanish)
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Discussion of Draft Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan Concepts.
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ISSUE: Provide feedback on the draft recommendations of the Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Provide feedback on the draft recommendations of the Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan Update.

BACKGROUND: In fall 2019, the City launched a community planning process to update the 2003 Arlandria Neighborhood Plan with a long-term vision for land use, affordable housing, parks and open space, health and sustainability, and safety and mobility. In response to community input, the Plan places special focus on the preservation and expansion of housing affordability and the strength of this unique community and neighborhood business district. Updating the objectives and strategies of the long-term vision for the neighborhood is particularly important with the planned phased arrival of Amazon in Crystal City, and the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus and Metrorail Station in North Potomac Yard.

Community engagement in Arlandria-Chirilagua was conducted in Spanish first with English translation through a variety of in person and online events convened by the City and in partnership with neighborhood organizations, such as Tenants and Workers United, Casa Chirilagua, Cora Kelley and Mount Vernon Community Schools, Padres Activos parent organization, and neighborhood civic associations. In addition, the City held a variety of in-person stationary and mobile pop-ups, open houses, and virtual meetings.

Community feedback was recorded through written and oral comments received through all the venues as well as through three bilingual questionnaires distributed at key points in the process. The second and third questionnaires featured brief b...

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