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File #: 22-0335    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorization for Early Acceptance of Robinson Landing Pier.
Attachments: 1. 22-0335_RTS pier ownership determination letter 100421 (Final)
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Authorization for Early Acceptance of Robinson Landing Pier.
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ISSUE: Acceptance of City ownership of the Robinson Landing Pier, earlier than approved under the conditions of the Robinson Terminal South Development Special Use Permit (DSUP #2014-0006).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1) Agree to accept the Robinson Landing Pier consistent with the terms outlined below; and

2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

BACKGROUND: The Robinson Landing development DSUP #2014-0006 was approved by City Council on April 18, 2015. The development is located on the waterfront and fills a complete city block bounded by Duke, Union and Wolfe Streets. An existing industrial era pier extending into the Potomac River occupies the waterfront side of the block. Providing enhanced public access to the water was a major focus of this development as recommended in the Waterfront Master Plan. Water access was achieved through extensive public access easements throughout the site, a central roadway leading to the water, construction of a promenade deeded to the City and future ownership of the expansive pier. This pier was a major component to achieving the enhanced public access.

Condition #33 of the 2015 DSUP laid out the terms for the renovation and eventual dedication of the existing pier to the City. The condition in part states that, Upon completion of the pier construction, the applicant shall submit as-built plans (to include the structural plans / drawings) certified by a licensed professional engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia to the City for review and approval. After approval of the as-built plans by the City, the applicant shall maintain the pier...

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