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Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy Revised Draft Document | News Release | City of Alexandria

For immediate release: July 13, 2018

In January 2018, the Department of Planning and Zoning launched a community planning process for the Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy in partnership with the Office of Housing and the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, and with grant support from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). The Strategy provides tools for retaining the neighborhood’s 215 existing committed affordable units and the deep levels of affordability they offer; strategies to incorporate safe streets for all within the neighborhood, specifically on Route 1; and strategies toward strengthening the character and identity of the neighborhood, including its gateway area, through the potential long-term redevelopment of commercial sites along Route 1, south of Gibbon Street.

Community members provided feedback on the June 4 working draft document through June 28, which informed the July 13 revised draft document. The community is now invited to review and comment on the July 13 revised draft Strategy document, available on the project web pageComments received by Friday, August 17 will inform the final draft to be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in September.

Options for reviewing and providing feedback on the revised working draft Strategy include the following:

Further information can be found on the project webpage. Questions can be directed to Ashley Labadie, Urban Planner, 703.746.3801.


The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email graciela.moreno@alexandriava.gov  or call 703.746.3808, Virginia Relay 711.

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