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  • City of Alexandria Waterfront Master Plan

    Transportation and ParkingTransportation and Parking

    Alan Harwood / EDAW | AECOMTom Moriarity / ERA | AECOMRyan Bouma / EDAW | AECOMNathan Imm / EDAW | AECOMCraig Perl / T&ES City of Alexandria Peter Elkan / Moffatt & Nichol

    Doug Sarno / Perspectives Group

  • Transportation & Parking \ How do people get to the water front?

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  • Transportation & Parking \ How do people get to the water front?

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Resources to date

    How do people get to the waterfront? Metro Bus / Trolleyy Car Bicycle Boat Walk Other

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Proximity to Metro Station

    King Street is preferred corridorCharacter, amenities, intermodal

    Proposed Potomac Yard station will be the closest to the waterfront

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Bus

    Closest bus route 3 or 4 blocks from waterfront Less convenient south of King Street Trolley loop offers great East / West connectivityy p g y No north / south counterpart

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Personal Vehicle

    Regional Connectors : I-95, I-495, Route 1, George Washington Parkway King Street is the dominant connection to the water Lack of designated routes to the water north and south of King Streetg g

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Bicycle / Walking

    MVT is used mostly by bicyclists Wilson Bridge Crossing is an added attraction Support services are emergingpp g g Potential for greater connectivity near Daingerfield Island

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Bicycle / Walking

    Pedestrian / bike / car conflicts are increasing Areas of greatest conflict are along North Fairfax Street

    and at King and Union Signage, parking, traffic calming can improve safety

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Boat

    Public (3), Private (3), and Day Cruise (3) Concentrated zone of boating activity Antiquated support services & high demandq pp g No official public launch area for kayaks etc. Inactive boat launches could be an opportunity

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Boat

    Water TaxiBetween Alexandria and National Harbor E i t th B ll P kExpansion to the Ball Park and the airport

    Cruises CruisesConnect regional marinas

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Off-Street Parking

    Where is it located? How much is there? Is it in the right place?g p

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Off-Street Parking

    Almost 1400 Spaces within Zones 1 & 2 90% Public

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Off-Street Parking

    Private parking garages underutilized at night Potential for valet services connected to existing parking facilities

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Parking

    East of Union Street A significant amount of valuable waterfront is devoted to vehicle storage and circulation

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Parking On Street

    Removing parking from dead-end streets at the shoreline can allow those streets to become public spaces

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Motorcoach

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Service

    Service access is necessary infrastructure, but it doesnt have to detract from the public realm

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  • Transportation & Parking \ Summary

    Getting to the waterfront is part of the waterfront experience

    Improving access is critical to maintaining a great waterfrontp g g g

    Reducing the need for vehicles near the shoreline will open up significant opportunities for waterfront amenities

    Surface parking on the waterfront is an inappropriate use

    Key is to use existing resources better (additional capacity)

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  • City of Alexandria Waterfront Master Plan

    Open Space Environment and SustainabilityOpen Space, Environment and Sustainability

    Alan Harwood / EDAW | AECOMTom Moriarity / ERA | AECOMRyan Bouma / EDAW | AECOMNathan Imm / EDAW | AECOMCraig Perl / T&ES City of Alexandria Peter Elkan / Moffatt & Nichol

    Doug Sarno / Perspectives Group

  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Views

    Define pedestrian range Important to visitor direction Define larger neighborhood g g

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Views

    No single, all-encompassing view 7-8 segments or viewsheds Impediment to continuityp y

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Mobility

    Highly divided Barrier in all areas Solvable

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Mobility

    Example #1: Torpedo F tFactory

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Mobility

    Example #2: Oronoco Bay

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Open Space Zones

    Groupings/areas of similar natureLandscapePathwaysArchitecture

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Open Space Zones

    Organizational challenges Historic Elements/objects Art Amenities

    Design, Planning and Environments Worldwide 27

  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Open Space Zones - History

    Zones have distinct historyArchaeologyPoint Lumley & Wests Point

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Open Space Zones - History

    Place namesHistoric usesHistoric events or people

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Open Space Zones - History

    Place namesHistoric usesHistoric events or people

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Sustainability

    Urban Environment Challenges and OpportunitiesImpervious area (65%- buildings, sidewalks, parking, roads)Heat islandPollution impacts

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Sustainability

    Waterfront green spaceUrban relief zoneHuman comfort

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Sustainability

    Park ends Daingerfield & Jones Point Park

    Tree canopyH bit t li k Habitat linkages

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Sustainability

    Potomac River as challengePollutionDebris

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Sustainability

    Potomac River as resourceChesapeake BayHistoric & current resource

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  • Open Space, Environment & Sustainability \ Sustainability

    Potomac River as challengeFlooding

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  • City of Alexandria Waterfront Master Plan

    Shoreline Conditions and Flood StudyShoreline Conditions and Flood Study

    Alan Harwood / EDAW | AECOMTom Moriarity / ERA | AECOMRyan Bouma / EDAW | AECOMNathan Imm / EDAW | AECOMCraig Perl / T&ES City of Alexandria Peter Elkan / Moffatt & Nichol

    Doug Sarno / Perspectives Group

  • Shoreline Conditions & Flood Study \ Flooding

    Sources of FloodingTidalDrainageRi erineRiverineStorm Surge

    Study ElevationsNuisance

    13.2 ft Extreme with 3 feet freeboard

    ExtremeHurricane

    10.2 ftNuisanceIntermediate100-year

    IntermediateHurricaneIsabel8.8 ft8.0 ft

    *All elevations in NAVD88Nuisance4.0 ft

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  • Shoreline Conditions & Flood Study \ Flooding

    Flood Mitigation Study - AlternativesDry Flood-proofingInternal RelocationProperty AcquisitionProperty AcquisitionElevation of BuildingsFloodwallWalkway as a FloodwallIncrease Road and Inlet ElevationImprove Floodplain OrdinanceTemporary Flood Barriers

    Design, Planning and Environments Worldwide 39

  • Shoreline Conditions & Flood Study \ Global Climate Change

    Sea Level Rise1 foot rise in MSL observed over last 100 years.GCM projections to 2100 rangeGCM projections to 2100 range from 1.8 to 2.5 feet rise.Other projections as high as 5.2 feet.

    Responses: Mitigation Responses: Mitigation, Adaptation, Retreat

    Design, Planning and Environments Worldwide 40

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