Alexandria, VA – On April 26, Agenda Alexandria will host a panel discussion focused on the consequences of population density of Alexandria.
Alexandria is the most population-dense jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia and among the top 15 in the United States. The city has added more than 20,000 residents since 2010. Our current population is about 160,000.
The panel will explore question to include:
· How did Alexandria come to be so dense? What is the Master Plan and what role does it play?
· What is the City’s current vision for adding to density?
· Is there a limit, and if so, what is it?
· What are the impacts of adding density on City and school finances, public services, traffic, infrastructure, and quality of life?
· Are increases in density inevitable or does the City have tools to manage development?
· How important are the sentiments of neighborhoods and residents near new development in making balanced decisions?
Karl W. Moritz, planning director for the City of Alexandria, will anchor the panel. Additional panelists will be announced. The panel discussion will take place April 26 at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register, go to www.eventbrite.com and search for Agenda Alexandria.