Long-Term Benefits

How residents of Alexandria will benefit from the BSAP.

The City’s Beauregard Small Area Plan calls for creating a vibrant, diverse community of residential, retail, hotel and office space that will serve current residents and the future growth of Alexandria. In addition to the significant affordable housing contribution, the property owners will also be making large contributions for much needed amenities that would otherwise not be provided, including:

  • A new Village Center with over 200,000 sf of retail shops including a grocery store
  • Intersection improvements, including Beauregard Street and Seminary Road
  • New Bus Rapid Transitway  (dedication of funds and right of way)
  • New fire station
  • New Athletic field with lights adjacent to Ramsey Elementary School  (over $8 million)
  • New walkable street network with enhanced landscaping and bike trails to connect the neighborhoods throughout the plan area
  • Undergrounding of utilities
  • 44 1/2 acres of new parks, open spaces, and a system of walking and bike paths open to all Alexandria residents
  • Additional annual tax revenues for the city of $46 million when fully built (2042).
  • Environmentally friendly design features and improved storm water management
  Status Quo With Rezoning

Adequate
Transportation & Infrastructure

NO
  • Substantial intersection improvements at Beauregard and Seminary
  • New Bus Rapid Transitway
  • New street network
  • Sanitary and storm sewer improvements
  • Undergrounding utilities

Dedicated
Affordable
Housing

NONE
  • $120 million towards affordable housing
  • 100 units dedicated directly

Public
Amenities

LIMITED
  • Fire Station
  • New synthetic turf athletic field

Green
Development

NO
  • 44.5 acres of open space
  • Sustainable design
  • Walkability
  • Bike trails