The Waterfront Committee, a group of citizens that meets regularly to address issues relating to the city’s riverside, is considering lending its approval to parts of a crafted by Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan.
CAAWP Co-founders Andrew Macdonald and Boyd Walker made a presentation to the committee at its regular morning meeting on Nov. 15. The committee agreed at that time to host a special work session to consider supporting elements of the CAAWP plan. The meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Nov. 29 in the afternoon.
The committee, which is also charged with making recommendations to City Council, has been supporting the city’s draft plan for waterfront redevelopment. However, Committee Chairman Nate Macek told Old Town Alexandria Patch that the group at the upcoming work session will consider whether to adopt certain “stances” of the CAAWP plan, some of which disagree strongly with the city's approach to redevelopment.
Macek, a transportation consultant, is also a member of the mayor-appointed Waterfront Plan Work Group, the forum seeking to garner consensus among various stakeholders in the waterfront redevelopment issue.