On June 23, 2015, the Alexandria City Council approved the City’s Fiscal Year 2016 Long Range Interdepartmental Work Program (“FY 2016 Work Program”). Included in the Work Program is an effort to develop a new Old Town North Small Area Plan (OTN SAP). This new effort formally began in September 2015 with the appointment of an Advisory Group, and will extend approximately 18 months to January 2017 when Plan adoption is anticipated.
This March 2011 ALA report exposes the real public health threat from coal-fired power plants and explains why now is the time to clean them up and protect our health.
The Mirant Community Monitoring Group’s website dedicated to the Potomac power plant recounts much of the history between the plant, regulatory authorities and the citizens of Alexandria. This community group was appointed by the Alexandria City Council in 2004 to advise the City and to track the many issues involving the plant.
The Potomac power plant lies north of an area currently being rezoned under a small area waterfront plan. On February 26, 2011 Alexandria’s Department of Planning and Zoning released its draft Waterfront Small Area Plan for public review and comment. The plan aims to transition the city’s waterfront into a 21st century sustainable resource.