City Launches ‘Community Engagement’ on Arena

City Launches ‘Community Engagement’ on Arena

The City of Alexandria announced plans for “community engagement events to share the vision for the proposed Entertainment District at Potomac Yard,” and gather input from Alexandria residents, civic and organizational leaders, and other stakeholders. The plan included listening tour sessions, project briefings, updates, pop-up events, site tours, and other opportunities.

“Project partners will participate alongside the City throughout this process with the shared goal of bringing to life a collective vision for Potomac Yard and creating exceptional experiences and regional economic growth for decades to come,” according to the release. Sign up here,

Additional details about all events can be found on and

* Starting Tuesday, Jan. 9 and continuing every other Tuesday until March 26, the City and other project partners will share new information with the public during City Council legislative meetings, upcoming engagement opportunities, reports from the General Assembly, and more. Updates will continue on an as-needed beyond after March 26.

* Starting Thursday, Jan. 18, the City of Alexandria will hold weekly virtual listening sessions on Thursday nights from 7-8 p.m., covering topics, including:

* Jan. 18, Financial proposal and economic impact

* Jan. 25, Schools, housing and other community benefits 

* Feb. 1, Transportation and traffic management 

* Feb. 8, Small business and economic opportunity


City Council Town Hall. On Saturday, Jan. 27, City Council will host a Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. that will include a short presentation on the project as well as Councilmembers answering submitted community questions, concerns, and feedback. 

Civic and Business Organization Briefings. The City will work with civic and business organizations to coordinate project presentations and listening sessions to gather community input.

Pop-up Events. In the coming weeks, the City will share details on pop-up events at high-traffic areas such as Farmers Markets to answer questions and take comments.

Site Tours. The project team will announce additional details for pre-scheduled site tours to view and understand the area being developed as part of the proposal.

For a full list of dates for these engagement opportunities, to learn more about the project and sign up for email updates, please visit