September 4, 2014


Meeting Regarding Proposed Land Development Code Changes

The Land Development Code has a significant impact on our daily lives, from shaping the kinds of places where we live, work, and hang out, to influencing the design of our streets and public spaces.

The THINKAlex Comprehensive Development Strategy, presented at the final THINKAlex citywide meeting in October 2013, lays out our vision for a city of complete communities that can respond to the pressures and opportunities of our growing, modern city. To realize this vision, the City’s Land Development Code – the rules and processes that regulate where and what type of development may occur – must be updated to help achieve these goals.

The Code will play an important role in guiding the future growth of the city. The opportunity to update our Land Development Code means more than making it simpler to use and understand; it means creating a framework to help improve our quality of life.

A community meeting regarding proposed changes to the LDC will occur 6:00 p.m., Thursday September 4th, 2014, at Alexandria Convention Hall.

Any Alexandrian who is interested in the continued improvement of the City won’t want to miss it!

Date: September 4, 2014
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Alexandria Convention Hall
915 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

For the full announcement, visit our Facebook page.

November 6, 2013 + events,press


Comment Period Closed: Check Back Soon to See the Final Resiliency Plan!

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback to on the Final Draft of the THINKAlex Resiliency Plan!

Now, the project team will spend time reviewing all final feedback and making adjustments or changes to the Land Use, Housing, and Transportation Plans.

Over this eighteen-month engagement process, the citizens of Alexandria spent many hours meeting, working, reviewing, and crafting the THINKAlex Plan. The result is a Plan that has truly been created by and for the City of Alexandria.

Soon, the Plan will be finished and ready to be submitted to Council for adoption. Check back soon to download and view the Final THINKAlex Resiliency Plan, as well as to find out when the Plan will go to Council for approval.

June 4, 2013 + events


Fourth Neighborhood Meeting Feedback

Here is some of the feedback you gave at the 4th Round of Neighborhood Planning Area Meetings last month!

In this exercise, participants indicated what they like that is being built now, what they don’t like, and any problematic land uses they see in Alexandria. They also commented on these places and recommended possible solutions.

Follow this link to see participants comments on a Google Map of Alexandria!

And for more pictures visit our Facebook page.

March 1, 2013


Updated Community Assessment

The updated Community Assessment is now online! This document will give you a better understanding of Alexandria’s history, geography, demographics, economy, and much more.

The Assessment also features a review of previous planning efforts in Alexandria that will serve as a base on which the THINKAlex Resiliency Plan will build upon.

Download the updated Community Assessment Part 1 | Part 2 | Appendix

What fact about Alexandria is most interesting to you? What is surprising? What does this document tell you about the future of Alexandria? Please leave your thoughts on the project Facebook Page

January 22, 2013


Second Citywide Meeting Materials

Thank you to all of the participants who came out to the Second Citywide Meeting last Thursday. We heard some great conversations about the draft plans and principles. Those comments will have a great impact on how the Land Use, Housing, and Transportation plans are finally shaped.

For those who did not attend the meeting, we are posting the presentation here for your review. The activity worksheets are also available here for you to review. If you have the time, feel free to read through these materials and complete the activities on your own time.

We would love to hear your comments. Feel free to leave them on the project Facebook page or in the Comments section on the homepage.

Download and view the Second Citywide Meeting materials here:

Presentation Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Land Use Activity

Housing Activity | Housing Worksheet

Transportation Activity Streets | Transportation Activity Bikes

December 4, 2012


Online Survey Results

The THINKAlex Resiliency Planning Online Survey contained information that was generated by community meeting participants. A total of 154 different Alexandrians responded, with the four most well represented neighborhoods being the Garden District, West Pointe, and Enterprise Addition, and Cherokee Village.

The results can be downloaded here: Survey Results

Thank you all who participated! This information will be invaluable in shaping the THINKAlex Resiliency Plan.

Remember: we will be building on this work during the second Citywide Meeting on January 17th, 2013.

November 30, 2012


N3 Meeting Results

Please find the compiled work you did during the 3rd Round of Neighborhood Planning Area Meetings (N3). These sheets contain information that responds to the N2 Meeting results, with a focus on recommendation implementation.

In this exercise, participants identified actors from the public, private, philanthropic (non-profit), and citizen sectors that could contribute to the implementation of their assigned recommendation (which was developed during the first Citywide meeting, C1).

Participants also described ways the actors could work together to implement that recommendation.

This work will be built upon the Citywide Meeting that is taking place at Cityhall on January 19, 2013.

Download the PDF here. (Participant work in RED text)

October 17, 2012


THINKAlex Survey!

Alexandrians! Meeting participants have called for an online venue to contribute to the THINKAlex Planning process. Please take the time to contribute to shaping Alexandria’s future.

Take the THINKAlex Survey HERE

We’ve also added a “Leave Feedback” section at the bottom of our homepage. Please feel free to express yourself there.

UPDATE: We have adjusted the wording on questions 9, 10, and 11 in response to comments on our Facebook page.

October 3, 2012


Interactive Survey Coming Soon!


We’ve taken you comments into account, and we have heard a desire for people to provide their comments online. We are in the process of developing a survey, and we should have it on the website and our Facebook page shortly.

Thank you for staying involved! Check back soon for the survey and more updates.

August 27, 2012 + events


Thank you to everyone who participated!

Thank you to everyone who participated at last Thursday’s Citywide meeting. It was great to see the citizens of Alexandria come out to support the creation of a better future for their city. The THINKAlex team is working on compiling the community’s responses and we should have something for your review in the coming weeks.

Check periodically to get updates on the project and see the work you have done so far. Stay informed! Tell your friends!

August 21, 2012 + events



Come to the first Citywide meeting this Thursday to shape the future of Alexandria. You will participate in a variety of engaging activities prepared by the THINKAlex team. We hope to see all of you there! Tell you friends!

August 7, 2012 + events


DRAFT Community Assessment Posted in the Review Section

The DRAFT Community Assessment has been posted in the Review section of The Assessment has been prepared to provide background information regarding the City of Alexandria. In this document, the city’s geography, history, demographics, and economics are profiled along with current city initiatives and planning processes. The version provided here is a draft. Changes will be made as new information becomes available or corrections are provided. Please feel free to post comments about the Community Assessment on our Facebook page.

August 6, 2012 + events


The First Citywide THINKAlex Meeting is right around the corner!

A couple of months ago during the first round of Neighborhood Meetings, your neighbors identified strengths and challenges for building a better Alexandria. On August 23rd at 6:00 pm inside City Hall, the first Citywide meeting will be held to build on the previous work and create a community vision for moving forward.

Join your neighbors around the table to work together and build a foundation for a resilient future!

Thursday, 23nd of August, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City Hall
915 3rd Street, Alexandria