Resilient land use and development
When considering an appropriate and resilient land use arrangement for the City of Alexandria, the dual character of its role must be considered. While it is the hometown of almost 50,000 residents, it is also the regional hub for an eight parish area and provides access to shopping, entertainment, employment, and medical care for the surrounding rural communities. Serving this dual role provides both conflict and opportunities.
To be truly resilient, the City of Alexandria must successfully address both roles to plan for future development. Its regional stature generates economic resources that are critical to continued improvements and quality growth but should not be allowed to dominate social and environmental considerations. Regional natural and constructed environmental constraints must be seriously considered and should be drivers behind limiting certain types of growth and development.