Project Updates

  • Monday, November 18, 2019

    Staff engaged with DLR in a visioning session to determine their priorities for the new building.

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 

    Alexandria City Council voted unanimously on Saturday to allow Alexandria City Public Schools to update and use the old Patrick Henry Elementary School facility as temporary swing space for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School students while a new school is being built at the MacArthur site.

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    The Alexandria City Planning Commission unanimously approved permitting documents that will allow ACPS to use the old Patrick Henry School as temporary swing space for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School students. By approving a Special Use Amendment (DSUP), the Commission is saying that the design plans, including parking, are acceptable and the two schools can be co-located.

    Saturday, November 9, 2019

    A community wide visioning session was held in the library at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School. The DLR Group shared videos and led exercises meant to help community members develop a shared vision for the new school. View the power point presentation.Thursday, November, 7, 2019                                                                                                                                                 Group Exercise on Values

    The Alexandria City Planning Commission unanimously approved permitting documents that will allow ACPS to use the old Patrick Henry School as temporary swing space for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School students. By approving a Special Use Amendment (DSUP), the Commission is saying that the design plans, including parking, are acceptable and the two schools can be co-located.

    Monday, November 4, 2019: Douglas MacArthur Advisory Group Meeting

    On November 4, the Douglas MacArthur Advisory Group held their first meeting with the DLR Group, the architects and designers of the new school building, and ACPS. After introductions and a description of roles, the DLR Group presented a summary from the listening session held with the larger community the previous week. 

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Community Meeting

    ACPS held a Kick Off event for the Douglas MacArthur community to meet the architects who will be leading the redesign and build of the new elementary school. They held a mini-visioning session and introduced the Douglas MacArthur Advisory Group members who were in attendance.