Eisenhower West Small Area Plan
The 18-month planning process featured extensive community engagement and input. The resulting plan is infused with a community-based, sustainable vision for the area’s future. The plan’s goal is to transform Eisenhower West into a vibrant, connected, transit-oriented community that leverages the Van Dorn Metrorail Station and is an integral part of the City’s Eisenhower Valley economic engine.
Six new neighborhoods are envisioned, featuring a dense and dynamic mix of uses with high-quality parks and public spaces, and an enhanced multi-modal transportation network with a refined grid of complete streets.
Forward-thinking recommendations include an Innovation neighborhood, where residential is mixed with light industrial, small commercial, and high-tech. maker spaces; and the revitalization of Backlick Run into a connective greenway that helps manage stormwater naturally.
The plan also explores using the existing waste-to-energy plant to generate Combined Heat-Power, and using reclaimed nonpotable water from the local water treatment facility to supply buildings and the waste-to-energy plant’s cooling needs.