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Current Plans, Studies and Projects

Get information about past, present and future planning initiatives from long-range neighborhood plans to programs for small businesses and residents by visiting this page.

Questions about this page? Call 703.746.3844 or send us an email.

Small Area Plans and Special Studies 

The City's Master Plan is made up of 18 Small Area Plans covering neighborhoods throughout the City, plus other City-wide relevant chapters. The City periodically amends existing plans or creates new plans, or conducts special studies related to a planning/land use topic through a public process.  The FY2015 Interdepartmental Work Program approved by City Council in June 2014 reflects the City's current and future planning efforts. In FY15, the following plans and studies are underway:   

Development Projects

Development projects are carefully reviewed by City staff, the Planning Commission and the City Council to ensure compatability with the City's Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other design and technical guidelines. Staff of the Development Division serve as project managers and coordinate with other City staff throughout the development review process. The following are some of the development projects under review. Visit the Development page for more information .

Plans in Active Implementation Phase

The process of implementing an approved plan or program may take years, and is often a colloborative process between City staff and the community. The following are plans and programs that are currently in the active implementation phase.

 Policies/Studies Complete

The following are plans, policies and studies that have been approved or completed in recent years. Visit the Master Plan page for approved Small Area Plans (neighborhood plans) and City-wide chapters.  

Planning Reference Documents

  • Alexandria Master Plan - Current: This page provides links to the City's Small Area and City Element Chapters of the Master Plan
  • Reference - Archive: This page provides links to past plans, policy documents and planning studies in the City and the region.