The Alexandria Planning Commission is a seven-member decision-making body appointed by City Council. The Planning Commission makes recommendations of approval or denial to City Council for special use permits, development special use permits, request for vacations of or encroachments on public right-of-way, rezonings, master plan amendments, zoning text amendments and other requests. The Planning Commission has the authority to approve or deny requests for subdivision of land or development site plans. Members also represent the Planning Commission on other boards or commissions such as the Transportation Commission.
Planning Commission Meetings
The Alexandria Planning Commission meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except August) in Alexandria's City Hall, Council Chambers. Beginning with the September 2013 hearing, Planning Commission meetings will begin at 7:00 pm.
Tools and Resources
The Planning Commission held a retreat on Friday, July 26, 2013, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM, at the Alexandria Police Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA.
The purpose of the retreat was for the Planning Commission to discuss 1) Procedural matters including the Planning Commission’s approach to its schedule, outreach with the community, committee assignments; 2) Planning Commissions Goals and Policies; and 3) updates on major ongoing projects. The meeting was open for the public to attend. To view video of the retreat, click here.