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Alexandria Master Plan (Small Area Plans & Citywide Chapters)

The Master Plan is made up of 18 Small Area Plans (SAPs) covering neighborhoods throughout the City, plus substantive chapters on topics of citywide relevancy, such as Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Transportation, and Open Space. The Alexandria Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on June 13, 1992, and chapters are updated and added on an ongoing basis as needed through Master Plan Amendments. As amendments are incorporated into the text of an area plan or substantive chapter, the revised document will be posted here.

Master Plans
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Small Area Plans

Alexandria West
Alexandria West Small Area Plan

The Alexandria West Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

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  • MPA93-0005 | Ordinance 3686
    Increase heights within Winkler CDD 
  • MPA95-0001 | Ordinance 3789
    5500 Sanger Ave, 5517 N Morgan; P to CDD 
  • MPA99-0002 | Ordinance 4098
    5401 Seminary Rd; RL to I; Coca-Cola 
  • MPA99-0009 | Ordinance 4098
    5188 Dawes Ave; RL to I; Coca-Cola 
  • MPA2012-0003 | Ordinace 4765
    Creation of the Beauregard Small Area Plan; Amend the boundaries of Alexandria West and Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill Small Area Plans  

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Beauregard Small Area Plan 

MPA2012-0003 | Ordinace 4765
Creation of Small Area Plan; Amend the boundaries of Alexandria West and Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill Small Area Plans 


Braddock Road Metro Station
Braddock Road Metro Station Small Area Plan

The Braddock Road Metro Station plan has been amended to include the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan and the Braddock East Master Plan (part of the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan removed land area from the Northeast Small Area Plan).

The Braddock Road Metro Station Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA93-0003 | Ordinance 3775
    1023 Queen St; RM to CL 
  • MPA93-0004 | Ordinance 3686
    638 N Alfred, 906 Wythe; RM to I 
  • MPA94-0003 | Ordinance 3739
    First St, N Fayette; CRMUH to OCH, Braddock Center Potomac Club  
  • MPA94-0005A | Ordinance 3789
    520 N Fayette; CRMUM to CRMUH  
  • MPA94-0006 | Ordinance 3789
    621 N Payne; CRMUM to CRMUH  
  • MPA96-0008 | Ordinance 3917
    1107-1111 Princess St; CL to RB; Habitat for Humanity 
  • MPA99-0007 | Ordinance 4070
    309 N Patrick St; RB to CL 
  • MPA99-0011 | Ordinance 4089
    300 N Henry St; CL to RM, Cromley Court  
  • MPA99-0012 | Ordinance 4122
    1224 Princess St; RM to RH with proffer, Hopkins House 
  • MPA2006-0005 | Ordinance 4524
    Incorporate Braddock Road Metro Neighborhood Plan into the SAP
  • MPA2007-0002 | Ordinance 4527
    Braddock Gateway; Change from OCM(50) and CRMU-H to CDD#15  
  • MPA2008-0005 | Ordinance 4574
    918 N Columbus St; Braddock East Master Plan. Removed area from North East SAP 
  • MPA2011-0008 | Ordinance 4752
    998 N Alfred St; Increase building height on building 37 from 50 to 60 ft. 

Eisenhower East
Eisenhower East Small Area Plan

The Eisenhower East Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No. 4293 on March 15, 2003 and amended by the following:

  • MPA93-0006 | Ordinance 3705*
    Hoffman - Increase in heights and densities 
  • MPA97-0007 | Ordinance 3970*
    2201 Eisenhower Ave; CDD; Mill Race 
  • MPA97-0008 | Ordinance 3988*
    2400 Eisenhower Ave; Hoffman, PTO 
  • MPA97-0009 | Ordinance 3983*
    2201 Eisenhower Ave; Affordable Housing Bonus Density 
  • MPA2002-0003 | Ordinance 4277*
    1700 Duke St; Office/Retail to Residential/Retail 
  • MPA2006-0002
    Eisenhower East SAP (removed land area from King Street/Eisenhower Avenue SAP)
  • MPA2007-0004 | Ordinance 4528
    ASA site  
  • MPA2008-0006 | Ordinance 4617
    2200 Mill Rd; Amend SAP  
  • MPA2009-0002
    2210 Eisenhower Ave; Amend heights for Hoffman 11 & 12  
  • MPA2009-0003 | Ordinance 4643
    Amend SAP to include a portion of Carlye Block P  
  • MPA2011-0003 | Ordinance 4736
    800 John Carlyle St; South Carlyle density transfer to Zell site  
  • MPA2011-0004 | Ordinance 4736
    South Carlyle density transfer from Block 30 to Block 26A; from Block 29 to 29B  
  • MPA2011-0005 | Ordinance 4758
    Hoffman Town Center - request to transfer density from Blocks 2 and 3 to Block 8  
  • MPA2012-0001 |
    Carlye Plaza Two - 760 John Carlyle St, 1700 & 1800 Eisenhower Ave, and 340 Hooffs Run Dr  

Fairlington/Bradlee
Fairlington/Bradlee Small Area Plan

The Fairlington/Bradlee Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA97-0001 | Ordinance 3950
    3408 King St, 1205 N Quaker Ln; CG to I,
    I to RM, Oakland Baptist Church
     
  • MPA2001-0002 | Ordinance 4234
    1407-1499 W Braddock Rd; I to CSL, Lindsay 
  • MPA2001-0003 | Ordinance 4234
    1601-1608 Osage; OC to CSL, Lindsay 
  • MPA2011-0007 | Ordinance 4753
    3526 King St; rezone from CG to OC with proffers  

King Street/Eisenhower Ave
King Street/Eisenhower Avenue Small Area Plan

The King Street/Eisenhower Avenue Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA92-0014 - Cameron Center CDD height increase 
  • MPA94-0005 | Ordinance 3739
    1400-1454 Duke St, 301 S West; OCM100 to OCM50, heights  
  • MPA94-0007 | Ordinance 3739
    2901 Eisenhower Ave; CDD heights, Cameron Center CDD  
  • MPA96-0003 | Ordinance 3879
    2425 Mill Rd, 2000 Eisenhower Ave; OCH and CDD1 to CDD2, Hoffman  
  • MPA98-0003 | Ordinance 4030
    5-year update 
  • MPA99-0005 | Ordinance 4086
    1460 Duke St; OCM to OCH, Marriott  
  • MPA99-0014 | Ordinance 4086
    1950 Duke St; Change CDD guidelines, Carlyle PTO  
  • MPA2002-0003 | Ordinance 4277
    1700 Duke Street; Change from office to retail use to residential to retail use  
  • MPA2003-0002 | Ordinance 4293
    Creation of Eisenhower East SAP; deleted land area from KS/EA Small Area Plan 

Landmark/Van Dorn
Landmark/Van Dorn Small Area Plan 

The Landmark/Van Dorn SAP has been amended to include the Landmark Van Dorn Corridor Plan. (This is a very large file. To download the Plan chapter by chapter, please go to the Landmark Van Dorn project page). 

The Landmark/Van Dorn Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended the following:

  • MPA93-0007 | Ordinance 3686
    430-450 Pickett St; ITT Commercial. CG to CSL 
  • MPA95-0006 | Ordinance 3860
    5010 Duke St; CDD guidelines for Cameron Station  
  • MPA96-0001 | Ordinance 3879
    5001 Eisenhower Ave; UT to OCM100, US PTO  
  • MPA98-0006 | Ordinance 4030
    5010 Duke St; Add school to uses in Cameron Station CDD 
  • MPA2008-0007 | Ordinance 4578
    631 & 641 S Pickett St; CG & I to CDD#17  
  • MPA2008-0008 | Ordinance 4598
    Amend the SAP  
  • MPA2012-0002
    100 S Pickett St; rezone from CG to CRMU-M 

Northeast
Northeast Small Area Plan

The Northeast Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA2005-0004 | Ordinance 4430
    800-820 Slaters Ln; CSL to RC,
    Diamond-Slaters
     
  • MPA2008-0005 | Ordinance 4574
    918 N Columbus St; Braddock East Master Plan.
    Removed area from Northeast SAP 

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North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan

The North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinace 4673 on June 12, 2010.

  • MPA2010-0002 | Ordinance 4673
    Creation of North Potomac Yard SAP 

Northridge/Rosemont
Northridge/Rosemont Small Area Plan

The Northeast Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:
 


Old Town
Old Town Small Area Plan

The Old Town Small Area Plan has been amended to include the Hunting Creek Area Plan. 

The Old Town Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended to include the following:
 

  • MPA92-0002 | Ordinance 3630
    601 Wilkes St; CD to RM 
  • MPA92-0003 | Ordinance 3630
    121 S Columbus St; RM to CD  
  • MPA93-0001 | Ordinance 3686
    Old Town Restaurant Policy 
  • MPA96-0006 | Ordinance 3899
    310-310A S Columbus St; RM to CD  
  • MPA97-0003 | Ordinance 3956
    323 N Washington St; RM to CD 
  • MPA98-0003 | Ordinance 4030
    5-year update 
  • MPA2002-0004 | Ordinance 4287
    409 N Pitt St; RM to CRMU-X/Residential, Madden Homes 
  • MPA2004-0001 | Ordinance 4374
    1323 Duke St; Harambee from CD to CRMU/L 
  • MPA2005-0003 | Ordinance 4426
    Hunting Creek as an addendum to SAP  
  • MPA2011-0001 | Ordinance 4749
    Creation of Waterfront SAP; amend boundaries of OTN and OT SAPs  

Old Town North
Old Town North Small Area Plan

The Old Town North Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA92-0010
    728-734 N Saint Asaph; Change in allowable FAR in CDX land use designation 
  • MPA94-0003A | Ordinance 3805
    1200 N Pitt St; OC to CDX, Pitt St Station  
  • MPA98-0005 | Ordinance 4030
    Master Plan Update 
  • MPA2002-0004 | Ordinance 4287
    409 N Pitt St; RM to CRMU-X/Residential, Madden Homes 
  • MPA2011-0001 | Ordinance 4749
    Creation of Waterfront SAP; amend boundaries of OTN and OT SAPs  
  • MPA2011-0002 | Ordinance 4733
    716, 717, 723, 735 N. St. Asaph St, 716 N Pitt St; Rezone from CD to CDD#20 
  •    MPA2013-0004
    700 & 710 N. Washington St.; Rezone from CD-X/ to CRMU-X

The Old Town North Urban Design Guidelines were adopted by City Council in 1994


Potomac West
Potomac West Small Area Plan

The Potomac West SAP has been amended to include the Arlandria Neighborhood Plan, the Upper Potomac West Task Force Report and the Mount Vernon Avenue Business Area Plan. 

The Potomac West Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA94-0004A | Ordinance 3805
    3200-3306 Mt. Vernon Ave; CSL, CG, and RH to RM  
  • MPA94-0010 | Ordinance 3767
    3200 Mt. Vernon Ave, 3699 Russell Rd; P to RM  
  • MPA94-0009 | Ordinance 3767
    3110 Mt. Vernon Ave; RH to CRMUM 
  • MPA96-0007 | Ordinance 3910
    3800-3804 Jefferson Davis Hwy; Allow auto dealership in CDD  
  • MPA98-0003 | Ordinance 4030
    5-year update  
  • MPA2002-0001 | Ordinance 4253
    111 E Reed; RB and CSL to CRMU-M with proffer 
  • MPA2002-0002 | Ordinance 4261
    2100 Mt. Vernon Ave; R-2-5 to CL with proffer  
  • MPA2003-0001 | Ordinance 4309
    Amend SAP for Safeway/Datatel site 
  • MPA2003-0005 | Ordinance 4309
    Arlandria SAP, Upper Potomac West Task Force, CDD#12, amendments to NR zone  
  • MPA2005-0001 | Ordinance 4398
    Amend the Potomac West SAP to include the Mount Vernon Avenue Business Area Plan 
  • MPA2009-0005 | Ordinance 4687
    3110 Mt. Vernon Ave - The Calvert; Eliminating a proffer that limits commercial/residential mixed use.
     

Potomac Yard/Potomac Greens 
Potomac Yard/Potomac Greens Small Area Plan 

The Potomac Yard/Potomac Greens Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA92-0015
    Change CDD principles 
  • MPA95-0004 | Ordinance 3836
    Piggyback Yard and Slater's Lane'; RB to CRMU-L 
  • MPA95-0005 | Ordinance 3836
    3601 Jefferson Davis Hwy; I to UT along Metro right-of-way 
  • MPA99-0004 | Ordinance 4076
    Amend CDD guidleiines  
  • MPA2005-0004 |
    800 Slaters Lane; rezone from CSL to RC with proffers  
  • MPA2006-0006 |
    Potomac Yard Fire Station 
  • MPA2008-0003 | Ordinance 4571
    2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy; Office density transfer from Landbay J and L to Landbay H; revise use map and height limits  
  • MPA2010-0002 | Ordinance 4673
    Creation of North Potomac Yard SAP 
  • MPA2010-0004 | Ordinance 4710 Increase height limits in Landbay H 

Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill
Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill Small Area Plan

The Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA94-0002 | Ordinance 3744
    3750 Duke St; RL to RM 
  • MPA94-0007A | Ordinance 3789
    3518-3520 Duke St; CL to CRMUH 
  • MPA94-0009A | Ordinance 3789
    4401 W Braddock Rd; INST to P  
  • MPA97-0004 | Ordinance 4046
    4500 Wheeler Ave; UT to I  
  • MPA99-0006 | Ordinance 4051
    4001 Eisenhower Ave; Animal Shelter  
  • MPA2003-0004 | Ordinance 4325
    3517-3551 Duke St; RL to RM and heights from 35' to 45' 
  • MPA2003-0009 | Ordinance 4323
    3801 W Braddock Rd; P and O to INST 
  • MPA2012-0003 | Ordinace 4765
    Creation of Beauregard Small Area Plan; Amend the boundaries of Alexandria West and Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill Small Area Plans 

Soutwest Quadrant
Southwest Quadrant Small Area Plan

The Southwest Quadrant Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA96-0004 | Ordinance 3879
    409 S Henry, 324 S West, 403 S Payne, 1423 Wilkes
    Old Town Village; Increase density and heights
     
  • MPA2010-0001 | Ordinance 4674
    1001 S Washington St; CL to POS 

Taylor Run/Duke Street
Taylor Run/Duke Street Small Area Plan

The Taylor Run/Duke Street Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No.3576 on June 13, 1992 and amended by the following:

  • MPA97-0001 | Ordinance 3950
    3408 King St, 1205 N Quaker Ln; CG to I, I to RM 
  • MPA2003-0010 | Ordinance 4338
    3330 King St; rezone from POS to R-20 
  • MPA2007-0003
    2600 Business Center Dr; I to POS  
  • MP2008-0002 | Ordinance 4552
    3000 and 3001 Business Center Dr; Increase height limits in SAP, DASH bus facility 

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Waterfront Small Area Plan

The Waterfront Small Area Plan was adopted by Ordinance No. 4749 on February 25, 2012

  • MPA2011-0001 | Ordinance 4749
    Creation of Waterfront SAP; Amend boundaries of Old Town and Old Town North Small Area Plans 

Citywide Chapters of the Master Plan


Past Master Plans

  • The P&Z Reference Page has master plans and other policy documents from the past.

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