Land Use and Zoning
Find resources and information pertaining to zoning regulations, assistance for property owners and small businesses, requirements for special use permits, and learn about the City’s zoning initiatives.
Page updated on January 25, 2023 at 9:40 AM
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Small Business Zoning
This page provides updated regulations related to small business permits as well as resources for existing and prospective businesses.
Small Business Zoning
Accessory Dwelling Units
The City approved an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) policy to help expand housing options, affordability and accessibility in Alexandria neighborhoods.
Alexandria's ADU Policy
This initiative addressed co-living options, affordability and accessibility in Alexandria neighborhoods.
Co-living initiative planning process
Small Cell Wireless Facilities
City policy and background information pertaining to small cell antennas in the public right-of-way.
Learn about the application and review process for small cell facilities.
Retail Wayfinding for King Street
The City installed new permanent sign structures at corners along King Street in Old Town to direct pedestrians to businesses on the side streets.
Find out how to participate
This process proposes to update the 'accessory apartment' provision in the Zoning Ordinance including rebranding it to 'auxiliary dwelling'.
This process proposes a text amendment to Section 7-700 of the Zoning Ordinance. For more information and to provide input, visit the project website.
Information for Small Businesses
Board of Zoning Appeals
Additional Resources and Information
- Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
- City of Alexandria Business Tax Branch - business licenses and taxation
- Confederate Street Renaming Pilot Program Policy and Procedures
- Criteria for Rezoning without a Master Plan Study (Adopted by City Council 12/18/10)
- Glossary of Planning Terms
- Planning and Zoning Applications
- Street Naming and Renaming Policy - June 2020
Contact the Land Use Services Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning, 703.746.4333.