The Development Division oversees all development proposals in the City from single-family homes to large projects such as Potomac Yard. Our City is a diverse and attractive place to live and work, and the Development Division works to retain and enhance Alexandria's quality of life by ensuring that development proposals:
- Are consistent with the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance,
- consist of the highest quality building design, urban design and site planning, and
- provide an overall public benefit.
To meet these challenges, the Division employs a rigorous and responsive development review process, public education, and participation with residents and civic groups.
NEW! Development Review Process Brochure
Check out our new brochure that explains the City’s Development Process in straightforward, easy-to-understand language. The purpose of the brochure is to explain the process by which new development projects are reviewed by City staff for presentation to the Planning Commission and City Council. The brochure provides information about the various steps in the review process, from Concept to Preliminary to Final plans and then on to building permits.
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