On February 25, 2012 City Council adopted the Waterfront Small Area Plan
. The Plan provides a framework for revitalizing Alexandria’s waterfront through several means, including: incorporating Alexandria’s history as a foundation for planning and design, expanding and enhancing public open spaces, improving public access and connectivity, promoting the waterfront as an arts and cultural destination, ensuring compatible development. Find more information about efforts to meet the Plan's goals and recommendations, and information regarding the Waterfront Commission
established by City Council in April 2012.
Get information about the City’s zoning regulations including residential infill regulations that apply to new houses, residential additions, front porches and garages. Find out about permits for King Street Outdoor Dining and A-frame signs, and resources for small businesses and home occupations.
There are several historic districts in the City including the Parker Gray and Old and Historic Districts. Find out more about the historic districts, the types of requests that are reviewed by staff and the Boards of Architectural Review and what makes Alexandria’s Historic Districts truly unique. Recent projects under review in the Parker Gray and Old and Historic Districts include the Jefferson-Houston Elementary School Redevelopment
and the Carr Hospitality proposal at 220 S. Union Street
Get access to a variety of downloadable GIS maps of Alexandria, interact with several dynamic maps online, or learn more about the City's GIS operations.