The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Public School System (ACPS) are jointly developing a work program for a Long Range Educational Facilities Plan to improve facilities planning, accommodate the growing student population, and enhance educational programs and services. Learn more about this collaboration and efforts to address these issues.
What's Next Alexandria is a community conversation about civic engagement and planning for the future and how Alexandrians can best participate in the public decisions that shape the City. In this process, we will work together to reach agreement on the principles that will guide civic engagement and planning in Alexandria.
Implementation of the Beauregard Small Area Plan, adopted by City Council on June 16, 2012, is underway. On June 26, 2012 City Council adopted a resolution to establish the 11-member Beauregard Rezoning Advisory Group. City staff is reviewing a proposal to rezone some properties within the plan area to a Coordinated Development District and to adopt design guidlines. Visit the Beauregard Small Area Plan page for more information about the implementation efforts.
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.