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Plans, Studies and Projects

Get information about past, present and future planning initiatives from long-range neighborhood plans to programs for small businesses and residents by visiting this page.

Small Area Plans and Special Studies 

The City's Master Plan is made up of 18 Small Area Plans covering neighborhoods throughout the city, as well as other city-wide relevant chapters. The City periodically amends existing plans or creates new plans, or conducts special studies related to a planning/land use topic through a public process.  The Long Range Interdepartmental Planning Work Program, approved by City Council each year, reflects the City's current and future planning efforts. The following plans and studies are currently underway:   


Development Projects

Development projects are carefully reviewed by City staff, the Planning Commission and the City Council to ensure compatibility with the City's Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other design and technical guidelines. Staff of the Development Division serve as project managers and coordinate with other City staff throughout the development review process. The following are some of the development projects under review. Visit the Development page for more information .


Plans in Active Implementation Phase

The process of implementing an approved plan or program may take years, and is often a collaborative process between City staff and the community. The following are plans and programs that are currently in the active implementation phase.


Policies/Studies Complete

The following are plans, policies and studies that have been approved or completed in recent years. Visit the Master Plan page for approved Small Area Plans (neighborhood plans) and City-wide chapters.  


Alexandria Master Plan

This page provides links to the City's Small Area Plans and City Element Chapters of the Master Plan

Planning Reference Documents

This page provides links to past plans, policy documents and planning studies in the City and the region.