Development Division

The Development Division works to retain and enhance Alexandria's quality of life by ensuring that development proposals are consistent with the City's 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, ensuring that the community is kept informed and encouraged to participate.

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Braddock Gateway 
The Dalton, or Phase 1 of this 3-phase project in the Braddock Metro Neighborhood at First and Fayette Streets, was recently completed and occupied. Phase 2 is anticipated to begin construction mid-2019 and will include a mixed-use building with 258 residential units, including four committed affordable rental units, approximately 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and a 2/3-acre community park. Plans for the third and final phase of Braddock Gateway have been submitted for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council, which include two building footprints comprising 336,000 square feet, 370 residential units (including four committed affordable units), and approximately 2,400 square feet of ground floor retail. 

    Active and Recent Development Projects and Future Development Areas


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      Contact Us

      Department of Planning and Zoning
      Development Division
      301 King Street, Suite 2100
      Alexandria, Virginia 22314       (map)
      Phone: 703.746.4666
      Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

      All Development Staff can be reached at the above phone number:

      • Femi Adelakun, Urban Planner
      • Sara Brandt-Vorel, Urban Planner
      • Maya Contreras, Principal Planner
      • Bill Cook, Urban Planner
      • Anna Franco, Urban Planner
      • Stephanie Free, Urban Planner
      • Dirk Geratz, Principal Planner
      • Abigail Harwell, Urban Planner
      • Nathan Imm, Principal Planner 
      • Rob Kerns, Division Chief 
      • Carson Lucarelli, Urban Planner
      • Catherine Miliaras, Acting Principal Planner
      • Nathan Randall, Urban Planner  
      • Michael Swidrak, Urban Planner