What's Next Alexandria?

What's Next Alexandria, the City's 2012 – 2013 civic engagement initiative, culminated in City Council’s adoption of Resolution 2597, establishing Civic Engagement Principles and supporting processes as set forth in the What’s Next Alexandria Handbook for Civic Engagement, to guide Alexandria’s public decision-making processes. This page functions as a gateway for the community to find information and involvement opportunities on active citywide projects and initiatives.

Page updated on May 24, 2016 at 2:05 PM


Visit AlexEngage, the City's online civic engagement forum, to view current and closed engagement opportunities on city-wide topics.

Current topics:

  • Long Term Control Plan Update for the City’s Combined Sewer System - Provide your feedback on the framework of the Long Term Control Plan Update for the City's Combined Sewer System. Comments received by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 will inform the final plan to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in August.
  • Alexandria Waterfront Implementation - Common Elements - Provide your input on the design guidelines for the Waterfront implementation common elements. Comments received by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 will inform the selection on lighting to be presented to the Board of Architectural Review.

Active Planning Projects

Active Development Projects 

  • Citywide Development Projects
    Information about commercial and residential development projects in the city. For more information about any of these projects, please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703.746.4666.
  • Planning and Development Viewer
    Find active planning efforts, development project case information, zoning, and Special Use Permit (SUP) documentation.

Ways to Get Involved or Find Info

About What's Next Alexandria

Learn more about the City’s 2012-2013 What’s Next Alexandria process, the initiative for improving and expanding civic engagement in Alexandria.  

Questions or suggestions? 

Contact Katherine Carraway, 703.746.3855 or katherine.carraway@alexandriava.gov.