Facilitation Office Business Services

Page updated on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Whether you are looking to open a new business in the City of Alexandria or expanding your existing business we are here to help you navigate the process and make the best decisions for your business! Services we offer include:

  • Single point of contact throughout the project
  • Provide a courtesy analysis to determine the code requirements of the tenant space you want to use. Please contact the facilitation office to find out the information you need to provide for the courtesy analysis. Before you even sign a lease we can help determine critical issues such as 
    • Use group according to Virginia Code
    • Estimated occupant load
    • Is a sprinkler system required? 
    • Are the existing exits sufficient? 
    • Are more bathrooms required?
  • Provide an outline of the process from start to finishing; including which Departments will be involved and the typical timeline for your project
  • Facilitate interdepartmental coordination to help reduce potential obstacles and project issues
  • Help you determine if you need a permit and what types of permits you need
  • Explain documents and drawings required for permits