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.

Page updated on Sep 21, 2017 at 2:40 PM

What's New

  • Spring 2017 West End Development Bulletin
    The West End Bulletin is published by the Department of Planning and Zoning three times per year. Projects featured in the newsletter are west of Quaker Lane in the city's West End.
  • National Industries for the BlindNational Industries of the Blind

    The nearly one-acre site for the new National Industries for the Blind headquarters is located on the northwest corner of Potomac Avenue and E. Glebe Road. The building will anchor the “Town Center” section of Potomac Yard and is located across from the site of the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. The site includes approximately 90,000 square feet of office and medical office and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The building is currently under construction with occupancy anticipated in 2018. 

  • Carlyle Plaza Two: South Residential Tower CarlyleSouthResidentialTower112916(1)

    The south residential building is the first phase of Carlyle Plaza Two, a development plan originally approved in June 2012 that will ultimately include four towers with a mix of residential, office, and the option for a hotel. The proposed south residential building is a 34-story tower and parking garage which includes a 4-story low-rise townhome liner building. A portion of the parking garage will include an elevated green roof, which will connect to the new recreation field adjacent to Alexandria Renew. The site is bounded by Holland Lane to the east and Bartholomew Street to the west. The tower is oriented so the long facades face east and west. Construction of the approximately 400,000 square foot building and 105,000 sf garage is anticipated to begin in FY 2018.    

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 22313 (map)
    Phone: 703.746.4666
    Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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

    • Sara Brandt-Vorel, Urban Planner
    • Maya Contreras, Principal Planner
    • Bill Cook, Urban Planner
    • Stephanie Free, Urban Planner
    • Dirk Geratz, Principal Planner
    • Nathan Imm, Urban Planner 
    • Rob Kerns, Division Chief 
    • Ryan Price, Urban Planner
    • Nathan Randall, Urban Planner
    • Michael Swidrak, Urban Planner
    • Gary Wagner, Principal Planner