Projects & Plans: Development

Information about commercial and residential development projects in the City.

Page updated on Jan 18, 2016 at 1:18 PM


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Development projects which are currently under review by City staff can be found on this page. The information provided is not considered legal notice. For more information about any of these projects please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703.746.4666.


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The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority has initiated a process to redevelop five sites in its portfolio based on its 2012-2022 Strategic Plan. The City of Alexandria is partnering with ARHA in its community engagement process for RFP#14-02.


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The Carlyle/Eisenhower East Design Review Board reviews development applications specific to the area for compliance with the 2003 Eisenhower East Small Area Plan and 2006 Eisenhower East Design Guidelines. The Board makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council through the Director of Planning and Zoning. This page includes background materials and upcoming Review Board meeting information.


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The Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns most of the Landmark Mall site, has submitted plans to the City of Alexandria for redevelopment of the portion of Landmark Mall between the existing Sears and Macy’s stores. Visit this page for more information about the redevelopment proposal, public meetings, or to comment on the plan.


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The Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Plan, approved by City Council January 2016, establishes a long-term vision and framework for the planning area. It addresses future infrastructure, land uses, building heights, design standards, open space, and affordable housing, and is intended to guide public and private investment. The Advisory Group recommended approval of the Plan in September 2015 and held its final meeting in December 2015. See below for information on the planning process.


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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released a solicitation for bid in 2015 for the Royal Street Bus Garage. The RFP includes the Development Principles created by the City’s Royal Street Bus Garage Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, the stakeholder group established by City Council to provide guidance to the City and WMATA regarding the redevelopment of the site. Learn more about this process and upcoming developments in the project.


Potomac Yard comprises 295 acres of mixed-use commercial and residential development and is home to the Potomac Yard Retail Center. For planning purposes, the Yard is divided into two areas, North and South Potomac Yard, and features office, residential, and hotel and retail uses. Visit this page to learn about the past and current planning processes for Potomac Yard, including the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway Projects.


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The Waterfront Plan, approved by the City Council in January 2012, is a 20-30 year vision for the area extending from Third Street (Tidelock Park) on the north to Wolfe Street (Shipyard/Harborside Park) on the south. The Phase I landscape and flood mitigation design for implementation of the Waterfront Plan was approved on June 14, 2014 by the City Council.

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