Projects & Plans: Neighborhoods

Information about neighborhood projects in the City.

Page updated on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:22 PM


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The Alexandria Master Plan is made up of 18 Small Area Plans covering neighborhoods throughout the city, plus substantive chapters on topics of citywide relevancy, such as Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Transportation, and Open Space. The Alexandria Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on June 13, 1992, and chapters are added or updated on an ongoing basis as needed through Master Plan Amendments. Any revisions will be posted on this page.


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Citywide Park Planning Beginning in October 2012, The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is undertaking a nine month public outreach process to inform Management Framework Plans for the City’s large multi use Parks.


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The Arlandria Neighborhood Plans were adopted by City Council in 2003 to build on Arlandria's strength as a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood. This page provides background information as well as details on Arlandria Action Plan implementation activities.


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On April 13, 2013, City Council voted to approve the zoning that begins the process of implementing the 2012 Beauregard Small Area Plan. Approval documents, including the CDD #21 and #22 Rezoning Staff Report, CDD Conditions, CDD Concept Plans and the Beauregard Urban Design Standards and Guidelines are available on this page.


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The Alexandria City Council approved the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan on March 15, 2008 and in 2009 established the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Advisory Group to assist City staff in implementing the recommendations of both the Braddock Metro Neighborhood and Braddock East plans. Background information as well as current implementation efforts can be found on this page.


As approved in City Council’s FY 2017 Long Range Work Program, this planning process will evaluate and recommend updates to the 2003 Eisenhower East Small Area Plan to ensure the area’s long term success as one of the city's key economic development engines.


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The Eisenhower West Small Area Plan, adopted by City Council on November 14, 2015, provides a framework to guide the development of the 620-acre plan area over the next 25 years. See below for information and background materials on the 18-month planning process.


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The Landmark / Van Dorn Corridor Plan was approved by the City Council on February 21, 2009. This page provides links to the plan documents and includes meeting notes and presentations from community and advisory group meetings held during the development of the plan.


In 2015, the North Potomac Yard developer representative indicated a desire to begin the process for redevelopment of North Potomac Yard, which may necessitate amendments to the 2010 North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan and Design Standards. The developer intends to meet the intent of the existing Plan. A North Potomac Yard Advisory Group, established by City Council in February 2016, will serve as the community engagement forum to review the Plan and proposed amendments.


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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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On June 23, 2015, the City Council approved the City's Fiscal Year 2016 Long Range Interdepartmental Work Program. Included in the Work Program is an effort to develop an update to the 1992 Old Town North Small Area Plan. This current planning process began in September 2015 with the appointment of an Advisory Group, and will extend approximately 18 months to January 2017 when Plan adoption is anticipated.


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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