The City of Alexandria is best known for its historic neighborhoods, but recent years have seen an influx in new development and increased retail, commercial, and residential activity around transit stations. A quick trip around the city shows signs of new construction, prosperity, and economic vitality. Three goals guide the City in planning development: expanding the commercial tax base to generate revenue to provide City programs and services; continuing the City’s commitment to provide housing for all income levels; and nurturing a strong, diverse, and growing local economy that supports local businesses.
The Washington, D.C., metro area continues to be one of the most sought-after places in the country for investment and development, and the City of Alexandria has unique opportunities for developers who possess a commitment to high quality and design. Much of the recent and future development in the City is concentrated in five development hotspots: Potomac Yard, Carlyle/East Eisenhower, Landmark/Van Dorn, Beauregard, and the Waterfront. Click on the links below to see maps of each area and learn more about identified, proposed, approved, and under-construction developments.