Want to get involved in Alexandria? Here are two easy steps: 

Zoning for Housing & Housing for All

What's happening now:

The City of Alexandria is bundling efforts to address our housing crisis by combining two initiatives: Zoning for Housing, and Housing for All.

On September 5 staff presented their recommendations to a joint session of City Council and the Planning Commission. The policy proposals are available online now, and you can read our response here.

The proposals are a strong first step, but there's also a lot of room for improvement to ensure Alexandria's future as a welcoming, affordable, and sustainable community.

You can help! Sign up to write a letter supporting more impactful reforms, and RSVP to attend upcoming outreach events!

Launched in 2019, Zoning for Housing has been a work-in-progress for years. The final round of community input and public hearings will occur throughout Fall, 2023. RSVP now to attend with fellow YIMBYs and advocate for more homes in Alexandria:

Other Projects

Alexandria West Planning

The City is engaging in an 18-month planning process to create a shared vision for the future of Alexandria West. Join us to advocate for a plan that prioritizes inclusive engagement, housing affordability, and accessible transportation. More information here.

Attend the next Community Meeting
Wed., 9/27 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School

PRGS Redevelopment in Old Town North

Hilco Redevelopment Partners plan to convert the old Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS) into a new mixed-use neighborhood in Old Town North. Follow along and advocate for a project that brings as much desperately-needed housing to Alexandria's thriving urban core as possible. Project information online here.

Landmark Redevelopment

Learn more about the plans for the redevelopment of Landmark Mall into a vibrant, mixed-use hub for Alexandria's West End. Project information is online here.

Attend the next community update meeting.
Wed. Sept. 13, 6:00 pm
Virtual only. Registration info to come.

Duke Street in Motion

As Alexandria's primary east-west corridor, Duke Street is essential to enabling people to move throughout our community. Project info here. 

After two years of public engagement and hours of public comment, on June 27 Council unanimously approved the Advisory Group's recommendations for a safer, more sustainable, and more equitable Duke Street - a victory for YIMBYs, our partners, and all Alexandrians.

The project has advanced to the design phase.