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Small Area Plan: Dale City

​IntroductionAerial Map of the Dale City Expanded Small Area Plan

The Dale City small Area Plan is unique because it is refining several recent studies. The Dale City Sustainable Design Assessment Team and the Dale City Transportation and Land Use Connections grant projects have recently been completed. Each of these studies included public and stakeholder outreach in order to develop recommendations on how to maximize and improve existing communities in Dale City.

Project Methodology

The Small Area Plan process consists of the following tasks:

Task 1: Evaluate Existing Studies

Task 2: Draft the Following Sections of the Plan

  • Strategic plan implementation
  • Design guidelines
  • Economic development analysis
  • Updated the implementation and phasing plans

Task 3: Hold a PC Work Session

  • Present project draft and provide opportunity for review and comments from the public and the Planning Commission

Task 4: Hearing Process

  • Planning Commission hearing
  • Board of County Supervisors hearing

Benefit to Prince William County

The goal of this small area plan is to identify strategies to create opportunities to develop mixed-use communities in established areas of Dale City. Additionally, the plan will provide for improved pedestrian safety and connectivity and a sense of place. This plan will benefit Prince William County by ensuring long-tem economic and social viability through a series of achievable action strategies. This project will have the opportunity to address Prince William County's Strategic Plan goals and identify necessary improvements to the multi-modal transportation network with a focus on safety and connectivity. As a result of this study, the County also expects to highlight the potential for mixed-use communities, increased private sector investment, and improved transportation infrastructure.

Questions or comments

This page will be updated when meeting dates are scheduled. Questions, comments, or concerns may be submitted to the Planning Office at 703-792-7615, through the comment form, or by email to Ryan Foster, Community Development Manager, at


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