Old Town Business and Professional Association (OTBPA) is an association of businesses which shares common interests and concerns. Its purpose is to provide networking, advocacy, and marketing opportunities for its members and to publicize the area as a progressive business district in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

OTBPA represents all of the business districts located east of Alexandria Union Station to the river and includes all of the business districts located from the northern to the southern boundaries of the City of Alexandria.
















Call for Application/Nominations for the Old Town North Small Area Plan Advisory Group 

The City will formally begin a new Old Town North Small Area Plan planning process in fall 2015.  In preparation, the City Council adopted Resolution 2682 on June 23, 2015 establishing categories for an Old Town North Advisory Group. As noted in the Old Town North Small Area Plan Application and Nomination Processes document, the City is seeking applications and nominations for the 16-member Advisory Group. Working with staff, and other professionals, the Advisory Group will assist the City with recommendations pertaining to plan content including vision, principles, framework and with outreach activities.   

 The Advisory Group is anticipated to meet at least once a month with the actual schedule determined in an initial organizing meeting to be scheduled in September. The full planning process is anticipated to take 18 months from September 2015 to January 2017.

 The City seeks to fill 10 slots through the Application process.

Old Town North Resident Representatives (5)
Old Town North Business Representatives (2)
Old Town North Redevelopment Sites/Property Owners (3)

 Application forms for these 10 slots must be submitted to Nancy Williams at nancy.williams@alexandriava.gov, Department of Planning and Zoning, by 9:00 a.m. on August 17, 2015

The remaining 6 of the 16 slots are commission/board seats, and nominations for those seats will be submitted by the chair of the respective commission/board, with a due date for nominations of July 31, 2015.

 The selection and appointment of all seats will be made by the City Manager. 

 More information related to this process can be found on the Old Town North Small Area Plan webpage or by contacting Nancy Williams, Principal Planner, nancy.williams@alexandriava.gov; 703.746.3858.

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale


Saturday, August 1st at 9 a.m. | Sunday, August 2nd at 11 a.m.
Metered Parking is free on both days; Parking is free in City garages on Saturday. The King Street Trolley will operate at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Visit Alexandria is handling the Permits for both Old Town & Del Ray business locations for this sale. As part of those permit requirements:
There must be a consistent 5-foot walkway between the curb and where your setup begins so that there is a clear pedestrian walkway.
NO electrical hookups, tenting, extension cords or wires.
No food may be sold outside with the exception of bottled/sealed drinks like water.
There must be a clear full-door entrance and exit from each door to the sidewalk.
Businesses will be added to the Sidewalk Sale webpage on the Visit Alexandria website as they come in; page will go live JUNE 22nd. Press Release will be sent in late June/early July. Promotional materials will be available for pickup at the Visitors Center in early July - exact date will be sent to participants as soon as it is known.

Download the pdf by clicking here-Retail Series Flyer 7 21.pdf

Congratulations to Mark Jinks on his appointment to City Manager by the City Council.  The OTBPA officers, board and members look forward to working together.

Mark Jinks

Yon Lambert    Karl  Moritz  Michael Kochis

OTBPA congratulates Yon Lambert on his promotion to Director of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, and to Karl Moritz on his promotion to Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning.  We also congratulate our Board Member Michael Kochis on his promotion to Assistant Commander of the Alexandria Police Department.

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