Charles B. Moore Jr., zoning officer

May 24, 2013

Charles B. Moore Jr., 83, a former zoning administrator for the city of Alexandria, died May 17 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

He died of complications from an accidental fall at his Alexandria home a week earlier, said son-in-law Mike Moore.

Mr. Moore retired in 1994 after 30 years as Alexandria’s zoning administrator. He had overseen the planning of Landmark Shopping Center and the redevelopment of Upper King Street and the Torpedo Factory.

Charles Bennett Moore Jr. was born in Alexandria. He graduated in 1948 from the old George Washington High School.

As a young man, he served in the Coast Guard. He began working in the Alexandria zoning office as a draftsman in the 1950s. He left briefly to work in Fairfax County and then returned to the Alexandria zoning office, where he became administrator.

In 1980, he received the city’s Public Service Award.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Peggy J. Dyess Moore of Alexandria; four children, Kathryn E. Moore of Takoma Park, Lucy Christine Matzner of Arlington County, Dorothy Melissa Netherland of Charleston, S.C., and Charles B. Moore III of Alexandria; a sister, Mary Douglass of Frederick; and six grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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