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Retired planning director looks back: Controversy ‘just comes with the territory’

Retired planning director looks back: Controversy ‘just comes with the territory’

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) If you ask retired planning director Faroll Hamer about the controversies surrounding two recent major redevelopment proposals — along the waterfront and in Beauregard — she’s quick to argue that not [...]

Hotel Indigo will rise up along the waterfront

Hotel Indigo will rise up along the waterfront

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) As expected, Carr City Centers’ waterfront lodging house will be a Hotel Indigo. Representatives of the firm, better known as the Washington-based Carr Hospitality, let the cat out of the bag [...]

Waterfront hotel project heads back to City Hall

Waterfront hotel project heads back to City Hall

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) City councilors overwhelmingly backed Alexandria’s first boutique waterfront hotel earlier this year. But they’ll be asked to do it again next month. Critics of Carr City Centers’ planned five-story, 120-room lodging [...]

Terminal velocity

Terminal velocity

By Derrick Perkins (Image/EYA) Residents got their first glimpse at the future Robinson Terminals earlier this week as redevelopment along the city’s Potomac shoreline picks up steam. Developers EYA and City Interests unveiled rough ideas for [...]

City gets affordable housing boost

City gets affordable housing boost

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Just a few months after adopting a roadmap for saving Alexandria’s dwindling supply of affordable housing, city officials broke ground Saturday on the largest project for low- and moderate-income families [...]

Downsizing the office

Downsizing the office

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The developer behind a massive building project just a stone’s throw from the future site of the National Science Foundation drove home the dispiriting lack of demand for office space [...]

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Bill Euille remembers the good old days, when the Port City was close to balancing its tax revenues from commercial and residential property at a 50-50 ratio. “It’s been a [...]

City council approves waterfront hotel

City council approves waterfront hotel

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Residents remain apprehensive about a waterfront hotel in the 200 block of S. Union St., but city councilors green-lighted the project with a 6-0 vote Saturday. The five-story, 120-room boutique [...]

Waterfront hotel forges ahead

Waterfront hotel forges ahead

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The first major project envisioned by the controversial waterfront redevelopment plan cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night, receiving the planning commission’s approval — but with a few caveats. Designed by [...]

Waterfront hotel receives another lukewarm reception

Waterfront hotel receives another lukewarm reception

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Carr Hospitality’s latest boutique hotel proposal for the 200 block of S. Union St. garnered — once again — mixed reviews from residents and members of the board of architectural [...]