Archive for 'Development'

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) One might think that after more than a decade at the helm of Alexandria’s city government, Mayor Bill Euille would grow tired of the many responsibilities, both political and ceremonial. One [...]

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

Potomac Yard Special Tax Districts come under fire from local residents

By Chris Teale (file photo) On the surface, Alexandria City Council’s plan to help fund the Potomac Yard Metrorail station by establishing two Special Tax Districts near the proposed site is legal under Virginia law and [...]

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

Potomac Yard Metro moves forward

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors voted unanimously to choose the northernmost location — closest to existing developments — for a Metro station at Potomac Yard Wednesday night, although some residents remained concerned over the cost of the [...]

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

Council seeks new approach to parking regulations

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors sought to protect residents along Alexandria’s waterfront from an onslaught of new residents looking for on-street parking earlier this month, but loosened parking requirements for other new [...]

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city planning commission voted unanimously to approve plans to redevelop Robinson Terminal South into a mix of residential units, a hotel and commercial retail space last [...]

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard took another step towards becoming reality last week with the release of a federal Environmental Impact Study, in what city officials hailed as a [...]

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court again sided with attorneys for the city last month, ruling against the so-called Iron Ladies’ petition to force a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the controversial [...]

Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) City development leaders are hopeful that the Transportation Security Administration will soon call the Port City home. But they aren’t putting all of their eggs in one basket. City [...]

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) With an impending snow storm threatening to disrupt last weekend’s city council hearing, 50 resolute supporters and opponents of the proposed Alexandria Memory Care project waited more than seven hours [...]

Local couple hopes to bring beer garden to Old Town

Local couple hopes to bring beer garden to Old Town

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Beer connoisseurs will be licking the froth from their lips when they hear that plans for a beer garden are underway across from the King Street Metrorail station. Brew enthusiasts [...]