Archive for 'Development'

Joint aquatics venture between City of Alexandria and Arlington County under consideration

Joint aquatics venture between City of Alexandria and Arlington County under consideration

By Chris Teale (File photo) When a consultant prepared a report on the state of aquatics facilities in Alexandria last year, one of the more troubling findings for some was that only about 20 percent of [...]

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

By Erich Wagner and Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) City officials and business leaders are brimming with excitement following the announcement last week that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate to Alexandria. The agency [...]

City to examine new broadband Internet options

City to examine new broadband Internet options

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s relationship with broadband Internet has had something of a checkered history. But now city officials hope to improve matters for businesses, city departments and residents with the issuing of a [...]

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

By Chris Teale (File photo) Just three months ago, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a corrective action plan at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town to remediate effects of two [...]

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Fort Belvoir on U.S. Route 1 and around 12 miles south of the Pentagon, one of the newest Starbucks locations in the area has a distinctly military feel. The Seattle-based coffee [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a new Patrick Henry Recreation Center for the West End at its legislative meeting last week, but councilors were frustrated by a [...]

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria City Council has been sued at least 194 times since 1985, and it looks like government attorneys will go to bat for the body once more. The latest case against [...]

A Landmark achievement for beleaguered mall redevelopment?

A Landmark achievement for beleaguered mall redevelopment?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The delayed and much-maligned redevelopment project at Landmark Mall took a tentative step forward earlier this month, as city council unanimously approved amendments to the site plan that would increase the [...]

Allison Silberberg cites busy schedule as cause of recusal, delayed return of contribution

Allison Silberberg cites busy schedule as cause of recusal, delayed return of contribution

By Chris Teale (File photo) At city council’s public hearing on June 13, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg recused herself when discussion turned to the future of the Old Town Theater, for which building owner Rob Kaufman [...]