Archive for 'Development'

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) More than a year after dismissing the last major challenge to the city’s controversial waterfront plan, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a new appeal from three [...]

La Bergerie set to open small inn

La Bergerie set to open small inn

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors unanimously approved a plan for a popular French restaurant to open a small inn at a historic Old Town mansion house, but residents fear the neighborhood is ill suited [...]

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City officials and developers hailed the completion of the redevelopment of the James Bland public housing project as a prime example of using public-private partnerships to preserve affordable housing. Although the [...]

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Developer EYA unveiled the latest plans for Robinson Terminal South earlier this month, but the revamped design garnered mixed reviews from officials tasked with preserving the integrity of Alexandria’s most [...]

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When Dak Hardwick joined the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to lead its government relations committee earlier this year, he noticed one problem with the organization’s lobbying efforts: they happened at the [...]

City council struggles with landlords who ignore voluntary rent guidelines

City council struggles with landlords who ignore voluntary rent guidelines

By Erich Wagner Officials with the city office of housing said last week that Alexandria’s voluntary rent control guidelines do not deter all major landlords from hiking rent exorbitantly. As part of a report [...]

Shoreline developer surveys residents

Shoreline developer surveys residents

By Derrick Perkins Old Town residents have another chance to weigh in on the proposed redevelopment of Robinson Terminal South. EYA, a local developer and real estate giant, mailed a survey about their project [...]

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 [...]