Archive for 'Development'

Old Town Theater set to become retail space in return to owner’s original plan

Old Town Theater set to become retail space in return to owner’s original plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) The ongoing saga of the future of the Old Town Theater has taken another twist. Prospective new owner Jeff Yates appears to have pulled out of acquiring the historic property at [...]

King Street Metro station to undergo renovation

King Street Metro station to undergo renovation

By Chris Teale (File photo) Those walking past the King Street Metro station in recent weeks might have noticed signs indicating that the bus bays, 34 metered parking spaces and taxi pick-up point were closed until [...]

Debate over proposed Vassar Road subdivision rages on

Debate over proposed Vassar Road subdivision rages on

By Chris Teale (File photo) Editor’s note: this article has been updated to correct the misspelling of Lynda Wilson’s first name. City councilors voted last weekend to send a controversial proposal to subdivide two properties in [...]

Proposal to close Powhatan Park tennis court comes under fire

Proposal to close Powhatan Park tennis court comes under fire

By Chris Teale (File photo) Tennis has been an enormous part of Jared Engeset’s life since he was 10 years old, so when he moved to Alexandria from Pentagon City with his wife, he was delighted [...]

Patrick Henry Elementary School project reaches critical stage, but headaches remain

Patrick Henry Elementary School project reaches critical stage, but headaches remain

By Chris Teale (Image/Alexandria City Public Schools) Patrick Henry Elementary School has stood at its current site on Taney Avenue since 1953, and for the past two years the Alexandria City School Board has been working [...]

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

Eisenhower Avenue Holiday Inn set to reopen after closure

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Construction on the National Science Foundation’s new building in Eisenhower West continues apace, but now it seems that one of the area’s oldest buildings is set to reopen as a hotel [...]

Developers asked for Royal Street bus barn vision with WMATA’s release of RFP

Developers asked for Royal Street bus barn vision with WMATA’s release of RFP

By Chris Teale (Photo/Hannah Brockway) The Royal Street bus garage has sat empty since it was declared obsolete last August and approved for sale by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, but the transit agency recently [...]

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

Mayoral candidates make final pitches to voters before Democratic primary

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s Democratic contenders for mayor took one last opportunity to differentiate themselves from their opponents Tuesday night in the campaign’s final debate at George Washington Middle School. But it was a [...]

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

Potomac Yard Metro station enters new phase of development, questions still remain

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard made significant progress at Alexandria City Council last week as city councilors voted unanimously in favor of the so-called Alternative B but raised concerns [...]

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 [...]