Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

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 [...]