Archive for 'Development'

Beyond the city limits: The revitalization of Richmond Highway

Beyond the city limits: The revitalization of Richmond Highway

By Edythe Frankel Kelleher (Photo/Edythe Frankel Kelleher) You may call it greater Alexandria, Southeast Fairfax, Route 1 or the Richmond Highway corridor. One of the first developed areas in Fairfax County, it serves as the primary [...]

Developer finds new owner for Carver Nursery School

Developer finds new owner for Carver Nursery School

By Derrick Perkins The sale of the former Carver Nursery School — announced last week after months of anticipation — will see the building once again serve local children as a pediatric dental office. More importantly, [...]

A fresh start on North Columbus Street

A fresh start on North Columbus Street

By Derrick Perkins (Image/William Cromley) Local developer William Cromley is headed back to the drawing board after meeting with critics of his plan for a rundown parking lot on the 300 block of N. Columbus St. [...]

Waterfront hotel proposal resurfaces

Waterfront hotel proposal resurfaces

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Carr Hospitality is back at it again more than a year after the company floated — and then promptly shelved — a plan for turning a waterfront warehouse into a [...]

St. James Group nixes plans for Hensley Park

St. James Group nixes plans for Hensley Park

By Erich Wagner The community debate over whether to lease a public park on the West End to a for-profit company had scarcely begun when it abruptly ended Tuesday evening. The team behind a proposal for [...]

Hunting Point residents see few signs of progress

Hunting Point residents see few signs of progress

By Julia Brouillette (File Photo) As Hunting Point residents grapple with looming rent hikes and unexpected utility costs, City Hall struggles with mending the rocky relationship between tenants and their new landlord, Laramar Group. Residents of [...]

A complex proposal

A complex proposal

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When it comes to the prospect of a massive, privately owned sports complex going up on public parkland, residents say the devil is in the details. The St. James Group, a [...]

Grocery store flight only temporary

Grocery store flight only temporary

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) You could be forgiven for worrying about an advent of food deserts in the Port City. With two branches of Giant Food closing last month and Magruder’s going out of [...]

Protecting the Bay, one development at a time

Protecting the Bay, one development at a time

By Erich Wagner A recently approved building project on Eisenhower Avenue will include a pond that serves as an amenity to residents and also gives the city a head start on complying with new federal stormwater [...]

Alexandria successfully courts National Science Foundation

Alexandria successfully courts National Science Foundation

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Curt Suplee, National Science Foundation) City leaders and economic experts learned Friday that they had pulled off a surprising coup — successfully luring the National Science Foundation to Alexandria. The General Services Administration [...]