Archive for 'Development'

City council clears North Columbus Street development

City council clears North Columbus Street development

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) It took a few procedural — and mental — jumping jacks on the city council’s part Saturday, but developer William Cromley saw the last roadblock to his 300-block N. Columbus [...]

Sale of Robinson Terminals paves way for waterfront hotel project

Sale of Robinson Terminals paves way for waterfront hotel project

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) After six-plus months on the market, the soon-to-be-renamed Washington Post Co. accepted offers for the two Robinson Terminal warehouses over the weekend. Property firms JBG and EYA partnered to buy Robinson [...]

Cromley reveals new design for North Columbus Street

Cromley reveals new design for North Columbus Street

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When local developer and architect William Cromley went before the board of architectural review in the spring, neighbors had some choice words for the five proposed townhouses at the 300 block [...]

Virginia Supreme Court dismisses case against waterfront plan

Virginia Supreme Court dismisses case against waterfront plan

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a major challenge to the controversial waterfront plan was moot in light of city council’s passage of the blueprint by a supermajority vote earlier this [...]

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 [...]