Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

Future of former nursery school shrouded in mystery

Future of former nursery school shrouded in mystery

By Derrick Perkins William Cromley has a secret — and he’s not sharing. For the past few years, the developer has been part of a tug-of-war over the future of the former Carver Nursery School in [...]

Howard Hughes Corp. offers $2 million for affordable housing efforts

Howard Hughes Corp. offers $2 million for affordable housing efforts

By Melissa Quinn The Howard Hughes Corp. isn’t just giving the city a revamped Landmark Mall, it’s also donating more than $2 million for affordable housing. The company, which plans to transform about one-third of the [...]

Developer gives old school renewed hope

Developer gives old school renewed hope

By Derrick Perkins Years after developer William Cromley went to City Hall for a permit to demolish the former Carver Nursery School, he’s returning and asking for permission to expand the neighborhood landmark. If Cromley receives [...]

Alexandria City Council approves Beauregard zoning changes

Alexandria City Council approves Beauregard zoning changes

By Derrick Perkins Despite calls from residents and Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg for more dedicated affordable housing units, the city council voted 6-1 to approve rezoning of the Beauregard corridor. The vote came after hours of [...]

Plans unveiled for a revitalized Landmark Mall

Plans unveiled for a revitalized Landmark Mall

By Melissa Quinn Though still far from reality, officials unveiled much-anticipated early plans for a revitalized Landmark Mall on Monday evening. A crowd of more than 150 people gathered at the West End shopping center to [...]

Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

By Derrick Perkins Del Ray residents may not want a Walgreens along The Avenue, but city officials can do little to dissuade the national retailer. The project, which would displace five small shops at the corner [...]

Planning commission sends Beauregard zoning changes to city council

Planning commission sends Beauregard zoning changes to city council

By Derrick Perkins Planning commission members voted unanimously to rezone the Beauregard corridor early Wednesday morning, sending the ambitious — and controversial — land use change to city council for final approval. Following a marathon public [...]