Archive for 'Development'

Planning commission approves waterfront plan – again

Planning commission approves waterfront plan – again

By Derrick Perkins After hours of renewed debate about the much-maligned waterfront redevelopment plan, longtime planning commissioner Stewart Dunn stepped down from the podium, grabbed a microphone and circled a model of the city’s future Potomac [...]

Developer weighs giving preservationists more time

Developer weighs giving preservationists more time

By Derrick Perkins Though the former Carver Nursery School building is about to revert to William Cromley’s control, the developer is poised to give community activists another chance to preserve the Parker-Gray neighborhood property. There’s just [...]

Mayor: City council will vote on waterfront plan again, pass it with supermajority

Mayor: City council will vote on waterfront plan again, pass it with supermajority

Editor’s note, this article was updated at 2:58 p.m. Friday By Derrick Perkins Alexandria City Council will take up the waterfront redevelopment plan again — and approve it with a supermajority vote sought by the blueprint’s [...]

Beauregard residents push city officials on redevelopment

Beauregard residents push city officials on redevelopment

By Derrick Perkins Frustration occasionally flared up during a town hall style meeting with Beauregard corridor residents at William Ramsey Elementary School on Saturday. Hosted by city officials, the meeting was designed to outline efforts to [...]

Clock is ticking on efforts to save Carver Nursery School

Clock is ticking on efforts to save Carver Nursery School

By Derrick Perkins Time is running short for residents and preservationists hoping to spare a Parker-Gray neighborhood landmark from redevelopment. The Carver Nursery School has sat largely untouched for a little more than two years while [...]

Carr Hospitality still ‘pursuing’ waterfront hotel project

Carr Hospitality still ‘pursuing’ waterfront hotel project

By Derrick Perkins Despite a “for lease” sign hanging outside the warehouse at 220 S. Union St., representatives with Washington-based Carr Hospitality say they have not abandoned plans to erect a waterfront hotel at the site. [...]

Affordable housing coming to East Reed Avenue

Affordable housing coming to East Reed Avenue

By Derrick Perkins An Arlington-based nonprofit’s affordable housing project on East Reed Avenue received city council’s approval Saturday — despite two members inadvertently voting against the proposal at first. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg and City Councilor [...]

Union Street ready for makeover

Union Street ready for makeover

By Melissa Quinn Alexandria City Council paved the way for Union Street, one of Old Town’s busiest thoroughfares, to get a makeover in the not-too-distant future Saturday. The Port City’s top-elected officials approved short-term recommendations in [...]

Residents fear displacement as city releases master housing plan

Residents fear displacement as city releases master housing plan

By Derrick Perkins Not quite a month after the election, West End residents Veronica Calzada and Hector Pineda sit at their table and wonder whether affordable housing will become a forgotten issue, discarded on the campaign [...]

Dissent on Union Street study

Dissent on Union Street study

By Derrick Perkins and Melissa Quinn The long-awaited Union Street transportation study arrived before the planning commission earlier this month, but the ambitious makeover of the busy Old Town corridor has its critics. “I urge the [...]