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Alexandria waterfront zoning changes approved with supermajority vote

Alexandria waterfront zoning changes approved with supermajority vote

By Derrick Perkins Hoping to short-circuit a potential lengthy legal battle for the future of the Potomac shoreline, city council reapproved zoning and density changes along the waterfront Saturday afternoon. More than a year after passing [...]

Carver Nursery School supporters refuse to give up efforts to save building

Carver Nursery School supporters refuse to give up efforts to save building

By Derrick Perkins Residents-turned-preservationists remain committed to saving the former Carver Nursery School even after the deadline has come and gone, but owner William Cromley has yet to see a viable proposal cross his desk. The [...]

The face of Alexandria’s waterfront opposition

The face of Alexandria’s waterfront opposition

By Melissa Quinn For Bert Ely, it all started at a home along Prince Street. The house sat on the left side of the 900 block, and it had a big bay window in the front. [...]

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 [...]