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Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Several dozen residents addressed the Alexandria Planning Commission last week to oppose a plan to rezone and grant a development special use permit for a 75,000 square foot three-story [...]

Old Town Theater could become retail space

Old Town Theater could become retail space

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Einstein apocryphally said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. And after three attempts to run a theater have failed in [...]

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials received a boost to their hopes of building a new Metro station in Potomac Yard last week, as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Alexandria would receive a $50 million [...]

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city board of architectural review praised the latest tweaks to plans for redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North at a work session last week, but some residents [...]

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) More than a year after dismissing the last major challenge to the city’s controversial waterfront plan, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a new appeal from three [...]

La Bergerie set to open small inn

La Bergerie set to open small inn

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors unanimously approved a plan for a popular French restaurant to open a small inn at a historic Old Town mansion house, but residents fear the neighborhood is ill suited [...]

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City officials and developers hailed the completion of the redevelopment of the James Bland public housing project as a prime example of using public-private partnerships to preserve affordable housing. Although the [...]

Residents outline 'least objectionable' power line routes

Residents outline 'least objectionable' power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Residents tasked with scrutinizing Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria tentatively named routes that the community can live with last month. But it came as [...]

Digging into Alexandria's food truck initiative

Digging into Alexandria's food truck initiative

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Alexandria cautiously opened the doors to food trucks this summer, but few of the roving restaurants have taken City Hall up on its invitation to do business here. Just eight vendors [...]

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Developer EYA unveiled the latest plans for Robinson Terminal South earlier this month, but the revamped design garnered mixed reviews from officials tasked with preserving the integrity of Alexandria’s most [...]