Archive for 'Real Estate'

Updated: City Hall weighs using eminent domain to secure Old Dominion Boat Club property

Updated: City Hall weighs using eminent domain to secure Old Dominion Boat Club property

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Updated at 5:43 p.m. The original story is below. With negotiations for a portion of the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront property again bogged down, Mayor Bill Euille warned Tuesday that [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Hostel project dealt major setback

Hostel project dealt major setback

By Derrick Perkins  Paul Cianciolo spent years pursuing his dream of opening a hostel in Alexandria — only to watch it unravel just before becoming reality. The young businessman learned last week that his prospective landlord [...]

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 call on city council for help

Hunting Point residents call on city council for help

By Julia Brouillette Hunting Point residents – concerned about their future in the shoreline apartment complex – made a desperate call for help to city councilors at a community meeting Wednesday night. Laramar, a national real [...]

Hunting Point residents fear rising rents, fees will force them out

Hunting Point residents fear rising rents, fees will force them out

By Derrick Perkins Hunting Point residents say that all signs point to their new landlord pricing them out of one of Alexandria’s last holdouts of affordable housing. And they’re calling on City Hall for help. Laramar, [...]

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 [...]