Archive for 'Real Estate'

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 [...]

Done deal: VDOT sells Hunting Point to Laramar Group

Done deal: VDOT sells Hunting Point to Laramar Group

By Derrick Perkins State officials sold Hunting Point to the Laramar Group on Friday, putting the housing complex in private hands for the first time in more than a decade. Laramar — a national property management [...]

VDOT close to selling Hunting Towers

VDOT close to selling Hunting Towers

By Derrick Perkins Barring an unexpected turn of events, Hunting Towers will return to private hands Friday, say state transportation officials. The Virginia Department of Transportation, which took control of the property in 2001 as part [...]

Opening a new business in Alexandria? Check the lease

Opening a new business in Alexandria? Check the lease

By Melissa Quinn For Joanne Sapp, the first-floor space in the building at 1314 King St. was perfect. It had everything she wanted — an Old Town address, a big window space to showcase her shop’s [...]

Lawsuits could linger despite revote on Alexandria waterfront redevelopment

Lawsuits could linger despite revote on Alexandria waterfront redevelopment

By Derrick Perkins Hoping to sidestep years of litigation, the city council overwhelmingly reapproved zoning and density changes along the Potomac shoreline Saturday, but critics say the 6-1 vote could lead to a new round of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Emma’s gets planning commission’s OK

Emma’s gets planning commission’s OK

By Derrick Perkins Connie Desrosiers’ year long dream of turning a Hume Avenue home into a coffee and wine bar got a little closer to reality last week when the planning commission backed the concept. Desrosiers bought [...]

Alexandria City Council stares down sequestration threat

Alexandria City Council stares down sequestration threat

By Derrick Perkins The threat of looming cutbacks in federal spending consuming Washington’s elite since the election touched down in Alexandria Tuesday evening. During the budget standoff a little more than a year ago — and [...]