Archive for 'Real Estate'

Developer gives old school renewed hope

Developer gives old school renewed hope

By Derrick Perkins Years after developer William Cromley went to City Hall for a permit to demolish the former Carver Nursery School, he’s returning and asking for permission to expand the neighborhood landmark. If Cromley receives [...]

Could a new waterfront restaurant spark interest in abandoned food court pavilion?

Could a new waterfront restaurant spark interest in abandoned food court pavilion?

By Derrick Perkins  Could a new shoreline restaurant make the nearby abandoned waterfront food pavilion more attractive to potential tenants? The prospect has got local economic experts hopeful. Once home to an unsuccessful food court, the [...]

Alexandria City Council approves Beauregard zoning changes

Alexandria City Council approves Beauregard zoning changes

By Derrick Perkins Despite calls from residents and Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg for more dedicated affordable housing units, the city council voted 6-1 to approve rezoning of the Beauregard corridor. The vote came after hours of [...]

Plans unveiled for a revitalized Landmark Mall

Plans unveiled for a revitalized Landmark Mall

By Melissa Quinn Though still far from reality, officials unveiled much-anticipated early plans for a revitalized Landmark Mall on Monday evening. A crowd of more than 150 people gathered at the West End shopping center to [...]

Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

By Derrick Perkins Del Ray residents may not want a Walgreens along The Avenue, but city officials can do little to dissuade the national retailer. The project, which would displace five small shops at the corner [...]

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 [...]