Archive for 'Real Estate'

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 [...]

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on looming Hunting Towers sale

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on looming Hunting Towers sale

By Derrick Perkins Mayor Bill Euille chided the Virginia Department of Transportation last week for keeping the potential sale of Hunting Towers under wraps. The mayor, like many residents, learned VDOT had selected a possible buyer [...]

Deal in works for south Old Town’s Hunting Towers

Deal in works for south Old Town’s Hunting Towers

By Derrick Perkins Hunting Towers resident Jim Mercury learned of the building’s potential sale not from a phone call or letter, but after picking up a flier slipped beneath his apartment door. That the cluster of [...]

A “Disneyland” for historians: Quirky and storied Revolution-era home goes on sale in Old Town

A “Disneyland” for historians: Quirky and storied Revolution-era home goes on sale in Old Town

Joe Reeder has the kind of roof local archaeologists dream about. Actually, he has two, but it’s the one hidden from sight — covered by a slightly younger roof — and accessibly only by a second [...]

‘My First Place’ tails local couple, real estate agent

‘My First Place’ tails local couple, real estate agent

Carolyn Carnahan and Devon Halley will always remember their first home in Del Ray, and so will millions of Americans, thanks to HGTV and local real estate agent Sue Elbertson. Producers of HGTV’s “My First Place,” [...]

Home of the Week: Affordable home offers prime location in Old Town

Home of the Week: Affordable home offers prime location in Old Town

Located in the heart of Old Town’s southeast quadrant, this lovely home provides rarely seen affordability and value (with no HOA or condo fees). Not only does the house offer the three mandates for real estate [...]