Archive for 'Real Estate'

Gentrification fears fuel debate in Arlandria

Gentrification fears fuel debate in Arlandria

City planners and developers have long viewed Arlandria as a neighborhood in need of a facelift, but as two massive, six-story buildings move closer to reality, local residents worry gentrification is on the horizon. Arlandria, a [...]

Vacant and valuable: what will develop on Alexandria’s waterfront when GenOn leaves?

Vacant and valuable: what will develop on Alexandria’s waterfront when GenOn leaves?

Opponents of the GenOn coal-fired power plant may have succeeded running their unwanted industrial neighbor out of town, but its departure prompts a new question and potential headache: what to do with the valuable waterfront [...]

Wanted: sustainable community to replace polluting power plant in Alexandria

Wanted: sustainable community to replace polluting power plant in Alexandria

Environmental group proposes alternative to Potomac River coal plant now they just need the facility to leave town [...]

Special tax district for Potomac Yard moves forward

The council proceeded with creating a new special tax district in the Potomac Yard neighborhood to help pay for the eventual Metro station, but at least one councilman believes the city should share the burden. [...]

Alexandria adopts budget with no new commercial tax

The Alexandria City Council deliberated through the eleventh hour and unanimously passed a $566.9 million budget without enacting a bulky new tax solely on commercial properties. But officials diffused the burden by increasing the base [...]

Carlyle neighborhood indicates future of Potomac Yard

Carlyle neighborhood indicates future of Potomac Yard

Anchored by a Metro station and federal offices, Eisenhower Valley is precursor to Route 1 redevelopment [...]

City aims to keep tax rates static

Healthy real estate assessments would still raise revenue [...]

Homeowners demand equal taxation for Metro station

Potomac Greens residents protest planned special tax district [...]

Alexandria, region will climb out of economic hole first, experts say

Alexandria, region will climb out of economic hole first, experts say

Insulated from the worst of the recession, outlook is good for Washington area [...]

Wooden kitchen countertops coming back

Don't knock wood as a durable and functional kitchen countertop option. While wood might seem problematic in terms of water and stain resistance, it has a long tradition of being used as a countertop in Europe [...]