Archive for 'Real Estate'

Out of the Attic: Before a private residence, 415 Prince St. headquartered a wartime government

Out of the Attic: Before a private residence, 415 Prince St. headquartered a wartime government

Constructed around 1806, the Bank of Potomac building at 415 Prince St. appeared on bank notes that may have been the earliest visual print of any structure in Alexandria. The illustration shows that three and one-half-story [...]

Key waterfront properties slated for office, retail space

Key waterfront properties slated for office, retail space

Before Alexandria’s elected officials began wading through the waterfront plan Saturday, a proposal to redevelop two key riverside properties linked to the controversial blueprint got City Hall’s approval. The city’s Board of Architectural Review gave Lawrence [...]

Future of Old Town Theater space up in the air

Future of Old Town Theater space up in the air

The Old Town Theater’s new owner, Robert Kaufman, is looking for tenants to fill the nearly 100-year-old film house, but hasn’t ruled out giving the building’s original purpose an extended lease. Kaufman has a couple of [...]

Home of the Week: One-of-a-kind townhome in Potomac Yard

Home of the Week: One-of-a-kind townhome in Potomac Yard

This executive, full-brick townhome stands out in the highly sought-after community known as Potomac Yard by Pulte Homes. Thoughtfully designed, it reflects modern living. The residence features hardwood floors that extend through the open layout on [...]

Despite protests from residents, city council approves Arlandria-Chirilagua redevelopment

Despite protests from residents, city council approves Arlandria-Chirilagua redevelopment

The Alexandria City Council voted 6-to-1 Saturday to approve two apartment and retail buildings in Arlandria despite protests from residents of the mostly immigrant, low-income community. The six-story, 600,000-square-foot structures will replace Mt. Vernon Village Center, [...]

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 [...]