Archive for 'Real Estate'
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]