Tag: development

Letter to the editor: City council needs reform

To the editor: It is time to rein in the rampant disregard of the public trust by the Alexandria City Council. Congressman Don Beyer has just...

Sparks fly at BID meeting, which brings sides face-to-face

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Those battling over a proposed Old Town business improvement district came face-to- face at a city council work session on Tuesday...

Hotel Indigo debuts as the first piece of Carr’s waterfront development

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com There was a time when Hotel Indigo rising up on Alexandria’s waterfront at all was in question. The boutique hotel, which opened...

Hotel Indigo opens on Alexandria’s waterfront

Hotel Indigo, located on the 200 block of South Union Street, is open to the public after years of debate and opposition toward Carr...

Clash over proposed business improvement district heats up

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com Arguments surrounding a proposed Business Improvement District for Old Town have grown heated within Alexandria’s business community, leading to shouting matches...

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...

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on...

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,...

Though passed by council, waterfront plan remains fluid

The city council may have approved the contentious waterfront plan, but that doesn’t mean Alexandria’s elected officials can’t tweak the blueprint in the coming...

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...

Alexandria waterfront planning has cost taxpayers about $1.1 million so far

Waterfront plan critics and supporters hotly disagree on the costs and benefits of their dueling visions for Alexandria’s shoreline, but the roughly two-year process...
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