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Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

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 project, which would displace five small shops at the corner [...]

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 [...]

Though passed by council, waterfront plan remains fluid

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 months, years, or even decades. “The power that had last [...]

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 [...]

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

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 has a price tag of its own: nearly $1.1 million so far. [...]

Opinion: Giving up a lot and getting little to nothing on the waterfront

Opinion: Giving up a lot and getting little to nothing on the waterfront

To the editor:  The arguments that acting City Manager Bruce Johnson put forward for increasing density on the waterfront by 25 to 50 percent are so unreal that they leave me dumbfounded. First, there is the [...]

Redevelopment means growing pains for public housing residents

Relocating 32 households has caused  growing pains for some public housing residents [...]