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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 [...]

Civic group says power plant site must be addressed before waterfront plan’s completion

Civic group says power plant site must be addressed before waterfront plan’s completion

Planning for the future of the GenOn power plant must be included in the city’s controversial waterfront blueprint before it’s approved, say members of the Old Town Civic Association. Specifics for the roughly 25-acre property in [...]

As vote on waterfront plan looms, supporters look to dispel myths of City Hall’s blueprint

As vote on waterfront plan looms, supporters look to dispel myths of City Hall’s blueprint

As the city’s contentious vision for the Potomac shoreline heads into the home stretch, a resident group has scheduled meetings designed to drum up support for the plan and dispel “misinformation.” Waterfront For All, a group [...]

Editorial: On the waterfront, knee-jerk reactions are not solutions

Editorial: On the waterfront, knee-jerk reactions are not solutions

The waterfront plan work group hadn’t yet released its long-awaited, 142-page dossier of recommendations for improving the city’s blueprint for the Potomac shoreline before critics were rallying, once more, against anything and everything connected to City [...]

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 [...]

UPDATED: Waterfront opponents fire back at City Hall

UPDATED: Waterfront opponents fire back at City Hall

Members of Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan shot back at City Hall Tuesday, calling officials “uncompromising” about a week after city staff released a largely negative review of the group’s competing blueprint. “We seem [...]

Shades of Europe in the West End

Shades of Europe in the West End

As the Beauregard Street corridor coalesces with plans for an increasingly urban-minded Alexandria, change from its present-day landscape is around the corner. [...]