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Opinion: Democracy drowned out on the waterfront

Opinion: Democracy drowned out on the waterfront

To the editor: Normally, the terms “dense” and “impervious” refer to inanimate objects — things that are dead.   However, they can also refer, entirely accurately, to human beings who are dead to what surrounds them. [...]

Opinion: City Hall squanders Alexandria’s assets with waterfront plan

Opinion: City Hall squanders Alexandria’s assets with waterfront plan

To the editor: Much has been said about developing a “world-class” waterfront for Alexandria.  But what makes a place truly world class? Think about the attractions that stimulate interest for tourists in other cities. They tend [...]

Planning guru Donna Fossum declares run for Alexandria City Council

Planning guru Donna Fossum declares run for Alexandria City Council

West End resident Donna Fossum, a 22-year member of the city’s planning commission, announced she will run as a Democrat for city council Monday. The need for more West End representation on council and the city’s [...]

Opinion: Compromise over conflict

Opinion: Compromise over conflict

To the editor: Finally, a plan featuring countless hours of residents’ input, widespread support and numerous compromises — passed! Thank you to the city council members who voted in favor of the plan, including Mayor Bill [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

UPDATED: Alexandria waterfront plan opponents try to derail vote with eleventh-hour petition

UPDATED: Alexandria waterfront plan opponents try to derail vote with eleventh-hour petition

Opponents of the waterfront plan scheduled for a vote by Alexandria city council members Saturday are making an eleventh-hour attempt to derail the decision. Members of Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan revealed Thursday that [...]

Opinion: Does personal financial gain trump citizens’ interest?

Opinion: Does personal financial gain trump citizens’ interest?

From the moment I first drove down King Street, I have always loved Old Town — its historic streets and architecture, the waterfront along the Potomac and the dog-friendly community. Recently, however, I have sadly become [...]

Transformative waterfront plan poised for passage

Transformative waterfront plan poised for passage

A version of the city’s oft debated, much-maligned waterfront plan is poised for a final vote and adoption for the second time in less than a year despite another round of protests at Market Square. As [...]

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 [...]