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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 [...]

Citing ethics, city attorney denies legal advice to waterfront opponent

Citing ethics, city attorney denies legal advice to waterfront opponent

City Attorney Jim Banks says threats of a lawsuit against the city’s proposed waterfront plan kept him from advising former Vice Mayor Andrew Macdonald on how to block rezoning of the Potomac shoreline. Macdonald, co-founder of [...]

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 [...]

Opposition group threatens lawsuit over waterfront plan

Opposition group threatens lawsuit over waterfront plan

Members of Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan are considering taking legal action to prevent the city from implementing a blueprint for the Potomac shoreline nearly two years in the making. Nothing has been decided, [...]

Don’t wash affordable housing away

The waterfront should be utilized as a public space, with abundant open green space and should attract local consumer and tourism dollars. Historical and archeological and [...]

What do you want Alexandria’s waterfront to look like?

A new waterfront plan is being prepared for Alexandria's portion of the Nation's River. [...]