Your Views: Heritage proposal is too big

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Your Views: Heritage proposal is too big
A rendering of the proposed Heritage redevelopment in Old Town. (Rendering/Hord Coplan Macht)
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To the editor:

I was sorry to read that the most recent Board of Architectural Review meeting regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Heritage Old Town site became contentious. But I was even more sorry to see that this proposal even made it to a BAR review.

Alexandria is the most densely populated city in the state of Virginia. Tearing down 244 units and replacing them with 777 units is a non-starter. Too big, too much. I give the BAR members credit for not standing up and walking out. I hope something happens to thwart the plans for the site – but looking around the rest of Old Town, I am not hopeful.

-Twig Murray, Alexandria

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