Tag: affordable housing

Council considers zoning issues, restaurant SUPs

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected] Alexandria City Council members discussed a number of issues related to zoning requirements, including the need for a comprehensive approach to...

Our View: Is development a net positive?

We all make tradeoffs every day. Some are deliberate, while others are almost subconscious. We prioritize work tasks, with some items getting done first...

Letter to the Editor: Housing affordability is a density issue

To the editor: Housing affordability is the new clarion cry for public and private sector problem-solvers. The impending “Invasion of the Amazonians” has galvanized them...

Allison Silberberg reflects on term as mayor

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] As she looks back on her time as mayor, Allison Silberberg’s reflections are built from stories of the events she’s...

Newcomer Michael Clinkscale runs for city council

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Michael Clinkscale’s journey to running for city council is far from traditional. When Clinkscale, one of two Republican candidates on the ballot...

Independent Mark Shiffer runs for city council

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Mark Shiffer, a nonprofit owner with a background in data and technology, is running for council as the only Independent...

Vying for voters at West End forum

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At a forum Saturday afternoon, city council candidates gathered for the first time since the Democratic Primary in June to...

Council approves Route 1 South density increase

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected]  City council unanimously approved a master plan amendment that puts the city’s affordable housing strategy east of Route 1 into motion on...

Letter to the Editor: The disconcerting rhymes of history

To the editor: On Sept. 4, the Alexandria Planning Commission voted 6-0 to endorse the City of Alexandria Department of Planning and Zoning’s proposed “Route...

AHDC discusses Gateway project at monthly meeting

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation passed resolutions for the soon-to-open Gateway on the West End and approved the release of...