Tag: Alexandria development

Our View: The value of listening

How heartening it is to see the new map and proposed text amendment, both revised by city staff after receiving resident input, that dials...

Agenda Alexandria holds master plan forum

By Kimberly Jackson | [email protected] It is no secret. The city of Alexandria is growing. After more than 270 years, it is pushing the city limits...

City holds zone text amendment community meeting

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The City of Alexandria held a virtual community meeting on May 19 to discuss a proposed zoning text amendment that would...

Our View: Destroying Alexandria’s historic character one decision at a time

City Council is about to vote on, and will likely pass, radical changes to height, and therefore density, zoning in Alexandria. In practical terms,...

City Council approves Eisenhower project

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council voted at the public hearing on Saturday to move forward with a multi-family housing development at 2111 and 2121...

Your Views: Don’t pave our park

To the editor: Oops. It’s time to act again, or “oops” is going to be the city’s only appropriate answer to why it would pave...

Your Views: Don’t destroy Old Town

To the editor: On April 12, the Alexandria Department of Planning and Zoning held a “community meeting” to inform the public that current height...

Alexandria businessman Rob Kaufman dies at 71

By Denise Dunbar | ddu[email protected] Entrepreneurial businessman Rob Kaufman died on April 8, 2022, of pancreatic cancer. He was 71. A Canadian by birth, Kaufman moved...

Your Views: City should follow small area plans

To the editor: Below is a shortened version of a letter The Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations sent to Mayor Justin Wilson, members of...

Our View: Build affordable housing while honoring SAPs

Within 10 days, City Council has moved forward with two large developments that between them will provide almost 1,000 units of affordable housing in...