Tag: Alexandria development

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 | [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...

Council approves ParcView II project

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved a large-scale affordable housing project in the Holmes Run neighborhood known as ParcView II, despite concerns among...

Your Views: Council should deny ParcView project

To the editor: I am a member of the Holmes Run Civic Association and am writing to express opposition to the ParcView project. The developer...

Our View: A good approach to affordable housing

What a conundrum affordable housing continues to be for Alexandria! The general consensus is that affordable housing in the city declined by around 90% between...