Tag: development

ARHA calls for redevelopment of affordable housing

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority put out a call for developers to redevelop five affordable housing properties in the...

Your Views: The unstated reason for densification

To the editor: If all this development city council is rubber stamping is so fiscally advantageous, why is city hall proposing a property tax increase...

Council updates city’s vision for Eisenhower East

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council updated the 2003 Eisenhower East small area plan to push for more affordable housing, open space and pedestrian...

Council approves senior housing building on First Street

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A new type of housing project is coming to Alexandria. City council approved the Aspire, a six-story, age-restricted multifamily building at...

Excessive density makes housing unaffordable

To the editor: We're already in a climate crisis. We are already too densely developed in our city. We are in the top 10 of...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Alexandria’s small business resource for...

As the Alexandria Small Business Development Center enters its 24th year of serving the community’s small businesses, it’s perhaps a good time to describe...

My View | Denise Dunbar: Get that scooter off my sidewalk

Part 1 of 2 Frequent readers of the Alexandria Times know that during 2019 this newspaper has exhaustively reported on scooters in our city. In...

Our View: Environmental actions speak louder than words

Alexandria’s elected leaders must make difficult decisions that often involve tradeoffs – and those choices seldom leave all sides happy. But when a clear...

Your Views: Magical thinking on growth

To the editor: I am writing in response to the editorial, “Supporting smart development in the West End,” in the Oct. 24 Alexandria Times. While...

Our View: Juvenile Detention Center study needs a child-focused solution

It’s good governance for cities to turn a critical eye to where they spend money and why. The budget as a whole is examined each...