Tag: development

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...

Our View: Supporting smart development on the West End

Vibrancy. The elusive word is carefully woven into special use permit applications, crops up on countless city staff reports and is repeated at various...

Virginia Paving Company to close Alexandria plant in 2027

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council voted unanimously at Saturday’s public hearing to close the Virginia Paving Company’s Eisenhower West asphalt plant in 2027. The...

City sells $5.3 million worth of Old Town public property

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected]s.com Council voted to sell four plots of city property to a private investment firm for $5.3 million at its July 9...

WMATA to build new headquarters on Eisenhower

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected] Council approved construction of a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority office building, pending a development special use permit review, at...

Updated Green Building Policy sets stricter standards for new developments

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At its public hearing Saturday, city council approved an update to the city’s Green Building Policy that sets stricter environmental...

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus relocates to 65-acre site near Potomac Yard...

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus coming to Alexandria will be located on a much larger site than the one announced...

Your Views: Development agenda threatens open space, affordable housing

To the editor: Your editorial from June 6 asks, “Is development a net positive?” For those of us saddled with the tax burden higher density...

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...