Tag: development

Council updates affordable housing policy

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved an update to the city’s affordable housing contribution policy at the Dec. 12 public hearing. Additional...

South Alex rebuilds after ‘devastating’ fire

By Lindsey Sullivan | [email protected] A massive, four-alarm structure fire in February created a column of smoke over Alexandria that was visible from miles away....

Your Views: Heritage proposal is too big

To the editor: I was sorry to read that the most recent Board of Architectural Review meeting regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Heritage Old...

Your Views: Developers should have to play by the rules

To the editor: Recently the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation, on whose board sit some of the major developers in Northern Virginia, proposed demolishing two homes...

Your Views: A stealthy urbanist agenda

To the editor: I think that most residents agree that keeping housing affordable is a noble endeavor. So do I, but it’s becoming clearer that...

Your Views: Planned Belleview redevelopment is wrong

To the editor: We are writing to register our opinion about the proposed development in the Belleview Shopping Center. We are dismayed that plans are underway...

BAR rejects Heritage redevelopment plans

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] If you’ve run out of shows on Netflix and you’re looking for some drama-filled entertainment, head to the city’s webcast...

Your Views: Alexandria is overpopulated

To the editor: It’s the obvious, yet uncomfortable culprit no one talks about. However, its footprints appear in several articles of the Sept. 3 issue...

Your Views: Kudos to Alexandria’s BAR

To the editor: The Board of Architectural Review met on Sept. 2 for a concept review of the Heritage Project proposal, which was to include...

Our View: ‘By right’ is usually wrong

An increasing number of proposals are coming before City Council that, if passed, would result in “by right” changes to buildings in Alexandria. Many...