Tag: development

Don Simpson Sr. dies at 87

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Donald F. Simpson Sr., prominent city businessman and benefactor, died on May 14. He was 87. Simpson is known throughout the...

Our View: BRAC to the future

"… Nearby residents shouted in anger that they weren’t consulted during the … decision process, while officials from all parties involved passed the buck....

Alexandria Chamber “outraged” at Potomac Yard Metro changes

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has issued a fiery response to recently announced changes to the Potomac Yard Metro station. The statement comes shortly after...

Council approves FY2019 budget, tentatively approves 1 percent meals tax increase

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] City council approved a $748.4 million FY2019 budget on Thursday, including a tentative 1 percent increase in the restaurant meals...

Letter to the Editor: Redevelopment will exacerbate displacement

To the editor: Whole blocks of Old Town are to be torn down and redeveloped, likely with greater density. The planned Route 1 south redevelopment...

Council OKs new restaurants, developments at February public hearing

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At its public hearing Saturday, city council unanimously approved a development at The Strand that furthers the waterfront plan and...

EYA, city seek uses for historic Pioneer Mills foundation

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Developer EYA and the city have begun the process of relocating the final remaining foundation stones of Pioneer Mills, the 19th-century...

Council denies Karig Estates appeals

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council voted to move forward with a development project known as Karig Estates, despite the protests of residents, environmentalists and...

Our View: Compromise is not a four letter word

In this era of identity politics, the notion of compromise is often viewed as unacceptable. It seems many increasingly equate giving in a little...

Letter to the Editor: A tale of two hills

The current debacle involving the proposed Karig Estates residential development resembles a similar controversy that played out a decade earlier at the property known...