Tag: Old and Historic District

Your Views: A solution to idling tour buses

To the editor: The Alexandria Old and Historic District is experiencing a tour bus crisis on its old and narrow streets. These massive 45- to...

Hugo Black house renovation advances, council affirms BAR decision

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Hugo Black house controversy came to a peak in the crowded city council chambers on Tuesday evening, when council...

A civil fight over an Old Town landmark

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] It’s not often that Alexandria’s various historic preservation organizations band together to oppose a project, but one family’s home improvement...

Parker-Gray and Old and Historic BARs to be consolidated

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council voted unanimously at its public hearing on Saturday to consolidate Alexandria’s two locally regulated boards of architectural review, putting...

Letter to the Editor: Think carefully before combining BARs

To the editor: At the April city council legislative session, Vice Mayor Justin Wilson and Councilor Paul Smedberg submitted a proposal to consolidate the Old...

Council discusses affordable housing tax

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At Tuesday’s budget work session and legislative meeting, city council held a preliminary add/delete session and made a final vote...

Letter to the Editor: We support the city’s decision to protect...

To the editor: We write in response to the letter published in the Alexandria Times on Dec. 7 from Amy and Paul Reed, “Changes needed...

King Street Gateway development in west Old Town moves forward

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected]  It’s not the first time – or even the second – that redevelopment plans for the townhouses between 1604 and...