Tag: planning commission

MacArthur rebuild comes in over budget

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City Council approved a development special use permit on Saturday for the Douglas MacArthur Modernization Project, which is currently $5...

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...

Planning Commission approves compromise density amendment for public schools

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Planning Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s Zoning Ordinance that would allow public schools to increase density...

Your Views: Warehouse design is not appropriate here

To the editor: I noted that prior to this unfortunate COVID-19 crucible, the Old Town North Planning Commission venue for the OTN small area plan...

Your Views: Land use meetings are suspended

To the editor: While a number of civic associations have recently asked the city to temporarily suspend all public meetings related to land use based...

Your Views: Still awaiting ethics reform

To the editor: Nathan Macek, volunteer chair of the Alexandria Planning Commission, is also director of project development and finance and a senior vice president...

Your Views: We need more inclusive input

To the editor: I would like to respond to the letter by Carter Flemming in the Feb. 20 Alexandria Times, “Stop degrading our civic associations,”...

Your Views: Stop degrading our civic associations

To the editor: In the seemingly relentless attacks on civic associations and the citizens who spend countless hours trying to stay informed about city issues,...

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus design advances

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] With construction slated to begin by the end of 2020, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is giving Potomac Yard a...

Your Views: Planning commission ignores neighbors’ concerns

To the editor: Our Alexandria Planning Commission professes to be engaged in a competition with the D.C. and National Harbor waterfronts. The Old Town waterfront...