Proposal includes multifamily rental and town homes.
After decades of meetings and stalled redevelopment, the most recent plan for making over North Hill’s 33-acre vacant site at the intersection of Route 1 and Dart Drive has gone the furthest.
“I’m not happy when the city is acting as though they are above the law.”
The Capital Bikeshare’s journey into Old Town is off to a bumpy start. While city officials say the Capital Bikeshare has been a success so far, one particular station has incensed local residents who say the city isn’t following its own implementation rules. Residents say their objection to the South Royal Street Bikeshare station has nothing to do with the bikeshare or bikes in the city, but anger over the city installing a colorful sign without any type of approval or public outreach.
Next meeting set for July 25.
Embark Richmond Highway is a multiyear transportation design effort managed by Fairfax County involving land use and transportation planning, design, and construction activities that will result in a bus rapid transit (BRT) system from Huntington to Fort Belvoir along Richmond Highway.
Council weighs options for Ramsey redevelopment.
Three of Alexandria’s top priorities are historic preservation, open space, and affordable housing. At the June 28 City Council meeting, a decision over the future of Ramsey Homes found these interests, and the council, pitted against each other.
Starting in October, a new bus route could make it easier for Alexandrians to get to and from National Harbor and the new MGM Casino.
Project seeks to increase pedestrian safety and reduce commute time.
The Alexandria City Council met at the intersection of King Street and North Beauregard Street to hold a groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of improvements to be made at the crossroads.
On Monday, June 13, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-41) bill, HB 659 in the State Capitol in Richmond. HB 659 will require high-school family-life curricula to include awareness, understanding and prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Solving problems through state agencies instead of the legislature can save time and money.
Incumbent County Board Chair defeats primary challenger.
After a split from the Arlington Democratic establishment following her opposition to the streetcar project and her support of independent John Vihstadt, County Board Chair Libby Garvey faced a primary.
...and commitment to constituents.
Daniel Storck was elected Mount Vernon supervisor last November, replacing 28-year veteran Gerald Hyland, who retired rather than run for an 8th term.
Arlington continues to struggle with loss of affordable housing.
With each year, Arlington becomes less and less affordable. According to David Cristeal, housing director for Arlington County, between 2000 and 2013, Arlington has lost 13,000 units of affordable housing.
City Council race is finally decided.
Governor McAuliffe signs Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s Bill exempting ABLE Savings Accounts from means testing.
Judges order a recount to determine winners.
Lingering doubts around parking surround Potomac Yard approval.
After years of planning, Potomac Yard Metro is starting to come together. But for many local residents, the arrival of the new Metro station comes with some remaining hurdles.