January 16, 2012
The waterfront plan increases density at three sites and allows hotels.
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Candidates for office take sides in debate on controversial waterfront proposal.
The waterfront is no longer a partisan issue. As more candidates throw their hat into the ring to run in the election for Alexandria City Council, a broader field of possibilities is opening up to voters.
Five Old Town residents file lawsuit asking court to overturn controversial upzoning.
Five Old Town residents are set to file a lawsuit this week challenging the controversial waterfront small-area plan, which the City Council adopted last week on a party-line five-to-two vote last month.
Appeal of protest petition to move forward, either in Circuit Court or Board of Zoning Appeals.
The controversial waterfront small-area plan may have squeaked through City Hall on a five-to-two vote last month, but a final resolution could be months away
City Council poised to adopt controversial plan to increase density and allow hotels.
In the game of Monopoly, players that have four houses on each property in a color group can buy a hotel from the bank and plunk the red plastic piece down and start raking in cash.
Supporters have votes to pass plan, but opponents are plotting final stand.
The first rule in politics is knowing how to count. By almost any standard, that means that a controversial proposal to allow hotels and increase density at three properties on the waterfront is likely headed for approval.