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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

This week, ALXnow took a look at some of the big policies that could impact Alexandria in the long-term.

For starters, some in city staff have expressed concerns that the affordable housing and arts density bonuses could compete with each other. City leadership said that’s not the way it’s been playing out so far; that newer developments have been maximizing both housing and arts density bonuses.

The City Council also heard some early proposals for potentially decoupling the residential and commercial tax rates, which would allow the city to tax them at separate rates, but some on the Council expressed concerns this could backfire in some ways and hurt local renters.

Meanwhile, we got a clearer look at what’s ahead for Potomac Yard and Landmark over the next few years.

Top stories

  1. No arrests after fatal Duke Street crash, cocaine and other suspected drugs found in vehicle involved
  2. Former Banana Republic location in Old Town headed to city review
  3. City grapples with potentially competing affordable housing and arts needs in Old Town North
  4. D.C. man charged with assault and battery after brawl at William Ramsay Recreation Center
  5. Environmental group protests Chase Bank and Wells Fargo with ‘die-ins’ at Old Town branches
  6. Mayor: One-time tax relief proposed for car owners in Alexandria
  7. City outlines what’s ahead for Potomac Yard development
  8. City to host public meeting on new density and affordable housing options
  9. Inova Alexandria at Landmark concept plan shows 175-foot-tall hospital building
  10. Three Alexandria men arrested after robbery and abduction in West End

Recent Stories

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria. As teachers fought for a pay raise, Alexandria City High School (ACHS) students walked out of the classrooms in protest against Alexandria City…

(Updated 2:30 p.m.) The recently formed Alexandria Minority Business Association (AMBA) shared frustrations about a lawsuit putting a planned grant program on hold. The City of Alexandria approved a grant…

Yesterday, the tourism bureau Visit Alexandria presented a new logo to be used in marketing for the city. Reception online was mixed. The logo features the city’s name in lowercase…

Good Friday morning, Alexandria! 🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 42 and low of 33. ⛅ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 52 and low…

Bespoke women’s clothing designer, A.Oei Studio, is opening a fashion pop-up in Old Town Alexandria.

From Feb 2nd – March 29th, shop contemporary ready-to-wear pieces, view unique textile selections, and schedule a fitting for custom-made dresses, bridal and qipao.

Handcrafted in D.C., A.Oei Studio aims to offer an alternative vision of fashion – one that is centered around sustainability, artistry and personalized services.

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To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]

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