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