ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

This week, Alexandria made some moves on new policy to liven up the city: permanently making the end of King Street a pedestrian zone and showing some growth in plans to add more arts uses around Old Town North.

Meanwhile, the city has also made some progress on affordable housing. A lottery is being held for new units near Potomac Yard and a new plan is in the works for a large-scale zoning overhaul.

All is not quite well with affordable housing though: residents at Southern Towers have said there are ongoing issues around rent increases, health concerns, and evictions.

  1. High-speed chase near Duke Street exit on I-395 ends in crash, arrests
  2. Fox News anchor Sean Hannity uses Alexandria sticker in anti-mail-in voting segment
  3. Alexandria shows progress on Old Town North’s arts revival
  4. Alexandria holding lottery for new affordable condos in Potomac Yard
  5. Man faces malicious wounding charges after West End fight
  6. Shots fired in West End of King Street on Friday night
  7. New sandwich shop coming to Torpedo Factory building
  8. Police investigate early evening assaults and robberies near Holmes Run
  9. New plans to reshape Alexandria’s West End kick off with meeting tonight
  10. City Council permanently expands King Street Pedestrian Zone down to Waterfront Park