This week, Alexandria streets were under the microscope as the city eyes changes both in their design and their names.
Part of the city’s changing approach to transportation infrastructure has been creating more pedestrian and cyclist-focused streetscapes. Nowhere has that change been more extreme than the pedestrian zones construction at the 100 and unit blocks of King Street. But while those changes have proven popular, city staff said it won’t be easy to take those same ideas and apply them to the 200 block.
The top stories this week, by readership, were:
- Notes: New bill could kill snow days in Virginia for good
- SCOOP: A new French bistro is opening in the heart of Del Ray in two weeks
- D.C. man arrested after armed carjacking on S. Van Dorn Street
- Alexandria aims to rename three Confederate-honoring streets per year
- ‘The most blighted property in the West End’ gets redevelopment recommendation from Planning Commission
- Saving herself: Alexandria author kidnapped by Somali pirates to publish second book
- Notes: Popular D.C. brewery opening new location in the Carlyle neighborhood
- Poll: Should Alexandria implement more ‘no turn on red’ restrictions?
- Next week sees the return of dueling ‘restaurant weeks’ in Alexandria
- Fairfax County man arrested after residential burglary near Fort Ward
A coalition of organizations and City agencies has put together a survey to assess the quality of housing around the city. Alexandria’s Healthy Homes Network is launching the engagement project…
Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria! ☀️ Today’s weather: Expect sunny conditions with a high of around 39 degrees, accompanied by a south wind blowing at 6 to 10 mph. The night…
Single-family-only zoning is no more in Alexandria. Alexandria’s City Council voted unanimously at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, to approve the Zoning for Housing/Housing for All initiative. The…
Douglass Memorial Cemetery (1421 Wilkes Street) has long suffered flooding and neglect, but the City of Alexandria said plans to address issues at the cemetery will be presented at a…
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