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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It was a big week for getting a glimpse at Alexandria’s future.

At a meeting this week, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Environmental Quality Bill Skrabak offered an in-depth look at some of city and Hilco Redevelopment Partners’ plans to handle the demolition of the power plant in Old Town North. Skrabak said extensive soil testing beneath the factory will have to wait until after the building is torn down. Meanwhile, plans are being worked on to handle the transportation of the contaminated soil out of Old Town.

Not far from the power plant, some of the artwork for the Potomac Yard Metro station was revealed. The colorful exterior is meant to evoke the iconic cherry blossoms around the region as well as the native bluebells.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Housing Alexandria breaking ground on new Arlandria affordable housing development this summer
  2. City of Alexandria lays out power plant demolition plans and uncertainties
  3. Notes: Driver killed in Beltway crash near Alexandria
  4. Notes: New Queen Street restaurant brings Alexandria, Egypt to Alexandria, Virginia
  5. Changes in the works for King Street Trolley, including new Eisenhower destination
  6. Scoop: ‘Call Your Mother’ back on for Alexandria sometime this summer
  7. VRE trains delayed last night over another crash at troubled King Street bridge
  8. Walgreens redevelopment in Old Town headed to city review
  9. Four Alexandria schools participating in speed camera pilot
  10. No arrests after shots fired near Alexandria Commons Shopping Center Thursday night

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