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:
- Housing Alexandria breaking ground on new Arlandria affordable housing development this summer
- City of Alexandria lays out power plant demolition plans and uncertainties
- Notes: Driver killed in Beltway crash near Alexandria
- Notes: New Queen Street restaurant brings Alexandria, Egypt to Alexandria, Virginia
- Changes in the works for King Street Trolley, including new Eisenhower destination
- Scoop: ‘Call Your Mother’ back on for Alexandria sometime this summer
- VRE trains delayed last night over another crash at troubled King Street bridge
- Walgreens redevelopment in Old Town headed to city review
- Four Alexandria schools participating in speed camera pilot
- No arrests after shots fired near Alexandria Commons Shopping Center Thursday night
In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria. Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was…
Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on