ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

City Council and Planning Commission members reviewing Zoning for Housing/Housing for All proposal (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

Alexandria kicked off the start of its legislative session with a bang: the debut of the Zoning for Housing/Housing for All proposals.

The program aims to reshape major parts of Alexandria’s zoning policies to boost affordability and accessibility in local housing. Some of the proposals grabbed headlines, such as the elimination of single-family-only zoning, but others were dubious of the proposed changes.

More details also emerged on the WestEnd Alexandria project replacing Landmark Mall, such as permits for a new central plaza, playground and more.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Notes: Alexandria woman competing on ‘Golden Bachelor’ show for single seniors (12356 views)
  2. Pavilions, open space and more retail proposed for old Landmark Mall site (8291 views)
  3. JUST IN: Alexandria zoning overhaul gets lukewarm reception from city leaders at public debut (5492 views)
  4. Alexandria karate studio battles Fairfax zoning to open dojo near Springfield (4280 views)
  5. Notes: Outlandish new ‘Milkshake Bar’ opens in Old Town (3796 views)
  6. Notes: Patent and Trademark Office downsizing puts Alexandria’s largest landlord in hot water (3,422 views)
  7. EXCLUSIVE: City manager’s office stripped grievance panel’s authority amid police hiring controversy (2610 views)
  8. Poll: What do you think of the new Zoning for Housing/Housing for All proposals? (1,414 views)
  9. Alexandria City Council to consider permanently allowing big events on consecutive weekends (1,327 views)
  10. Alexandria City Manager appoints new Director of Transportation and Environmental Services (1,317 views)