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 will be mostly clear, with a low of approximately 28 degrees and a southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
🚨 You need to know
In case you missed it last night — and the vote was just before 1 a.m. so no shame if you did — the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a set of zoning reforms that aim to boost residential development in the city.
While most of those units will likely come from changes allowing residential development in industrial districts, the big headline-grabber item was ending single-family-only zoning.
Though Vice Mayor Amy Jackson motioned to have the single-family zoning piece separated from the rest and deferred to another date, ultimately, that motion failed. The City Council voted in favor of the entire zoning reform package.
There is a possible Phase 2 down the line that would expand on those reforms, possibly changing some of the density limits leaders were critical of early in the process, but for now, Mayor Justin Wilson said the city as a whole needs a break from zoning discussion.
“Let’s pause, take our breaths, let’s see how some of these changes are taken,” Wilson said, “and then let’s discuss whether and what we would possibly do next.”
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Nov 28, 2023.
- Plans unveiled for new ‘Kings Row’ development near King Street Metro station (3277 views)
- French and Italian boutique opening on King Street in March (1652 views)
- Notes: Violent crime (mostly) declining in Mount Vernon, just south of Alexandria (837 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Fairfax County and Fort Belvoir Police and Emergency Responders Honored at 18th Annual Tribute
Zebra (Tuesday @ 8:16 pm)
- Alexandria Pet Of The Week: Gentle Senior Needs Home For Holidays
Patch (Tuesday @ 3:04 pm)
- BOOK NOW: Haunted Holiday Ghost Tours in Old Town Alexandria
Zebra (Tuesday @ 2:58 pm)
- Alexandria Homeowners Asked to Complete Survey Regarding Home Health and Safety
Zebra (Tuesday @ 2:41 pm)
- Enjoy Festive Events in Alexandria This Holiday Season
Zebra (Tuesday @ 11:36 am)
- French, Italian-Inspired Boutique Plans Old Town Alexandria Opening
Patch (Tuesday @ 10:59 am)
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Good Friday morning, Alexandria! ⛈️ Today’s weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54, but rain tonight after 10 p.m. and a low around 42. Rain tomorrow as well, mainly before 1…
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