Alexandria

D.C. Metro Station

Bus Rapid Transit, Bike Lanes Under Consideration in Alexandria, Virginia

A complete streets makeover is taking shape for Duke Street in Alexandria.

July 5, 2021 - ALX Now

Old Town Alexandra

Civil Rights and Historic Preservation: A Case Study from Northern Virginia

The civil rights debates of the 1960s and 1970s influence city planning in Alexandria, Virginia to this day.

December 23, 2020 - ALX Now

Alexandria, Virginia

A Car-Free Street Dream in Northern Virginia

The city of Alexandria has begun to explore the idea of transforming sections of King Street into a car-free pedestrian zone.

August 29, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Electric Scooters

Historic Preservation—A Reason to Nix Scooters?

Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.

August 21, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Alexandria, Virginia

'Ridership' or 'Coverage' Concepts Considered for Alexandria Bus Network Concept

The city of Alexandria, Virginia is asking the public to weigh in on a fundamental question of bus transit planning: ridership or coverage?

March 6, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Basement Apartment

ADU Results Fall Short of Intentions in D.C. Region

Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.

February 26, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Arlington County, Virginia

New Virginia Tech 'Innovation Campus' Helped Woo Amazon to Arlington

According to an announcement by Virginia Tech yesterday, their plans to build a $1 billion innovation campus in nearby Alexandria helped win the HQ2 prize for Northern Virginia.

November 14, 2018 - WTOP

Potomac River

Low-Lying Alexandria Must Adjust to Rising Waters

Alexandria, Virginia's waterfront was built on landfill below the natural elevation of the Potomac River. City officials hope to build new seawalls to protect that area from floods.

September 18, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Walkable Urban Commercial District

Raising the Meal Tax to Pay for Affordable Housing

Is anybody up for happy hour in Alexandria?

May 26, 2018 - The Washington Post

Virginia's New 395 Express Lanes Guaranteed to Fund Public Transit

The $500 million, eight-mile extension, mostly paid by private funds and express lane tolls, broke ground August 9. Transurban, the private company in the public-private partnership, will pay $15 million annually for public transit improvements.

August 14, 2017 - Planetizen

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