Saturday, May 11, 2013
The city and the developers of the Harris Teeter Development project are hosting a community meeting to discuss changes on Montgomery Street.
Learn about upcoming improvements to Montgomery Park in North Old Town as part of the Harris Teeter Development Project. The public is invited to attend an informational meeting May 22 at 7 p.m. It will be held onsite - rain or shine - at the Montgomery Park gazebo, 901 N. Royal St. The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents the opportunity to learn about upcoming improvements that are being funded and constructed by Buchanan Partners, who are the developers for the Harris Teeter Development project. City staff and the developer will be available to answer questions. Featured park improvements include realignment and expansion of the existing dog park, new dog park site furnishings, tree plantings and a new park access from Fairfax…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Police on Aug. 3 visited 33 businesses to ensure that employees did not sell alcohol to minors.
Seven businesses illegally sold alcohol to minors during the Alexandria Police Department's alcohol compliance checks conducted on Aug. 3. Prior to the enforcement efforts, uniformed officers visited businesses throughout the city and provided education and awareness information for the businesses and their employees. Police visited 33 businesses on that Friday. Officers used confidential informants under the age of 21 but above the age of 18 to purchase alcoholic beverages from various locations. The informants were instructed to enter the businesses and attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. If asked for identification, the informant showed the clerk their legal identification, which revealed they were under 21. If the sale of …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Development will include a grocery store and 175 units of multifamily housing.
Construction has begun on the North Old Town Harris Teeter, a plan that City Council approved in June. The project will be located at the 700 blocks of N. St. Asaph and N. Pitt streets. The new building, which replaces a crumbling, vacant structure, will be owned by Buchanan Partners. That firm will lease it to Harris Teeter. Harris Teeter will operate the grocery store and pharmacy, with underground parking and outdoor seating. Multifamily housing will also be constructed, with 175 new rental units and underground parking for tenants.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Residents of Alexandria House condominiums expressed concern with additional traffic challenges
Alexandria City Council on Saturday voted to approve a development bringing a Harris Teeter grocery store and multifamily housing to Alexandria's North Old Town. The project will be located at the 700 blocks of N. St. Asaph and N. Pitt streets. The new building, which replaces a crumbling, vacant structure, will be owned by Buchanan Partners. That firm will lease it to Harris Teeter. Harris Teeter will operate a full-service grocery store and pharmacy, with underground parking and outdoor seating. Multifamily housing will also be constructed, with 175 new rental units and underground parking for tenants. Members of the Alexandria House condominiums, which are located next to the proposed development, filed a protest against the plan on …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Grocery store will be part of larger complex containing residential units
The Alexandria Planning Commission approved the rezoning, concept plan and special use permits for a new Harris Teeter grocery store at 735 N. St. Asaph Street in North Old Town at the end of a marathon meeting that adjourned at 2:51 a.m. Wednesday morning. The grocery store will be part of a new development that will include 175 rental apartments and two levels of underground parking. City staff recommended approving the proposal because it includes the grocery store provision, an “attractive architectural design” and the removal of vacant buildings as well as enhancements of the streetscape on the block. At the hearing, some nearby residents expressed concerns over increased traffic involving both cars and delivery trucks and worries …