530 First Street, a new mixed-use development in Old Town North Alexandria, Virginia from EDENS (Rendering via Old Town Community North partnership)

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is construction of a residential mixed-use project from EDENS (see this original post). EDENS, developer of major mixed-use projects in the District and Merrifield, has applied to develop the current Giant Food & Virginia ABC site in Alexandria’s Old Town North into 232 apartments (residential units) with 51,000 sq feet of retail on the ground floor.

The LEED-certified, mixed-use project is located between First Street and Montgomery Street. Depending upon what happens at the Planning Commission, we hear construction is expected to start in late 2016 and we hear the completion date will be sometime in 2018.

We also hear that the Virginia ABC store, currently on site, wants to come back to the development upon completion however, no retail tenants have been identified by EDENS according to sources.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

(EDENS Rendering via Old Town North Community Partnership)

Public Hearing on coming Oakville Triangle development

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold special public hearing Thursday, January 7  at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, 301 King Street. This public hearing includes docket items that pertain to the Oakville Triangle development.

The docket and staff reports for this hearing can be viewed at this link.

SUP2015-0113 Staff Report

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing TONIGHT (Tuesday, January 5, 2015) at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is the proposal to operate an automotive sales business at 3205 & 3207 Colvin Street in the Taylor Run neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

(Image via City of Alexandria)

SUP2015-0112 Staff Report 4141 Duke Street

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing TONIGHT (Tuesday, January 5, 2015) at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is the proposal to to expand a non-complying medical care facility, an existing dialysis clinic, within a commercial building at 4141 Duke Street. The facility will be run by Fresenius Medical Care. This site was the former home to Fuddruckers.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

(Image via City of Alexandria)

Oakville Triangle in Alexandria Virginia

The Draft Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Vision Plan and Urban Design Standards & Guidelines will be presented at the next Planning Commission Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber at City Hall, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria.  The Planning Commission will consider requests for (A) the initiation of a Master Plan Amendment, and (B) an amendment to the Potomac West Small Area Plan chapter of the Master Plan to incorporate the Oakville Triangle/Route 1 Corridor Vision Plan and Urban Design Standards & Guidelines.

The Draft Plan, staff report and supporting documents can be viewed on the docket website. Community members are encouraged to attend the hearing and will have the opportunity to provide feedback. Visit this page to register to speak prior to October 6th OR complete this speaker’s form (PDF) and submit to planning staff at the meeting.

Please visit this link for background on the study area, information about the planning process, and ongoing updates.

For additional information or to get involved, contact Katherine Carraway at 703.746.3855.

Hunting Point Amenity building

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is construction of a residential amenity building and surface parking spaces in the existing Hunting Point community. The proposal provides recreational and community amenities for the existing residents, while maintaining the Potomac River view currently visible from South Washington Street.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

(Image via City of Alexandria)

Aldi
The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is the new Aldi Food Market, which is replacing the Giant Food Grocery store, which is closing, at 425 E. Monroe Avenue in Alexandria. The new store will have 29,000 + sq ft and be open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 AM Saturdays, and 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sundays.

ALDI is asking for a development special use permit and site plan with modifications to construct a grocery store including a special use permit request for a parking reduction that would allow them to have less parking on their property than required by current zoning law. ALDI is making the argument that their stores do not need as much parking because people are in and out of ALDI’s much more quickly than other grocery stores.

As part of approval for this request, Aldi proposes to re-stripe the parking lot (on both the CVS and grocery store lots) which would add 13 spaces to the existing total, bring the available parking to 111 spaces.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan). You can find the DRCA’s Land Use Committee’s comments on the proposed store at the docket link as well.

(Photo by Mike Mozart, on Flickr)

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