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Alexandria's Waterfront Debate Could Head To Court

City council considering legal action in waterfront debate

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    Alexandria's Waterfront Debate Could Head To Court
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    Alexandria, Va.

    The future of Alexandria's waterfront could be decided in court.

    The Alexandria City Council is discussing its legal options in a closed-door session today. The meeting comes after the Alexandria zoning board ruled Friday that the council wrongly denied a protest petition.

    Residents pushed for the council to pass a waterfront plan by a super-majority vote, with six of the seven council members backing the plan. Instead, back in January, the council passed the waterfront plan by a 5-2 vote, allowing developers to start designing new parks, hotels and stores.

    Home and business owners worry the redevelopment would bring congestion and too much traffic to Old Town Alexandria.

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