Alexandria's Waterfront Debate Could Head To Court

City council considering legal action in waterfront debate

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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.

    The Future of Alexandria's Waterfront

    [DC] The Future of Alexandria's Waterfront
    The latest on the future of Alexandria's waterfront. (Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2012)

    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.

    Battle Over Alexandria Waterfront Continues

    [DC] Battle Over Alexandria Waterfront Continues
    News 4's Julie Carey has more on the debate over the future of the Alexandria Waterfront. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011)