Wednesday, March 27, 2013
MRP Realty and JBG Companies announce the construction of The Alric, a multi-family apartment development.
MRP Realty and JBG Companies announced Wednesday the start of construction of the first phase of The Exchange at Potomac Yard, a 14-acre town center within the Potomac Yard development on the east side of Route 1 in Alexandria. Construction of The Alric, a 323-unit, multi-family apartment development, marks the first part of the town center. Located at 731 Seaton Ave., The Alric will include a mix of one- and two-bedroom residences in two five-story buildings. The complex will also include a roof terrace and lounge, courtyards, private ground-level patios, a pool and outdoor seating areas. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The Alric was designed by SK&I Architectural Design Group, which designed The Madison building …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Metro officials say bus rapid transitway could move more people quicker, boost bus ridership and potentially reduce vehicle traffic.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Alexandria city staff will discuss neighborhood traffic, the Route 1 BRT and the status of the Del Ray/Arlandria Trolley.
The City of Alexandria is hosting a community meeting to discuss transportation issues in Del Ray, including neighborhood traffic, the Route 1 BRT and the status of the Del Ray/Arlandria Trolley. The meeting is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon Recreation Center. The meeting comes after a group of citizens hit Alexandria City Council a second time with concerns over truck traffic and speeding on E. Custis, E. Howell and Monroe avenues and also worries over the burgeoning development in Potomac Yard and its transportation effects on Del Ray. Rich Baier, director of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, told council at a Nov. 17 hearing that money is again available in the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
New sod in the median of Route 1 was removed just as quickly as it was installed to make way for BRT construction.
A few weeks ago, the medians along Route 1 just east of Del Ray were fitted with new sod. Then, just as quickly, a large swath of the sod was removed, leaving a naked strip of dirt and many commuters and nearby residents confused as to what happened. The swift removal of the sod was not a mistake; Route 1 was expanded over the summer to make way for the construction of a bus rapid transitway and sod was temporarily placed in the former northbound lanes to control erosion and sediment. The sod was then removed to make way for construction of the BRT, which was approved by City Council in May. Rich Baier, director of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, says it was a decision between covering the median with …