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Update: Pentagon Row could end up with smaller supermarket

Despite concerns from nearby residents, Arlington County Board members on March 20 could give the owner of Pentagon Row the ability to, potentially, significantly downsize grocery-store operations.

Update: Zoning proposal could aid housing, irk residents

Two potentially conflicting constituencies – advocates of affordable housing and residents of single-family neighborhoods – could end up colliding if Arlington County Board members next month move forward on a recommendation to allow much higher building heights in some transitional areas of the county.

New airport gates near completion at Reagan National

The new 14-gate pier serving travelers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is expected to open in April, replacing previous bus transportation to regional jets on the north end of the facility. The new pier, connected directly to the B/C...

Revival of commercial real estate could lag in region

The good news: A number of metropolitan areas across the U.S. will see a solid rebound in the commercial-real-estate sector over the coming year, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The not-so-good news: The...

Analysts: Airport passengers will come back … eventually

It is likely to be sometime after 2023 that the nation’s airports get back to pre-pandemic traveler counts, according to analysts from the nation’s three major bond-rating agencies. But how long after that remains an open question. The Metropolitan Washington Airports...

‘Express Lanes’ operator serves up grants

Transurban, which operates 53 miles of tolled Express Lanes highway service across Northern Virginia, recently announced $75,000 in grants to 18 Northern Virginia organizations. The funding, which ranges from $1,500 to $15,000 per organization, represents “responding to the needs of...

Arlington government selling off former A-SPAN shelter

The Arlington County government has owned the parcel for 60 years, but now plans to dispose of a building in the Courthouse area to make way for new development. County Board members on March 20 are expected to ratify the...

Another residential building could become hotel for a time

Arlington County Board members next month are expected to allow another developer to temporarily convert apartment space to hotel use. The developer of the 809-unit property at 1555 Wilson Blvd. is asking permission to use 100 of the residential units...

CPRO adds trio of new board members

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) recently added three new board members. Joining the board were Vanessa Aguayo, an area resident with expertise in transportation; Nina Chawla, a commercial-property owner on Columbia Pike; and Diana Nakarmi, co-owner of a mixed...

Planning Commission tackles Courthouse project tonight

Arlington Planning Commission members tonight are expected to render a recommendation on a major redevelopment plan in the Courthouse area. A developer has proposed razing most of a nearly one-acre lot surrounded by Wilson Boulevard, North Courthouse Road and 15th...
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Motorist ticketed after striking pedestrian in Vienna

A motorist was traveling northbound on Park Street, S.E., and turning left onto Kingsley Road, S.E., on May 4...
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