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Alexandria Boat Club Fight Spotlights Virginia Eminent Domain Debate

Virginia voters will decide next month whether to add protections against eminent domain to the commonwealth's constitution. Nowhere are the implications more obvious than the Alexandria waterfront.

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Boat Club Loses Fight Over Alley Access In Alexandria

The Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria has lost their court battle over use of a public alley near the city's waterfront. The city will now lease part of the alley to Virtue Feed & Grain, a restaurant that petitioned to use the space for outdoor seating.

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Pavilion At St. Elizabeth's Planned For Next Spring

The District will build a $5 million pavilion at the St. Elizabeth's Hospital campus that will provide for a place for restaurants, a farmers market and other vendors to serve the new officies going in there.

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Alexandria Mayoral Candidates Spar On Eminent Domain

Development on the Alexandria Waterfront is one of the hot-button issues in the race for mayor, and the use of eminent domain has proved to be a sticky issue between the two candidates.

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Foreign Governments Seek Square Footage, Symbolism In Embassies

We visit several of the 180 embassies packed into the District, and consider the symbolism of our city's foreign missions.

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Microsoft Among Firms Picked For Development At St. Elizabeth's

Microsoft and two other firms are among those that have been chosen to potentially open technology centers at the old St. Elizabeth's Hospital property in Ward 8.

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D.C. Buyers Scramble For Homes In A Seller's Market

The fall real-estate market in the District is heating up as buyers compete for a limited supply of homes for sale.

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DC Public Libraries

Amid fanfare over the many new and renovated libraries around the District, debate continues over what to do with the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe.

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Streetcar Advocates See A Walkable Community For Columbia Pike

Advocates hope a new streetcar line will create a vibrant, walkable community along Columbia Pike in Arlington, but planners say it takes a lot more than transit to transform a neighborhood.

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New Office Building Approved For Crystal City

The first major redevelopment for Arlington's Crystal City neighborhood was approved by the county board this week, and soon, an old office building will be demolished to make room for a new 24-story building.

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