4/5/2021

In the News

Real Estate & Development

  • MRP pitches two big residential towers for Alexandria’s Eisenhower East neighborhood – Washington Business Journal
  • The Retail Experience Will Be More of the Same in 2021 – Globe St
  • N.Va office vacancy tops 20% as Greater Washington market shows more signs of prolonged strain – Washington Business Journal
  • Estimating Future Demand for Office Space: It’s Complicated. Property Owners Have Much to Consider as Employers Rethink their Workspace – CoStar
  • D.C. Office Market Worsened Again in Q1, But Signs of Recovery Starting to Emerge – Bisnow
  • Want Commercial Property Tax Relief? Don’t Hold Your Breath – Bisnow
  • Companies Target the Second Half to Return to the Office – Globe St

ECONOMY & COMMUNITY

  • Waterfront Museum under consideration to house remnants of Old Town Armada – ALX Now
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Joins Governor Northam to Announce Major Milestone for Transforming Rail in Virginia, Highlight American Rescue Plan – Governor of Virginia
  • Virginia seals deal for $3.7 billion rail plan, including new Potomac River bridge – Washington Post
  • Virginia inks $4 billion deal with Amtrak, CSX to boost rail – Washington Post
  • Montgomery County, Alexandria talking free transit plans – Fox 5 DC
  • NOVA looks to pull more people into tech fields with Virginia’s new community college funding – Washington Business Journal
  • My View with Stephanie Landrum: Covid-19, one year in – Alexandria Times
  • Alexandria bringing back public events as Governor’s guidance eases gathering restrictions – ALX Now
  • Washington Economy Watch: The Washington Region’s Economy Remained Stagnant in January 2021 – The Stephen Fuller Institute

Business & Retail

  • SBA already tripled the size of its disaster loans. Now it’s aiming to make them even bigger. – Washington Business Journal
  • Barca to Open Wednesday Along Alexandria’s Waterfront – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Just In: Halal slaughterhouse to open in two weeks – ALX Now
  • Old Town Has a New Pier Bar That Serves Tapas in Retrofitted Freight Containers – Eater DC
  • A Spanish-Inspired Tapas and Wine Bar Opens on the Alexandria Waterfront Today – Washingtonian
  • A Potomac view meets polished cooking at Ada’s on the River in Alexandria – Washington Post
  • Travel the world while in Alexandria with local spins on global cuisine – Alexandria Times