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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/12/2010

Alexandria ponders a new waterfront

By Washington Post editors

alexandria.jpg(photo courtesy of Alexandria Planning Department)

Alexandria wants to redevelop its Potomac River waterfront with more open space, restaurants and mixed-use development, WTOP reports.

City Planning Director Faroll Hamer says the idea would be to bring more activities to the waterfront -- everything from skating to croquet.

The city's conceptual plan for redevelopment shows more docks, piers and parks along the three-mile stretch of the Potomac River.

"We never really put it all together as a great place for people to walk all the way from the beginning to the end, and that's what we'd like to do now," Hamer says.

The plans show pier-extensions of King Street and Cameron Street. Extending those piers would require D.C. approval because they would enter the District's waters.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2010; 11:10 AM ET
Tags:  Alexandria Virginia, Potomac River, Restaurant  
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This sounds like good news to me.

Posted by: --sg | May 12, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

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