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Alexandria council votes 6-1 to rezone waterfront

Sunday - 3/17/2013, 11:07am  ET

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The Alexandria City Council has voted to reaffirm its decision to rezone the Old Town waterfront and allow two small hotels and parks to be built.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/Z5XUdO ) reports the 6-1 vote Saturday was intended to provide relief for a lawsuit that is headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. Opponents have questioned whether the council needed a supermajority -- or six votes -- to approve the redevelopment plan.

Many of the same arguments were raised Saturday. But the plan ended up passing with a supermajority.

Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg cast the lone dissenting vote on the waterfront plan. Her attempt to cut the number of hotels allowed in the plan to one died because there was not a second vote for the proposal.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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