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Potomac Yard Development
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New Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

A new Metrorail station is being planned along the Yellow and Blue lines in the Potomac Yard area. The project is currently undergoing the environmental review process and location identification, with three locations under consideration, as well as a no-build alternative.  A working group, the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group (PYMIG), has been established to coordinate with City staff on the project. To learn more about the environmental review process, visit the webpage at or view the EIS Newsletter.

What's New

  • Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) Meeting – Thursday, June 26
    The public is invited to the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group (PYMIG) meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street.

  • A physical model has been prepared showing the relationship of each alternative (plus the CSX Option) to its surroundings. The model will be on view through June 6, 2014 in the Vola Lawson Lobby (Cameron Street entrance) in City Hall. The alternative shown in the model will be rotated approximately every two business days based on the schedule below.


  • A digital model has been prepared showing how each of the Build Alternatives as well as the B-CSX Option might look to drivers traveling on the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). 
  • PYMIG Meeting - Thursday, May 15, 2014
    • The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group (PYMIG) held their second meeting of the year on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. The meeting included an update on the environmental planning process and presented the recently completed physical and digital models, which show each of the Build Alternatives and the CSX Option. Check out the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group page for more information.
  • Agenda Alexandria Presentation 
    • On April 24, 2014, Agenda Alexandria hosted a panel to discuss the environmental, land use, and financial implications of building a new Metrorail Station in Potomac Yard.  Deputy City Manager Mark Jinks provided an overview of the Metrorail project, planned development at Potomac Yard, and the financial analysis completed to-date.
  • Updated Schedule to Complete EIS
    • At the January 6 PYMIG meeting, members asked staff to provide an updated schedule to complete the EIS process. This schedule was presented to City Council at their March 11, 2014 meeting and can be seen here.


The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station EIS team wants to hear from you!  If you have questions, suggestions, or comments - or if you would like to be added to the project e-mail list - please contact us at: 

Overall Project Schedule

 PYMetro Schedule 2 

Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group Members

  • Mayor William Euille, City Council
  • Justin Wilson, City Council
  • Eric Wagner, Planning Commission
  • Dr. Monica Starnes, Environmental Policy Commission
  • Josh Sawislak, Transportation Commission
  • Kerry Donley, At Large

Public Meetings

Previous Presentations

  •   On September 21, 2013, City Council received a tour and comprehensive briefing on Potomac Yard issues.  The tour and briefing were open to the public.  Please see below for links to the information provided during the tour, as well as a video for the tour and briefing.  
  • The City of Alexandria’s Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group (PYMIG) held a meeting on Monday, June 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at City Hall (301 King St.) in the Council Workroom. The materials provided at the meeting was a presentation on the proposed Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, the environmental planning process, and the station alternatives that are being proposed.
  • City Council held a work session in November 2012 to discuss the progress of the Potomac Yard development  November 2012 City Council Work Session Presentation 
  • The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) met on Monday, January 6, 2014. An overview on the proposed Metrorail Station at Potomac Yard and the environmental planning process was presented. Additionally, the meeting included updates on other development in Potomac Yard and the progress of the EIS. See meeting materials here  
  • City Council Work Session Presentation (December 10, 2013)  discussed the progress of development, transportation projects, and open space projects in Potomac Yard.


Background Materials

For additional information, contact lee Farmer, Project Manager at or call 703.746.4146


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