Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG)

Throughout the planning process for the Metrorail station, citizen work groups have provided an important forum for community and stakeholder input. A Metrorail Station Feasibility Work Group was established in 2008 and met through 2010. In 2011, the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Feasibility Work Group was re-convened as the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) to ensure a thorough technical analysis of a potential new Metrorail station.

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In September 2015, City Council revised PYMIG's responsibilities and composition to enable PYMIG to function as a forum for the public outreach process through station opening and allow the group to consider the variety of issues that will arise as the project moves into design and construction.

Staff from the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services and the Department of Project Implementation serve as primary liaisons to PYMIG with support from other departments and consultants when needed. The staff of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) also assist. The Work Group meets regularly to discuss issues related to the Metrorail station. The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For additional information, contact Mitchell Bernstein or call 703.746.4036.

What's New


Updates on the contract schedule and risk issues related to adding a south entrance to the station specifications can be found here.

Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) Meeting – Wednesday, May 9th 

This meeting provided updates on the project design, specifically changes to the project scope. 


Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Update on Revised Project Scope can be found here.


City of Alexandria and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) staff wanted to provide stakeholders, and the overall Alexandria community an update on the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project. This July 17, 2017 memo provides updates and information on the design build procurement status, financing, and schedule.

City Council to consider development and zoning approvals for the potomac Yard Metrorail Station

On June 16, City Council will consider several actions relating to the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, Potomac Greens Park, and Potomac Yard Park. These include a Master Plan Amendment, Map Amendment (rezoning), and Development Special Use Permit with site plan and associated Special Use Permits to construct a Metrorail station and associated facilities in Potomac Yard. The staff report includes a description of the project with staff's recommendation for approval with conditions. 

A special public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street.

Functions of PYMIG

  • Review and provide input on Environmental Impact Statement documents;
  • Provide input on project design;
  • Receive updates on funding issues related to the new Metrorail station; and
  • Facilitate discussion of construction mitigation for community impacts during construction.

PYMIG Members

  • Justin Wilson, City Council
  • Paul Smedberg, City Council
  • Stephen Milone, Environmental Policy Commission
  • Stephen Beggs, Park and Recreation Commission
  • Stephen Koenig, Planning Commission
  • Bruce Marsh, Transportation Commission
  • Kerry Donley, Community At-Large
  • Ephorm Freeman III, Community At-Large
  • David Dunn, Community - East of CSX
  • Tanya Culbert, Community - West of CSX
  • Matthew Ginivan, Business At-Large
  • Susan Richards, Potomac Yard Civic Association
  • David Weitzel, Old Town Greens Townhomes  / Condominiums
  • Steve Crime, Potomac Greens Homeowners Association

Meeting Materials  

September 26, 2018

May 09, 2018

May 17, 2016

April 25, 2016

March 17, 2016

February 11, 2016

December 14, 2015

November 16, 2015

October 28, 2015

September 21, 2015

May 13, 2015

March 31, 2015

January 29, 2015

October 23, 2014

June 26, 2014   

May 15, 2014 

 January 6, 2014 

June 10, 2013  

 January 30, 2013 

October 10, 2012 

May 16, 2012 

February 6, 2012 

October 26, 2011 

June 30, 2011 

Background Information