Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG)

The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group, or PYMIG, functions 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.

Page updated on Mar 2, 2021 at 2:02 PM

PYMIG Meeting Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency, Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) meetings will be held electronically pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), the Continuity of Government ordinance adopted by the City Council on June 20, 2020 or Sections 4-0.00(g) in HB29 and HB30 to undertake essential business. All of the members of the Working Group and staff will participate from remote locations through a Zoom meeting. 


Meeting Frequency

PYMIG meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, unless otherwise indicated above and on the City Calendar. Meetings are open to all members of the public interested in the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project.


Current Meeting

In lieu of holding a February PYMIG meeting, the City has issued the following video update:

February 2021 PYMIG Update


Upcoming Meetings OR VIDEO UPDATES

Next Meeting: Monday, March 22, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency, the March 22, 2021 meeting of the Potomac Yard Metro Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) is being held electronically pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), the Continuity of Government ordinance adopted by the City Council on June 20, 2020 or Section 4-0.01(g) in HB29 and HB30, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly (Virginia Acts of Assembly Ch. 1283 and 1289), to undertake essential business. All of the members of the work group and staff are participating from remote locations through Zoom Webinar. The meeting is being held electronically, unless a determination is made that it is safe enough for the meetings to be held in person in the City Council Chamber at 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA. Electronic access will be provided in either event. The meetings can be accessed by the public through the Zoom webinar link or phone number below:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmtQv8JPQ3OvUq9YQW3_yg

Dial-in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 960 0926 8560
Passcode: 368348

Public comment will be received at the meeting during the public comment period following the presentation or comments can be emailed to Lydia.Durand@alexandriava.gov through March 26, 2020. A video recording of the meeting will be available on this webpage after the meeting. For reasonable disability accommodation, contact Lydia.Durand@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4622, Virginia Relay 711.

 

Meeting Description

The City of Alexandria will host the next Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) meeting on Monday, March 22 from 7-9 PM via Zoom. 

Schedule:
6:30 PM – Zoom meeting opens to attendees
7:00 PM – Zoom meeting begins


Future Meeting or Update Release Dates:

  • April 26, 2021
  • May 24, 2021 

Past Meetings

2020 Meetings

January 2021


December 2020


November 23, 2020 


October 26, 2020

  • Agenda
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Update
    • Pre-Construction Discussion - Southwest Access
    • PYC Construction Update
  • Presentation
  • Video

September 21, 2020

  • Agenda
    • Southwest Access Pavilion Design
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Update
    • PYC Construction Update
  • Presentation
  • Video

August 2020 - Cancelled - COVID-19


July 2020 - Cancelled - COVID-19


June 2020 - Cancelled - COVID-19


May 2020 - Cancelled - COVID-19


April 2020 - Cancelled - COVID-19


Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Cancelled - COVID-19


Monday, February 24, 2020    

  • Agenda
    • Enhanced Southwest Access Discussion
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Update
    • PYC Construction Update
    • Project Schedule Update
  • Presentation
  • Video

January 27, 2020    

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Enhanced Southwest Access Discussion
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Update
    • PYC Construction Update
      • See BAR Presentation for retaining wall and fencing update images.
    • Project Schedule Update
  • Presentation
  • Video


2019 MEETINGS

December 17, 2019  

  • Agenda 
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR)
    • PYC Construction Update
    • Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • Presentation
  • Video

November 19, 2019  

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Project Schedule
    • PYC Construction Update
    • Traffic and Parking Board
    • Traffic Concerns
  • Presentation
  • Video

October 29, 2019

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR)
    • PYC Construction Update
    • Traffic and Parking Board
    • Communications Plan
    • PYMIG Member Vacancy and Charter Extension
  • Presentation
  • Video

September 25, 2019

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Permit Update
    • Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Update
    • Construction Update
    • SW Entrance Design Process Update
    • Communications Plan Update
  • Presentation
  • Video

August 5, 2019


July 24, 2019 **CANCELLED**


June 10, 2019


May 21, 2019 **CANCELLED**


April 22, 2019 

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • PYC/Contractor Pre-Construction Update
    • Update on Southwest Entrance Pricing Process
    • Southwest Entrance Design Ideas
    • Southwest Entrance Objectives Statement and Matrix
  • Presentation
  • Video

March 18, 2019


February 4, 2019


January 14, 2019

  • Agenda

    Primary Agenda Items:

    • Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) Update
    • Additional State Funding
    • South Entrance Design Process
  • Presentation
  • Video


2018 MEETINGS

November 26, 2018

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Environmental Permitting Update
    • Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) Update
    • Amazon and VA Tech Innovation Campus Announcements
  • Presentation

November 12, 2018


November 5, 2018


October 29, 2018


October 22, 2018


September 26, 2018

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • WMATA: Introduction of the Project Manager
    • WMATA: Project Update and Discussion
    • WMATA: Introduction of the Contractor
    • City: Design Process and DSUP Amendment
  • Presentation
  • Video

May 9, 2018



2017 MEETINGS

March 17, 2017


February 21, 2017


2016 MEETINGS

May 17, 2016

  • Agenda
    Primary Agenda Items:
    • Process and Schedule
    • Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge
    • Land Exchange
    • Station Design
  • Presentation
  • Video

April 25, 2016


March 17, 2016


February 11, 2016


2015 MEETINGS

December 14, 2015


November 16, 2015


October 28, 2015


September 21, 2015


May 13, 2015


March 31, 2015


January 29, 2015


2014 MEETINGS

October 23, 2014


June 26, 2014


May 15, 2014 


January 6, 2014


2013 MEETINGS

June 10, 2013


January 30, 2013


2012 MEETINGS

October 10, 2012


May 16, 2012


February 6, 2012


2012 MEETINGS

October 26, 2011


2011 MEETINGS

June 30, 2011


About the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG)

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. 

Department of Project Implementation and Department of Transportation and Environmental Services staff serve as the 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. 


PYMIG Functions

  • 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

  • Mayor Justin Wilson, City Council
  • Councilmember Canek Aguirre, City Council
  • James Hook, 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
  • Clyde McGraw, Business At-Large
  • Amok Vaidya, Potomac Yard Civic Association (Acting)
  • David Weitzel, Old Town Greens Townhomes  / Condominiums
  • Steve Crime, Potomac Greens Homeowners Association

Contact Information

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Lydia Durand at 703.746.4045.

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