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 Dec 28, 2020 at 5:47 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 a December 2020 PYMIG meeting, the City has produced the following video: 

    December 2020 PYMIG Construction Update



    Upcoming Meetings

    • January 25, 2021
    • February 22, 2021
    • March 22, 2021


    For reasonable disability accommodation, contact Lydia.Durand@alexandriava.govor 703.746.4622, Virginia Relay 711.


    Past Meetings

    2020 Meetings

    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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