- North Potomac Yard At-A-Glance
- Draft North Potomac Yard SAP Update
The North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update planning process began in April 2016, providing an opportunity for the community to work with City staff and the developer in reviewing any proposed amendments to the existing Plan. Work to date has resulted in the Draft 2017 North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update.
Draft sections of the Plan have been posted to the website since February 22, and community members were invited to review and provide feedback on the entire draft document from April - June. Comments received will inform the final draft document to be presented to City Council in June.
Revised Full Draft Plan (April 2017)
- Revised Full Draft Plan (April 26, 2017)
- Revisions Incorporated into Revised Draft Plan (April 26, 2017)
- Chapter 9: Implementation (April 2017)
Previous Draft Plan Chapters (March 2017)
- Chapter 1: Vision and Guiding Principles
- Chapter 2: Environmental Sustainability and Performance
- Chapter 3: Urban Design Plan Framework
- Chapter 4: Draft Land Use
- Chapter 5: Draft Community Facilities
- Chapter 6: Draft Transportation
- Chapter 7: Draft Infrastructure
- Chapter 8: Draft Existing Neighborhoods
- Text-only version with tracked changes (compared to 2010 North Potomac Yard Plan)
The North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan, approved in 2010, provides a planning blueprint to guide public and private investment and development decisions in the northern portion of Potomac Yard (also called Landbay F). As written in 2010, “The Plan focuses on the creation of dynamic urban forms, a complementary mix of land uses, community amenities, and a range of housing opportunities. The Plan is a framework to create one of the most sustainable series of neighborhoods within the region, known for its outstanding Four Mile Run waterfront, parks, public transportation, innovative architecture, environmentally sustainable design and practices, and incorporation of Alexandria’s rich history and culture.”
In 2015, the North Potomac Yard developer representative, JBG Companies, indicated a desire to begin the process for redevelopment of North Potomac Yard, which may necessitate amendments to the 2010 North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan and Design Standards. JBG has indicated that they intend to meet the intent of the existing Plan for a mixed use transit oriented urban community and the specified mix of office, residential, retail and other permitted uses. It is anticipated that the planning process will take 12-14 months. A North Potomac Yard Advisory Group, established by City Council in February 2016, will serve as the community engagement forum to review the Plan and proposed amendments.
- New to the North Potomac Yard planning process? Find answers to frequently asked questions.
Previous Meetings and Information
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017: North Potomac Yard Community Open House
- Tuesday, March 28, 2017: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Monday, November 14, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Monday, October 17, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Monday, September 19, 2016: North Potomac Yard Open House and Advisory Group Meeting
- Monday, August 29, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Friday, July 29, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Worksession #2: Framework Streets
- Monday, July 25, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting
- Thursday, June 30, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Worksession
- Monday, June 27, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting #4
- Meeting Audio
- Metro Zone Options Maps
These maps illustrate the potential Metro station and plaza locations. The maps include both an interim and full build out condition for the Plan area. The maps were used in conjunction with the Scoring Criteria Matrix during the Group Exercise to evaluate the Options.
- Scoring Criteria Matrix
The scoring matrix utilizes the Metro Zone principles of the 2010 Plan as the criteria to analyze the Metro Zone Options. The matrix was used during the group exercise to evaluate each option and identify general consensus for each group. The results of the group exercise will be synthesized and discussed during the Metro Zone Worksession on June 30.
- Monday, June 6, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting #3
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016: North Potomac Yard SAP Workshop and Open House
The Station at Potomac Yard, Community Room, 650 Maskell Street
- Monday, May 16, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Meeting #2
Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe Street
- Saturday, April 30, 2016: North Potomac Yard Advisory Group Precedent Tour
The North Potomac Yard Advisory Group and community were invited to attend a bus tour facilitated by City staff and JBG Companies, the North Potomac Yard developer representative. The tour included visits to local and regional projects highlighting good urban design, high quality architecture, retail streets, and open space connectivity.
- Monday, April 18, 2016: North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Update Kick-Off Meeting
Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe Street
Ad Hoc North Potomac Yard Advisory Group
On February 23, 2016 the City Council established an Ad Hoc North Potomac Yard Advisory Group through Resolution 2710. The mission of this group is to provide guidance to staff on potential updates to the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan.
Solicitation for Applications for the Advisory Group was open from February 26, 2016 - March 14, 2016. As specified by the Resolution, the City Manager conducted the member selection process. All activities and meetings by the Advisory Group are open to the public.
Advisory Group Members:
- Stephen Koenig, Chair (Planning Commission)
- Jon Frederick (Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee)
- Jennifer Atkins (Parks & Recreation Commission)
- Ryan Jones (Transportation Commission)
- Jeremy Fretts (Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee)
- Bill Hendrickson (Del Ray Citizens Association)
- Michael Chapman (Lynhaven Civic Association)
- Patricia Harris (At-Large, Resident of Potomac Yard)
- Nancy Appleby (At-Large, Business Representative)
- Mike Caison (At-Large, Community Resident)
- Garrett Erdle (At-Large, Community Resident)
- Colleen Stover (At-Large, Community Resident)
- Civic Engagement Framework for North Potomac Yard SAP Update
- Advisory Group Schedule as of August 22, 2016
- Resolution 2710 establishing the 2016 Advisory Group
- North Potomac Yard Plan Area Map
- North Potomac Yard Context Map
- North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan 2010
- Potomac Yard Landbay Map
- Potomac Yard Main Page
Contact Richard Lawrence , Urban Planner, 703.746.3849