North Potomac Yard SAP Update 2016-2017
- For information on North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan Implementation and the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, visit alexandriava.gov/110553.
North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan 2017 Update
The 2010 North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan established the vision and guiding principles for the redevelopment of the approximately 70-acre site as a sustainable, mixed-use, walkable community oriented around the construction of the Potomac Yard Metrorail station, and established the framework to determine funding sources for the Metrorail Station and potential phasing options for redevelopment of the Plan area.
In 2015, the North Potomac Yard developer representative, JBG Companies, indicated a desire to begin the process for Phase I redevelopment of North Potomac Yard, which would necessitate amendments to the 2010 Plan. The proposal was in response to the feasibility and availability of land on the site as leases for existing tenants will begin to expire over the next decade, and will allow for more informed phasing projections than available in 2010.
The 2017 North Potomac Yard Plan Update builds on the vision of the 2010 Plan and provides guidance for creating a complete sustainable community that integrates environmental sustainability, transit, land uses, design, and open spaces. The Plan anticipates 7.5 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development as originally approved. The Phase I proposal for the area east of Potomac Avenue where Regal Cinema is located anticipates approximately 1.3 million square feet of mixed-use development to include office, hotel, residential, and concentrated areas of retail within a 1/4 mile of the new Metrorail station. The 2017 Plan Update also provides greater integration of the new station within the site with a new civic plaza. The Plan Update increases public parks and open space by an additional 1.5 acres, totaling approximately 9 acres, and completes a vital link in the local and regional open space networks. Additionally, the updated Plan recommends a shared street adjacent to Potomac Yard Park; prioritizes pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and vehicles, in that order; and establishes flexibility for integrating emerging and future technologies.
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)
- North Potomac Yard At-A-Glance
- Multimodal Transportation Study, May 25, 2017
- 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
- Call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703.746.4666