Public Invited to Attend Community Meeting on Proposed Park at Potomac Yard

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 Public Invited to Attend Community Meeting on Proposed Park at Potomac Yard

The City of Alexandria invites residents to attend a community meeting to discuss the future of a proposed park at Potomac Yard on Monday, March 17 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School auditorium (2601 Commonwealth Ave.) at 7:30 p.m.

At the meeting, the project planning and landscape architectural consultant, EDAW, Inc., will provide an update on the proposed park’s design. The public is encouraged to attend this public presentation and to provide input for the development of the proposed park.

EDAW, Inc. is an internationally recognized, world class leader in the design and development of culturally significant, historic, industrial reclamation, urban ecology and public process projects. 

A concept plan for the Potomac Yard site, approved in 1999, provides for substantial open space, office space, a hotel, new retail space, and residential units, all organized into a series of parcels or landbays.

Landbay K, the site of proposed park at Potomac Yard, will be located on the east side of Potomac Avenue in the proposed Potomac Yard development. The park, which is intended to serve as a north-south linear greenway, is adjacent to the railroad corridor and will be one of the most significant open spaces within the development.

For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Jeffrey Farner of the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703.838.4666 or, or contact Ron Kagawa of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.838.5041 or

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Ron Kagawa at 703.838.5041 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail