Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee (PYDAC)

The role of the Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee is to review development plans for compliance with the Design Guidelines and Standards of Potomac Yard. Applications are brought to the appointed citizen group as needed and are discussed at public meetings. The Committee will provide comments to applicants and staff to guide proposals and ultimately make written recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.

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Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee

The Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee (PYDAC) was created in 2004 pursuant to Section 5-0010 of the Zoning Ordinance by Ordinance No. 4370. In 2010, TA#10-0002 was approved expanding the authority of PYDAC to review preliminary development applications in North Potomac Yard for consistency with the North Potomac Yard Urban Design Standards (2010). Given the proximity of North Potomac Yard to the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the composition of PYDAC was increased to ten members to include a design representative from the National Park Service. The text amendment was codified in Section 5-610 of the zoning ordinance in addition to the membership requirements, authority and responsibilities of PYDAC.

On October 13, 2018, City Council adopted Ordinance 5161 to include an additional member representing civic associations within Potomac Yard. The PYDAC is appointed by City Council and consists of 11 members who serve staggered 2-year terms. The role of the Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee is to review development plans for compliance with the Design Guidelines and Standards of Potomac Yard. Applications are brought to PYDAC as needed and are discussed at public meetings.  The Committee will provide comments to applicants and staff to guide proposals and ultimately make written recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.

PYDAC Members:

  • Jason Albers, Potomac Yard Area Representative
  • Timothy Casey, Potomac Yard Area Representative
  • Francisco Duran, Potomac East Representative
  • Corey Faherty, Potomac West Representative
  • Jeremy Fretts, Architect
  • Travis Herret, Potomac West Representative
  • Anthony Istrico, Potomac East Representative
  • Matthew Johnston, Architect
  • Peter May, National Park Service
  • Civic Association in Potomac Yard (VACANT)
  • Business Community (VACANT)

Questions? 

Contact Bill Cook, 703.746.3817 in the Department of Planning and Zoning.

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