Does Alexandria Have Its Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Location Decided?

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Potomac Yard Metro - Alternative B
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If not, its pretty obvious what the choice will be. You can find our previous posts on this topic at this link.

I was going to write a LONG summary of last night’s meeting but, fantastic Michael Neibauer at the Washington Business Journal already posted  a terrific summary of the meeting last night.

Alexandria has not reached a conclusion as to where it will recommend putting the Potomac Yard Metro station, but the numbers suggest there’s a leader in the clubhouse.

It is Alternative B, the preferred choice of the area’s largest landowners, and the option that would generate the most jobs, the most new development and the most new tax revenue.

The city expects to have a draft Environmental Impact Statement completed by November, which will include a preferred local alternative. It will be released first to various local and federal agencies for several months of review and comment, and then to the public. A public hearing is likely to follow in April, with a formal record of decision coming in early 2016.

Read more at this link.

Option B would bring more jobs according to city staff because the location of the station would allow more density. Option B would also mean a mitigation agreement would need to be worked out between the City and the National Park Service as well given that Option B would take up approx. 7,000 sq feet of Park Service land.

You can find last night’s presentation, which includes a detailed cost analysis of all the remaining alternatives, and more information at this link.

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Lord have mercy, please build Alternative B already! The multiple alternative studies were unnecessary . The costly analysis that could have summarily been dismissed as too costly from the onset. Otto van Bismark said it best: “Politics is the Art of the Possible” and Alternative B is the best possible outcome.

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