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Potomac Yard Metro: Coming to a Neighborhood Near Us! Agenda:Alexandria’s April 28 Program

The City is planning for a new Metrorail station in Potomac Yard (between the National Airport and Braddock Road stops on the blue/yellow line.)

Construction of the new station will probably have important implications for Alexandria residents:

(1)  Costs were estimated in 2010 at up to $544 million, depending on where the station is sited.  Funding would come from new Potomac Yard tax revenue, Special Tax Districts, developer contributions, and possibly from some Federal or state funds; Alexandria would issue bonds to finance the construction.

(2)  Depending on the option chosen, the station could significantly impinge on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the adjacent wetlands.

(3)  The plan would require much more development in Potomac Yard than previously approved, which would generate much more traffic.  Some of that would be accommodated on Metrorail, but a potentially large increase in vehicular traffic could have a spillover effect on traffic congestion in adjacent neighborhoods (e.g. Del Ray, Rosemont, North Old Town, and Old Town.)

Agenda:Alexandria’s April 28 program (“Potomac Yard Metro:  On Track, Or Off the Rails?”) will address the issues and the impacts.  Former OTCA President and current Board member Mike Hobbs (703 548-5798, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) is one of the producers; former OTCA President and current Board member Poul Hertel is one of the panelists, along with former Mayor Kerry Donley, former Councilman Frank Fannon, and Deputy City Manager Mark Jinks.

Interested Alexandrians can find more information, and register for dinner if desired, at www.AgendaAlexandria.com

Agenda:Alexandria presents eight programs each year on issues of current importance and interest to Alexandria (September – November and January – May, usually on the last Monday of the month.)  Membership is $35; new memberships entered now cover the two remaining programs this year (Potomac Yard on April 28, and an evening with Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins on May 19) and all of next season’s programs—topics to be determined.  Dinner at the programs is $28 for members, $33 for nonmembers; attendance at the program only is free to members, $5 for nonmembers.

Next NRCA Meeting - Monday, May 12 at 7:30pm at Beverley Hills United Methodist Church

Mark your calendar for the next Northridge Citizens' Association meeting on Monday,  May 12 at 7:30pm in the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church located at 3512 Old Dominion Boulevard.  

As always, this meeting is an opportunity to raise any concerns or suggestions that you have for the neighborhood!






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Training Starts Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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