Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh is pleased to announce that Cathy Puskar and Amy Friedlander are representing The JBG Companies in their pursuit of approvals for the first phase of development in North Potomac Yard, which will coincide with the construction of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. The new Metro Station will be located between the National Airport and Braddock Road Stations and is a key element of Potomac Yard’s redevelopment.
In May 2015, the Alexandria City Council voted to endorse construction of a new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines between the National Airport and Braddock Road Stations. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board accepted the station into the system and endorsed the site choice in December 2015. In May 2016, the process reached another key milestone as City Council approved the Development Special Use Permit for the station’s construction. As the design moves forward into the design-build RFP phase this summer, the City will work with WMATA and the National Park Service to finalize the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The Final EIS will be released in winter 2016.
Approval of the Potomac Yard Metro Station paves the way for the development of 7.5 million square feet of high-density, mixed-use, transit-oriented development within North Potomac Yard as envisioned in the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan. Cathy and Amy will guide JBG through the City’s public process of updating the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan to coordinate the newly designed station with JBG’s proposed development, ensuring timely approval and construction of the first phase of the project so that when the station opens in 2020, new Metro riders will be welcomed by a vibrant, retail-focused mixed-use destination.