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New Development

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National Airport North
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Old Dominion Boat Club
The Thornton
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Landmark Mall
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Alexandria Sewer
Craddock/Smoot Lumber
Potomac Yard

Redevelopment

Montgomery Street
Crowne Plaza
Waterfront Center
Holiday Inn
Beach Drive

Park Development

Montgomery Park
Windmill Hill Park
Jones Point Park
Potomac Yard Park

Completed Projects

National Airport South
Canal Center Plaza

 

Potomac Yard Park
2501 Potomac Avenue

The City of Alexandria's approved master plans to redevelop Potomac Yard -- a major CSX railroad switching yard and rail corridor used by all passenger, freight and Metro trains entering/leaving Washington, D.C. from/to the south -- included a requirement for a new regional park and recreation area along the western edge of the narrowed and reconfigured railway throughway.

This public park, named Potomac Yard Park, is about one mile long and covers over 23 acres of land.  It was designed and constructed through a public-private partnership between the city and Pulte Homes, a major developer of Potomac Yard.

The city's website highlights the park's  amenities:  "ADA accessible picnic tables and pathways, special events area with outdoor stage, athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, picnic area, interactive fountain, ADA playground, stormwater management ponds, and walking/bicycle trails, passive seating areas and historical interpretation."

The interactive fountain "features thirty-six water jets, including twelve laminar jets which shoot a stream of water between two troughs and lighting at the jets for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on the wind speed in the area adjusting the jets accordingly. For added public safety, the fountain features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system. The fountain supports the City's Eco-City Initiative by treating and recycling water resulting in reduced water use."

The park was constructed in several phases.  The first section was dedicated on December 14, 2013.  The most recent section, at the northern end of the park just south of the Regal Cinemas parking lot, was opened at the summer's-end 2017.

The pictures at right show the park's new "end cap" pavilion that is cantelevered over a stormwater management pond at East Glebe Road.  It is beautiful.  The proposed Potomac Yard Metro Station will be built near this pavilion.

 

 

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