A new Metro station is closer to happening at Potomac Yards.
Alexandria's city council has approved a rezoning plan.
It's part of a larger project to turn a 69-acre site into a mix of condos, shops and a new Metro station.
“This plan will significantly energize the economic development of the entire Potomac Yard Route 1 corridor,” said Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille. “Alexandrians will also benefit from increased mass transit, strong business and residential opportunities and unique cultural enhancements. This visionary plan is eco-friendly, economically and environmentally sustainable, and will improve our urban identity.”
Officials say they're still working out all the details in the planning phase.
It will be a while before the Metro station is built. The redevelopment will happen in three phases over the next 15 to 25 years.