Alexandria Approves Plans for New Metro

By Kari Cashdollar
|  Sunday, Jun 13, 2010  |  Updated 9:46 AM EDT
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Alexandria Approves Plans for New Metro

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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.

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