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.