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Metro to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Potomac Yard Metro Station



    Potomac Yard Metro Station Plan Moving Forward

    Public hearings could start in a few weeks on a new Metro station at Potomac Yard. The station was one of the issues taken up Thursday by the Metro Board. News4's Derrick Ward reports on how Metro hopes to pay for the stop. (Published Thursday, March 12, 2015)

    Metro is putting forth several new site proposals for a potential new Metro station in Alexandria.

    During a meeting Thursday, WMATA board members got a closer look at four possible sites for a proposed Metro station at Alexandria's Potomac Yard. The board agreed to hold public hearings about the proposals, which could start as early as late April.

    Those hearings will allow the public to sound off on the proposals.

    Metro has four different sites up for consideration, all centered north or east of Glebe Road. The proposed station would be situated on the Blue and Yellow lines, between the existing Braddock Road and Reagan National Airport stations.

    The new station would be paid for by developers and those who live closest to the proposed station site. In January, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also approved a $50 million loan to help build the new station.

    Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said the station is critical for development in the area.

    Euille said the station would cost about $200 million.

    "It's a pool of funds, a combination of funds that will pay for the station, primarily from the businesses and residents that are in that tax district neighborhood already, in addition to the developer contributions that will come over the period of years," Euille said.