City officials and community members held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday Dec 19th for the new construction of the Potomac Yard Metro. The new Potomac Yard Station will be located between Reagan National Airport and Braddock Road stations on the Blue and Yellow Lines with the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the east and northeast, the Potomac Greens to the south and the Potomac Yard Shopping Center to the west and northwest.Continue reading
The University of Maryland is set to open an 8,000 square feet Discovery Center in Crystal City at 241 18th St. South.
The Discovery Center, which will start offering pragramming by fall of 2020, will hopefully open collaboration with Amazon.com Inc. as it establishes its second headquarters in the area.
In an effort to be closer to the new Amazon headquarters and its HQ2 project in Arlington, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus will now be located at Potomac Yard on land currently occupied by a movie theater. The campus will be located at 3575 Richmond Hwy, just south of Four Mile Run Stream which separates Alexandria and Arlington and puts the campus within near proximity to the nation’s capital, diverse industries and leading technology companies. The campus was originally slated for Oakville Triangle however there is a need for the university to grow which would not have been possible at that location.