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File #: 14-3913    Name: Consideration of Selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/27/2015 In control: City Council Public Hearing
On agenda: 5/16/2015 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing and Consideration of Selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station.
Attachments: 1. 14-3913_Attachment 1 PY Metro Staff Recommendation.pdf, 2. 14-3913_Attachment 2 JBG Letter, 3. 14-3913_PY Community Feedback 5 16 15, 4. 14-3913_2015-05-14 City Council - PY Metro for May 16, 5. 14-3913_Additional Information - PY Tier II Special Tax District, 6. 14-3913_After Items
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City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: MAY 10, 2015

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, ACTING CITY MANAGER /s/

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Public Hearing and Consideration of Selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station.
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ISSUE: Public Hearing and Selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council hold a Public Hearing on the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station on May 16, 2015, and at the planned Special City Council Meeting on May 20, 2015:

(1) Designate Alternative B as the LPA for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station to best support the smart-growth high-density mix of uses envisioned for Potomac Yard, to support the adjacent communities, to maximize Metrorail ridership and to realize the projected transportation, economic development, and fiscal benefits;

(2) Designate Option 2 for construction access;

(3) Adopt the proposed mitigation framework in regard to the National Park Service-administered George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) (see Attachment 1, Table 2 and Appendix B), and authorize the City Manager to negotiate a Net Benefits Agreement with National Park Service (NPS), subject to City Council approval;

(4) Authorize the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process to proceed to the Final EIS stage;

(5) Authorize an amendment to the City's agreement with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to authorize and fund the design-build contractor selection process through the next phase of this project; and

(6) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with WMATA to outline roles and responsibilities throughout the design-build process, subject to City Council approval.

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