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The City of Alexandria Secures Federal Approval of Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

On November 1, 2016, the Firm’s client, the City of Alexandria, received Records of Decision from the Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service approving construction of a new Metrorail station adjacent to the Potomac Yard Development on the Blue and Yellow Line between the Braddock Road and King Street Stations.  The City has been pursuing this Project for several years to support planned development of Potomac Yard.  “The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station is a key part of the City’s vision for Potomac Yard as an attractive, walkable and economically vibrant community,” said Mayor Allison Silberberg in a press release. “The community, members of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group including Vice Mayor Wilson and Councilman Smedberg, staff, and other stakeholders have worked hard for many years to make this project a reality, and the federal environmental approval we have received takes us a big step forward. In particular, we would like to thank the staff from the Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service, who have been instrumental in the success of this project.”

Firm attorneys Eric Pilsk and Marla Lien advised the City on issues related to NEPA.  An article from the Washington Post describing the approvals can be found here.  More details about the Project can be found on the City’s website here.