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City Council to Discuss Potomac Yard Metro Funding & More in This Week in Economic Development

Monday, April 9, 2018  
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Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week ofApril 9 - 15,



If you have questions about this weekly update, or would like to learn more about economic development opportunities in Alexandria, please contact the AEDP staff:


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Director ofOperations


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate

Jacqueline Reilly

Project Assistant


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff


Elizabeth Watson

Campus Manager



Events & Activities

The Old Town Business and Professional Association will hold a board meeting, followed by a networking event (Tues. 4/10, Board Meeting at 4:30 PM; networking at 5:30 PM, The Wharf, 119 King St).

City Council will hold their regularly scheduled legislative meetingwhere items of interest includeAmending and Restating the Agreement between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the City of Alexandria to Provide Increased Funding for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Project, Consideration of the Repeal of the Tier II Special Tax District, and Revision of the Developer Contributions Agreement with the Owner of North Potomac Yard (Tues. 4/10 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular Board of Directors meeting.

AEDP staff will attend the Tom Tom Founders Festival- a summit that explores the future with the entrepreneurs, leaders, designers, innovators and visionaries who inspire change(4/11 - 4/14, Charlottesville, VA).

Discover the District, in partnership with AEDP, will hold the first installment of theBraddock Fitness Seriesat theBraddock Interim Open Space.Refresh Yoga Center will teach a yoga class, followed by a community happy hour at Mason Social

(Weds. 4/11 at 6:15 - 8:00 PM,Braddock Interim Open Space,600 North Henry Street,Registration Required).

City Council will hold Budget Work Session #8: Healthy and Thriving Focus Area (Wed. 4/11 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Sister Cities Room).

TheAlexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Councilwill hold a meeting where items of interest include alabor market updateand an update on economic development, education, and workforce partners(Thurs. 4/12 at 8:30 - 9:30 AM,Stambaugh Human Services Center/2100 Washington Blvd).

TheWest End Business Association (WEBA) will host a Networking Happy Hour for members and the community at Portner Brewhouse (Thurs. 4/12, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, 5770 Dow Ave., registration required).

City Council will hold their monthly public hearing. The complete docket will be posted here once it is published. Items of interest include Special Use Permits for Dunkin Donuts at the new NSF building- 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Unit 1C, Misha's Coffee House at 6 Prince Street and ground floor office use at 333 John Carlyle Street, a Rezoning & Text Amendment to create the Old Town North Arts and Cultural District and a Development SUP and related approvals for 901 and 901 A North Fairfax Street - Crowne Plaza Redevelopment. More details on these items can be found in AEDP's recent meeting recap alert(Sat. 4/14 at 9:30 AM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

In the News


Monday Properties buys two potential HQ2-proximate office buildings- Washington Business Journal

Region's commercial construction market still in recovery mode- Washington Business Journal

D.C. Office Market Posts Strong Q1 With Northern Virginia Leading The Way- Bisnow

Exclusive: HQ2 makes frenemies of Alexandria, Arlington- Washington Business Journal

Rules of Engagement: How Cities Are Courting Amazon's New Headquarters- Wall Street Journal


City Of Alexandria Announces Next Steps Toward New Potomac Yard Metrorail Station-

Potomac Yard Metro station is over budget and behind schedule- Washington Post

Amid budget increases, Alexandria to review updates to Potomac Yard Metro station- WTOP

Metro Reasons: Yellow and Blue line stations from National going south requirereconstruction- Greater Greater Washington


Misha's Coffee Looks To Open At Olde Towne Gemstones Location- Old Town Patch

'Looking Up' pop-up art exhibit part of Alexandria's larger economic plan- Northern Virginia Magazine

New store selling electric bikes in Alexandria (WDVM)- Inside NOVA

Charlie's On The Avenue to Open in May- Alexandria Living Magazine

Helpful Links

· Calendar of City Meetings & Events

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