Career Center | Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join
News & Press: 2018 Member News

Details about Potomac Yard Metro changes released, Commissions to be briefed on plans for...

Monday, May 14, 2018  
Share |

Details about Potomac Yard Metro changes released, Commissions to be briefed on plans for King Street Waterfront Park & More in This Week in Economic Development




Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week of May 14 - 20,



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


Adrianne Griffith

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


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 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will hold a Mayoral Debatebetween the candidates for Mayor of the City of Alexandria: Current Mayor Allison Silberberg and Current Vice-Mayor Justin Wilson(Mon. 5/14 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM, TC Williams High School Auditorium,3330 King Street).

Visit Alexandria invites the public to come out and join the fun during two NBC4 "Live in the Community with Molette Green" broadcasts from Old Town Alexandria which will celebrate Historic Preservation Month and highlight local businesses and artists(Tues. 5/15 at 6:00 AM - noon, Market Square and City Marina).

The Alexandria Waterfront Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Items of interest include a King Street Park at the Waterfront Activation Update and Union Street Corridor Update(Tues. 5/15 at 7:30 AM, City Hall, Sister Cities Conference Room).

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center will hold their monthly Small Business Roundtable. This month's topic of discussion will be: "Sharpening Your E-Mail Marketing"(Tues. 5/15 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM, SBDC/AEDP Boardroom, 625 N. Washington St. Suite 400).

The City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services will hostResilience: What Employers Need to Know About Mental Health in the Workplacewith a panel of mental health professionals(Weds. 5/16 at 8:00 - 9:30 AM, Charles Barrett Recreation Center, 1115 Martha Custis Ave).

Discover the District, in partnership with AEDP, will hold the second installment of theBraddock Fitness Seriesat theBraddock Interim Open Space.F45 Training will lead a high intensity interval training workout, followed by a community happy hour at Mason Social (Tues. 5/15 at 6:15 - 8:00 PM,Braddock Interim Open Space, 600 North Henry Street, Registration Required).

The Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee will host their regularly scheduled meeting. Items of interest include an Information Item for discussion regarding National Institutes for the Blind (Landbay G), 3000 Potomac Avenue Information(Weds. 5/16 at 7:00 PM, Station at Potomac Yard, Community Room, 650 Maskell Street).

The Board of Architectural Review - Old and Historic will hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Items of interest include a request for complete demolition and for new construction at 400 North Washington Street for Sunrise Senior Living and a Request for signage at 1000 King Street for Bellacara(Wed. 5/16 at 7:30 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

The Alexandria Park & Recreation Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meetingand public hearing. Items of interest include a King Street Park at the Waterfront Activation Updateand project updates onPotomac Yard Metro and Waterfront Projects(Thurs. 5/17 at 7:00 PM, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.).

Capitol Postwill host Caffeine Canteen for visitors toenjoy some coffee, check out some fantastic veteran artwork, and connect with veterans and startups at Capitol Post(Fri. 5/18 at 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Capitol Post, 625 N. Washington Street Suite425, RSVP Requested).

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is hosting Bike to Work Day 2018. Bike to work and stop by pit stops in Del Ray, Carlyle, and Market Square for t-shirts and snacks(Fri. 5/18, various location, registration required).

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership team will be attending ICSC RECon in Las Vegas next week. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making, and educational opportunities for retail real estate professional from around the world. AEDP is attending to support Alexandria's large retail property owners and discuss opportunities for national retails in the City.

In the News


How can the D.C. region absorb an Amazon headquarters if it can't cope now with gridlock and housing costs?-Washington Post

Alexandria scales back design for Potomac Yard Metro, including scrapping south entrance-Washington Post

Entrance cut from planned Potomac Yard Metro station-Washington Business Journal

Potomac Yard Metro station scaled back, Dominion transmission line revisited at council legislative session- Alexandria Times

National Industries for the Blind denounces changes to Potomac Yard Metro station - Washington Business Journal

People are outraged the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station is losing anentrance- Greater Greater Washington

Carpenter's Shelter to Move into Landmark Mall in June- Alexandria Living Magazine

Four-floor townhouses provide easy access to Old Town Alexandria- Washington Post

Alexandria amends Old Town North plan for greater emphasis on the arts- Northern Virginia Magazine


Democrats battle it out for control of Alexandria- Northern Virginia Magazine

Metro to shut down all rail service south of Reagan National Airport over summer 2019 -Washington Business Journal

Alexandria braces for a summer without Metro - Washington Business Journal

Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions- Washington Post

Back2Bad in Alexandria- Alexandria Gazette

Ships Unearthed in Virginia Offer Glimpse of Colonial Era- New York Times

Alexandria Moves Forward on Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway- NBC4

America is more diverse than ever - but still segregated - Washington Post

Restaurateurs launch petition ahead of meals tax vote- Alexandria Times

Go Out to Eat in Alexandria, Help Finance Affordable Housing- Next City

Alexandria raises meals tax to 5 percent to fund affordable housing- Washington Post

Council signs off on FY2019 budget, sets stage to approve meals tax increase- Alexandria Times

Targeting Revenue: Advisors and business leaders encourage city to develop Revenue Master Plan- Alexandria Gazette


3 markets around Washington that serve delicious, affordable food- Washington Post

That's No Retail Apocalypse: New Concept Stores Are Taking Vacant Retail Spaces- Bisnow

Alexandria's Dining Scene Heats Up This Spring- Alexandria Living Magazine

Celebrating three local veteran entrepreneurs [VIDEO] - WUSA9

A New Boutique Fitness Spot With A Juice Bar and Kitchen Is Coming to Old Town- Washingtonian

The People's Drug Opens in Alexandria Today- The Zebra

The People's Drug opens on North Alfred Street- Alexandria Times

Alexandria's Nostalgic New Bar Is Now Pouring Vintage Cocktails- Eater Washington DC

Helpful Links


Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP), 625N.WashingtonStreet,Suite400,Alexandria,VA22314



Sent by in collaboration with





1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-128
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.