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Potomac Yard is a neighborhood that straddles SE Arlington County and NE Alexandria, Virginia, sited primarily between Route 1 across from Del Ray, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, The neighborhood was once home to one of the Eastern Seaboard’s busiest rail yards. Today, it includes a large shopping center, mixed-use development and residential streets lined with detached and attached single family homes and townhouses. 

Potomac Yard was included as one of the components of National Landing, a cross-jurisdictional neighborhood brand representing the Arlington/Alexandria area dedicated to Amazon HQ2 in 2018. In addition to Arlington HQ sites, Virginia Tech plans an Innovation Campus to be opened in the Oakville Triangle parcel, located on Route 1 between the residential areas of Del Ray and the commercial area of Potomac Yard, and the Potomac Yard Metro station is scheduled to open in 2022.

Potomac Yard began as a group of plantations developed by English settlers during the 18th century. These lands became part of Alexandria County DC when the District of Columbia was created in 1791, then retroceded to Virginia in 1846. Congress chartered the Alexandria Canal Co. in 1830, connecting the port of Alexandria with the. C&O Canal in Georgetown via the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge. It operated until 1886. During that time, railroad development began in the area. The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C. (McMillan Commission report) proposed consolidating the region’s rail operations, including construction of Washington Union Station and the New Long Railroad Bridge, completed in 1904). The newly-formed Richmond-Washington Company was tasked with controlling all rail traffic and Union Station, along with the new switching yard at Potomac Yard (c.1906). Thousands of workers flocked to Potomac Yard, settling in Del Ray and St. Elmo. Both subdivisions incorporated as the town of Potomac in 1908, but were annexed by the City of Alexandria in 1930. At its peak, Potomac Yard processed thousands of rail cars daily, reaching capacity in 1937. Eventually, corporate mergers between separate railroad companies that used the yard diminished the need for interchange and the RF&P decided that Potomac Yard’s land value exceeded the need for yard switching. The catenary was dismantled in the 1980’s, the facility was tagged a toxic waste site in 1987 and the RF&P decommissioned it in 1989.

Since decades of industrial use had left the site contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons, Potomac Yard was declared a Superfund site. The EPA approved RF&P’s study and cleanup plan in 1995, and the work was declared completed by 1998.

Seventy of the site’s 400 acres were approved for retail use in 1995. The Potomac Yard Center, a 589,856 sf strip mall anchored by ‘big box’ retailers, opened in 1997. More development followed in Potomac Yard over the next two decades, on the Arlington and Alexandria sides. As Amazon moves into National Landing, development is again expected to boom.

Amenities in Potomac Yard include the 24-acre Potomac Yard Park, completed in 2013. The park offers playgrounds and sports fields.

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Project

Potomac Yard Planning & Development

Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway Project

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2402 POTOMAC AVENUE Unit 101

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

TTR Sotheby's International Realty
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
30Picture(s)
1,240Sqft
Newer condo.
$620,000

2107 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Cottage Street Realty LLC
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
21Picture(s)
2,930Sqft
MUST SEE GORGEOUS, ALMOST NEW CONDO TOWNHOUSE OFFERED AT OVER 40K DISCOUNT FOR QUICK SALE BY THE OWNER. MOVE IN READY. YOU WONT REGRET SEEING THIS HOUSE. Potomac Yard is newest community in Alexandria under 5min to DC & Old Town. The unit has many upgrades & offers spacious open area concept. 2 level living space, 3bed, 2.
$749,000

2305 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

TTR Sotheby's International Realty
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
29Picture(s)
2,895Sqft
GORGEOUS CONDO IN BRAND NEW POTOMAC YARD DEVELOPMENT - Exceptional two-level condo OVER 2800 SQFT boasts 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 seating rooms, upstairs den, custom walk-in closet, contemporary light fixtures, palladium windows, outdoor space, sep dining room and breakfast nook & top-of-the-line designer kitchen with island/breakfast bar, ss appliances, granite counters & more.
$749,000

710 HOWELL AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
0.03Sqft
NEW PULTE HOME
$908,665

2005 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY, 102 Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
Sold
$716,000

603 NELSON

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
3,000Sqft
New construction Pulte/ Potomac Yard
$969,000

618 CUSTIS AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
0.03Acre
For comps purposes only
$955,055

734 EAST HOWELL

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
0.02Acre
New Home construction Pulte Homes Potomac yard
$986,427

2009 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD Unit 101

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
1,800Sqft
FOR COMP PURPOSES ONLY
$589,990

2011 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2,800Sqft
COMP PURPOSES ONLY
$785,030

1418 MAIN LINE Unit 101

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1,600Sqft
New Construction for Comp purposes only
$559,900

2308 POTOMAC AVENUE Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
30Picture(s)
2,706Sqft
Don't wait to build when you can own brand new NOW...tens of thousands in upgrades! Urban Living at it's finest between Old Town and Washington DC. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Laundry Room on Bedroom level. Spacious, Gourmet Kitchen leading to private balcony. Custom Designer Paint, Hardwoods, Custom Plantation Shutters, 1 car garage.
$730,000
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