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Port City Dispatches: Potomac Yard Metro, Old Dominion Boat Club and Vola Lawson

A look back at the week's biggest stories concerning Alexandria

A metro train running through Potomac Yard (credit Drew Hansen)
A metro train running through Potomac Yard (credit Drew Hansen)

Here are some of the week's important, interesting and fun stories concerning Alexandria and its people.

From Alexandria Patch sites:

City Examining Moving CSX Tracks to Accommodate Potomac Yard Metro Station — By Drew Hansen

What city officials are calling the most complicated project facing Alexandria appears to be getting even more problematic.

Waylaid by issues related to constructing the preferred option for a Potomac Yard Metro station, including encroachment onto National Park Service land along the George Washington Memorial Parkway and a scenic easement in the north end of Potomac Greens, Alexandria officials are now examining moving the existing CSX tracks through the area to accommodate a station.

The city has delayed its environmental impact study of three station alternatives—two at-grade stations east of the CSX tracks and a third aerial station to the west of the tracks—as it sorts through some of the issues facing the project.

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