Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Potomac Yard Community Workshop, TONIGHT, 6 pm


Plan to attend the community workshop on the redevelopment of Potomac Yard.

When:
Tuesday, October 20
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm (open house)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (meeting)

Where:
Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe Street

Why You Should Be There:

Over the last year, the Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group and community members have been contributing to creating a vision for the future redevelopment of the Potomac Yard retail center. The vision includes a future Potomac Yard that is built around transit, including a new Metrorail Station, incorporates a vibrant mix of uses and amenities, provides an urban street grid, and is organized around vital open spaces. At the October meeting, attendees will:

View a three-dimensional model and other media that present the current plan proposed to promote the long-term vision for the Potomac Yard retail center.

Meet PYPAG members and City staff, and provide comments and ask questions on the proposed plan.

Participate in focused briefings and discussions on: site design and sustainability, transportation, and open space, civic uses, and housing.

Comments received at the community workshop will inform the final drafting of the Potomac Yard Master Plan, to be released to the public in early December 2009, in anticipation of being heard by the Planning Commission and City Council on the February 2010 dockets.

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Meetings about the Potomac Yard Plan:

Lynhaven Citizens Association Meeting -- Focus on Transportation Issues -- Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Cora Kelly Rec Center, 25 W. Reed Ave (Potomac Yard discussion 7:45pm to 8:15pm) (three-dimensional model available for viewing)

Planning Commission Worksession--Thursday, November 5, 6:30 pm, City Hall, 301 King Street, City Council Workroom

Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group Meeting--Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 pm, City Hall, 301 King Street, Room 1101

City Council Worksession--Tuesday, November 24, 5:30 pm, City Hall, 301 King Street, Room 1101


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