Virginia Tech Pump Station Approval Paves Way for 4.5 Extra Acres at Potomac Yard Park

The New York City-based property owner of the 65-acre Potomac Yard property will present plans to the Alexandria Planning Commission donate 4.5 acres for an extension of Potomac Yard Park.

The extension is part of Virginia Tech’s massive Innovation Campus development, and the contribution by property owner CPYR Theater, LLC includes handing over responsibility for a pump station that will handle sanitary sewer flows for Virginia Tech’s Sewer to Wastewater Energy Exchange system.

The pump station will be owned and maintained by AlexRenew.

The plans go before the commission on December 1.

The property is located at the former Regal Potomac Yard movie theater, which closed in March due to the pandemic and never reopened.

The extension includes green spaces, public art, stone walls, walkways, benches and a play area for kids. Plans also call for tree and shrub plantings, in addition to a fitness station, bike rack and bike station.

Images via City of Alexandria

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