Potomac Yard Real Estate sits on a 295-acre tract of land located in the northeast area of the City of Alexandria. The former railroad yard is linear in nature and is divided into two main parcels - Potomac Yard and Potomac Greens - by a 120' wide railroad corridor running through the tract.
Amazon selection of "National Landing" for its NOVA HQ includes Pentagon City (North District), Crystal City (Central District) in Arlington, and Potomac Yards (South District) in Alexandria.
Pulte Homes and Centex Homes teamed to create Potomac Yard Development, LLC, and purchase the 165-acre site on the south side of Potomac Yard from Crescent Resources in early 2005. Pulte and Centex are national developers/builders planning to proceed with construction of the mixed-use development as originally proposed: 1.9 million square feet of office space, 135,000 square feet of retail (in addition to the existing 600,000 square foot Potomac Yard Retail Center), and 1,700 residential units. In addition to the main body of the yard, there are two satellite landbays east of the rail corridor. Eakin/Youngentob and Assoicates (EYA) and Craftmark Homes are currently constructing Potomac Greens, a 33- acre residential neighborhood that consists of 244 residential units and approximately 20 acres of open space. EYA completed construction of Potomac Plaza, a 4-acre commercial node which includes 15,000 square feet of retail and 1-1/2 acres of open space along Slater's Lane.
This location is great if you want to be very close to Rte. 1, Washington DC, National Airport, Crystal and Pentagon City, as well as The George Washington Parkway. There are several restaurants as well as shopping just minutes away.