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Planning a Town Center at Land Bay G

Site could embrace restaurants, hotels, movies.

In 2007, MidAtlantic Realty Partners, a veteran Washington area real estate developer, bought 17 acres of land from the Pulte Group for $70 million. MRP’s plan was to develop Potomac Yard’s Land Bay G, the third largest parcel in the city’s concept of Potomac Yard and what Alexandria planners saw as a “Town Center” — a place with restaurants, stores, movies, offices and hotels could serve the giant residential neighborhood being developed next door by the Pulte Group.

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Land Bay F Compares in Scope to Crystal City

Increased density would help pay for new Metro station.

Third in a three-part series about Potomac Yard development.

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Building from East Glebe Road to Monroe Avenue Bridge

After delays, construction on 164-acre part to finish by 2020.

Second in a three-part series about Potomac Yard development.

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Transforming a Vision into Housing, Commerce

Creating an urban development, one land bay at a time.

First in a three-part series about Potomac Yard development.

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Building Upon Layers Of History

From Native American settlements to gentrified neighborhoods.

If you stand on the roof of a high rise apartment build in North Alexandria, you can get a sense of the extraordinary flatness of the Potomac Yard. You can see the Washington Monument and the Capitol dome across a skyline unbroken by anything but the occasional lifting off of a plane from Ronald Reagan Airport. To the left are the high rise buildings of Crystal City, but they are manmade break in the flat land which runs from the Potomac River south to below Old Town before a ridge of any significant height changes the contour of the country side.