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Council to Consider Mixed-Use Building in Potomac Yard Landbay L

Developer asking for 49-space parking reduction.

The Alexandria City Council is expected to vote Saturday on the proposed construction of a five-story, mixed-use building at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Main Line Boulevard in Landbay L of the Potomac Yard development.

The building will contain 276 residential units and about 3,500 square feet of retail space.

Residential parking will be provided in one underground level as well as in a five-level parking structure that will be entirely wrapped by the residential units.

The developer is asking for a 49-space parking reduction.

The Land Use Committee of the Del Ray Citizens Association voted to approve the application and recommended that the developer work with the city to install bike racks. The committee also recommended that the residents of the building should not be eligible for any future residential parking district.

At the Jan. 9 general membership meeting of the DRCA at , several nearby residents on Monroe and Dewitt avenues expressed concerns over the parking impact of the structure.

Monroe Avenue resident Paul Linehan said the nearby , , and the Alexandria Little League, which uses the fields along Monroe Avenue, had not be consulted about the project.

Linehan and others suggested as a friendly amendment that the structure be held to a higher ratio of parking spaces to residential units and that parking along Monroe Avenue by the Simpson fields be subject to a time limit so families and park visitors can be assured spaces to access the newer soccer fields on the east end of the park.

City council will consider the application at its Saturday meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

The Alexandria Planning Commission unanimously approved the application earlier this month.

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