The City of Alexandria will hold a virtual information session to provide an overview and answer questions regarding the recent announcement that Amazon will locate a major corporate headquarters and Virginia Tech will build an Innovation Campus in National Landing, the area comprising Potomac Yard in Alexandria and Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington County.
The session will take place on Monday, November 19, from 7 to 8 p.m., and will be accessible on the City’s website at alexandriava.gov/NationalLanding . Panelists will include City Manager Mark Jinks, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services Yon Lambert, Director of Planning and Zoning Karl Moritz, Director of Housing Helen McIlvaine, and Stephanie Landrum, President and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. Panelists will give a brief presentation and answer questions from the public, which may be submitted on the website in advance, online during the information session, or by phone or text.
After working together with state officials for the last year in a unique and unprecedented regional partnership, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria announced on November 13 that Amazon will invest approximately $2.5 billion to establish a new headquarters in the Pentagon City and Crystal City parts of Arlington, which will create more than 25,000 high paying jobs. Virginia Tech will build a $1 billion Innovation Campus in the Potomac Yard part of Alexandria, which will house master’s and doctoral level programs that dovetail with the high-tech industry’s most pressing demands. The announcement also included a wide variety of investments in transportation infrastructure, affordable housing and education.