Public meeting planned on Virginia Tech Innovation Campus
November 12, 2019
Virginia Tech, Lionstone Investments, and JBG SMITH will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Alexandria to share updates on the North Potomac Yard mixed-use development that will include the university’s $1 billion Innovation Campus.
Virginia Tech announced plans for the new campus one year ago, as part of the state’s successful bid to attract Amazon to the region. Plans to build the campus as a portion of an innovation district being developed by Lionstone near the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station were announced in June 2019.
When fully operational, Virginia Tech’s new campus will graduate 750 master’s degree students per year and host more than 100 doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. The Innovation Campus will support groundbreaking new programs and impactful human-centered research -- shaping the high-tech disciplines of the future.
The North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan, approved in 2010 and updated in 2017, established guidelines for Lionstone and JBG SMITH to redevelop the approximately 65-acre site that will include the Innovation Campus. Development applications are now being processed to implement the vision set forth in the 2017 plan with necessary amendments to incorporate the proposed Virginia Tech campus.
What: Public meeting on North Potomac Yard phase 1 development
Who: Virginia Tech, Lionstone, and JBG SMITH
When: 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Where: National Industries for the Blind, second floor meeting room; 3000 Potomac Ave., Alexandria