In February of last year, The City updated the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on their progress on the Regional Housing Initiative. The City identified that it targeted to add 577,000 square feet of residential housing along the Mt. Vernon Ave corridor. To put the scale of that footprint in perspective, the Potomac Yard shopping center reaching from Target to Total Wine has 514,000 square feet of retail space. That scale of development cannot be achieved without razing large portions of Del Ray’s historic core.
Source: UPDATE TO COG BOARD: CITY OF ALEXANDRIA’S PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING THE REGIONAL HOUSING INITIATIVE February 9, 2022
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