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IDA Potomac Yard

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IDA Potomac Yard

IDA is looking forward to becoming part of City of Alexandria’s high-tech corridor in Potomac Yard. In December 2021, we are moving our headquarters to a state-of-the art facility that will better serve the needs of our staff and sponsors. The building has a great location that is close to the future Potomac Yard Metro stop. Our new facility is being constructed to meet WELL Building standards, and IDA is investing in a variety of disease mitigation efforts. IDA is also working toward LEED certification.

Timeline

  • June 2012 Potomac Yard site selected/announced
  • April 2019 General Contractor selected
  • August 2019 Ground Breaking
  • February 2020 Building core and shell construction begins
  • May 2020 Concrete structure to grade
  • October 2020 Topping Off
  • February 2021 Interior construction begins
  • May 2021 Exterior sealed watertight
  • November 2021 Building construction complete
  • December 2021 IDA staff move in

Building Amenities

IDA’s new facility in Potomac Yard will consist of two towers totaling 370,000 square feet. The interior space will have a lot of natural light with amenities that will better serve the needs of our staff and sponsors. The new space will enable IDA to hold large meetings with sponsors and industry. The building will have a large auditorium that will seat 300 people. In addition, there will be breakout rooms, a green room for speakers to prepare for events, and other large conference rooms. The building will also have a recording studio, which will enable IDA to broadcast events, conduct external interviews, and produce external videos.

WELL Building

Our Potomac Yard building is being constructed in a way that will help us achieve a Gold WELL Building Certification. These certifications look at overall wellness to include clean construction; good air and water quality; and lighting, sound, comfort, fitness and other health-minded features. To achieve the requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the space must undergo an on-site assessment and testing by a third party. Thereafter, IDA will regularly be assessing the building’s health metrics.

Watch the video to learn more about WELL Building certification.

Photo Gallery

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West Garage Entrance
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East Garage Entrance
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Garage Elevator Bank
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Bicycle Racks
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Bicycle Maintenance Station
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Electric Vehicle Charging Station
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West Tower, Front Exterior
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Second Floor Courtyard Looking South
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Initial Office Framing
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Mark Cumberland and Herman Phillips comparing plans to actual construction
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Tony Peterson and Ike Rivers on the job
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Initial Office Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installation
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June IDA Director Tour Participants
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Mark Cumberland and Bill Johnson On-Site
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First to Second Floor Lobby Staircase Construction
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View of Sixth Floor Connector from Front of Building
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View from Second Floor Looking Down on Lobby
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Front of Building Looking North