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Metro Puts Alexandria and Brookland Properties Out for Bid

by Lark Turner

Metro Puts Alexandria and Brookland Properties Out for Bid: Figure 1
The property at 600 North Royal Street.

Three new Metro-owned properties are going out for bid, the transit service announced on Tuesday.

Two of the properties are located in Brookland in lots adjacent to the Red Line, according to a news release. The third is a two-acre piece of property near Old Town North, Alexandria at 600 North Royal Street (map). The site was formerly used for bus maintenance and storage.

The Brookland properties — at 9th and Lawrence Streets NE (map) and 9th and Kearney Streets NE (map) are two blocks from the Brookland-CUA Metro. Metro is not requiring that they be purchased by the same developer.

“Their reuse will strengthen the revitalization already underway in the area immediately surrounding the station,” the service said in its statement.

The properties are particularly valuable to Metro — and desirable for developers — because Metro no longer has any need for them. In similar projects put out for bid, Metro often requires continued use of a portion of a parcel for equipment or the relocation of equipment, generally at the developer’s expense.

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