Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Rural Crescent (2003-2015) (page 2 of 4)

“Information meeting on future of county’s rural policies buzzes with questions”

County holds meeting with citizens to discuss, answer questions about Rural Crescent policy review. County Planning Director says he'll look into whether TDRs (which allow developers to build in areas that are normally off-limits to residential development such as the Rural Crescent) can be used to build homes in Rural Crescent. County consultant, using figures supplied by county, claims that county's Rural Crescent comprises 50 percent of county, even though that figure includes federal land such as Quantico Marine Base and Prince William Forest National Park. Read More

“Bi-County Pkwy foes win again: Board resolution ties parkway plans to the PW Battlefield Bypass”

Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) approves citizens resolution by bi-county parkway (BCP) foes that promises to keep open US 29 and Route 234 inside Manassas Battlefield until bypass around battlefield is completed. Jackson Miller Former BOCS Chairman and now-VDOT Secretary Connaughton and current BOCS Chairman Stewart strongly support BCP while Gainesville Supervisor Candland opposes. Read More

“They Prefer Traffic to Having a New Road”

Citizens, Virginia state assemblymen, congressmen refute VDOT claims of Fedex, UPS support for Tri-County Parkway (TCP)/Bi-County Parkway (BCP) and Chamber of Commerce claims that "only a small group" is opposed to TCP/BCP; in fact, at major TCP/BCP presentation to public, 38 of 40 public speakers oppose it. Read More

“VDOT sets June 3 information meeting at Hylton Center on road issues”

Congressman Wolf concerned at "fast-track" approach and lack of transparency regarding Tri-County Parkway (TCP)/Bi-County Parkway (BCP) by VDOT and other TCP supporters. Also concerned at TCP/BCP opening up Rural Crescent to residential development, closing of traffic through Bull Run Battlefield, and plans to make TCP/BCP a toll road. Wolf also wonders how much the TCP/BCP, a north-south road, will improve daily east-west and west-east traffic jams, as opposed to instead investing road money in I-66. Read More

“Prince William supervisors delay vote on Tri-County Parkway”

Prince William Board of County Supervisors unanimously delays vote Tuesday that would have reaffirmed the county’s support for a proposed Bi-County Parkway (BCP)/Tri-County Parkway (TCP) , in another victory for BCP/TCP opponents. Virginia Assembly Delegate Bob Marshall notes that widening VA 28 is alternative. Map of BCP. Read More

“Plans to bypass battlefield and close roads dubbed ‘New Manassas’ “

Amid widespread opposition to Tri-County Parkway/Bi-County Parkway, Virginia State Assembly Delegate Bob Marshall calls it "a developers’ road," saying he "would like to know who currently owns the property that would be purchased for the right-of-way, and who has taken options to purchase property along the right-of-way. I believe that it is primarily developers and that rather than helping create a road to move traffic in a timely manner, this would be an opening for extensive development which would only create more traffic problems." Read More

“Letter”: “Tri-County Parkway invades the battlefield”

Residents voice "anger" at Tri-County Parkway cutting through Manassas Battlefield, Rural Crescent, local farmland; may open up area to residential development; VDOT, National Park Service behavior criticized Read More

“Some pro, some con on plans to divert future Manassas Battlefield traffic”

VDOT, US Park Service "nearing agreement" on Manassas Battlefield Bypass, which would link up with Tri-County Parkway north of battlefield; critics fear the bypass and parkway would "damage the battlefield's historic character and trigger more development and traffic" Read More

“The Tri-County Parkway is looking like a done deal for Loudoun, Prince William counties”

Tri-County Parkway nearing approval by VDOT, US Park Service, and Loudoun and Prince William counties; would run north-south, west of Manassas Battlefield, and connect I-66, Rte 50. Battlefield "preservation groups are stunned", say VDOT protections "inadequate to protect the Manassas National Battlefield Park, one of the Commonwealth’s most sacred Civil War landscapes" and that the parkway would only spread more sprawl and traffic. Read More

“Rural Crescent study approved”

Board 7 May 2012 approves Vice Chairman Nohe 20 March request for one-year study to review possibly opening county's Rural Crescent to development Read More
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