Innovation Park, bordered by Rte 28 and Hornbaker Rd, to include "high-density 'Center of Commerce' district" on George Mason University's Prince William County campus; Planning Commissioner notes that transportation plans "aren't in sync" with the reality of the development; controversy over Occoquan development reported Read More
County summary of intent of Centers of Community concept (previously on county website, but county has since removed links)
Centers of Community should be neighborhood centers for residents to live, shop, dine, recreate, and congregate.
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County staff promote "Smart Growth" plan calling for 19 Centers of Community (residential housing), 6 Centers of Commerce (mixed commercial-residential) proposed by advisory group; Delegate Marshall criticizes potential conflicts of interest of some of plan's authors, failure of county staff to adequately notify public; citizen criticisms focus on current housing glut, preservationist issues; developer attorney, urging public acceptance, says "the land will be developed one way or another"
Does the county need & can taxpayers afford another 75,000 houses, in addition to the tens of thousands already approved but not built and the thousands foreclosed or vacant? Read More
County's "huge" Centers of Commerce/Community proposal assumes future mass transit throughout western county, advocates "TDR" program "to trade building rights" between developers Read More
County summary of intent of Centers of Commerce concept (previously on county website, but county has since removed links)
Centers of Commerce should be planned urban town centers where a variety of activities with a regional draw allows people to work, shop, dine, live, and enjoy entertainment.
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