Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Centers of Community/Commerce

Innovation Park gets a makeover

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

Official Information from 2008 County Website:

Centers of Commerce/Community (2008)

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County summary of intent of Centers of Community concept

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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Prince William County construction plan addressed

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" Read More

Speech at PWC Planning Commission hearing on Centers of Commerce/Community

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

Smart Growth schematic makes inroads into county

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

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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