Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Rural Crescent (2003-2021) (page 1 of 4)

See What You, the People, Achieved: 4 for 4 … (+ Questions for BOCS Chair Ann Wheeler)

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

All:   Good news.

Electoral Outcome — On 5 November, the four western and central county candidates whom you and we were able to directly support were all elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS):  Yesli Vega (Coles), Jeanine Lawson (Brentsville), Kenny Boddye (Occoquan), and Peter Candland (Gainesville.)

Read More

Mr. Bildmore & 1000s of New Houses; Civic Groups/Civic Virtue; Disingenuous Partisanship

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

Several days ago, Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth (PWCBG) received an e-mail from a prominent and vocal Rural Crescent (RC) landowner. …

Read More

How BOCS Land Use Decisions Affect You: Before and Beyond 5 Nov Elections

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

We come to Prince William County’s land use wars reluctantly.  In many ways, this is not our battle. …

Read More

Stopping the Many-Headed Monster of Out-of-Control Residential Development

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

As previously noted, working with many other civic groups and some Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) members, we’ve spent over 14 years, now almost 15 trying one-by-one to cut off the hydra heads of out-of-control residential development. …

Read More

Our Plea to You Re: 5 Nov Election’s Implications for Schools, Roads, Taxes, Rural Crescent

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

Fellow Prince William County Citizens:

We and many other citizens groups have worked hard to bring limits to residential development in our county so that schools, roads, the environment, and the very limited commercial tax base can begin to recover from more than two decades of out-of-control residential development.…

Read More

BEWARE: Preserving Rural Crescent, Limits on Residential Developers No Longer Supported by Both Parties in 5 Nov Elections

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

Fellow Prince William County Citizens:

In our nearly 15 years of involvement in county land use issues and almost 20 years living here, pursuing balanced growth land use policies and protecting Prince William County’s Rural Crescent have always been bipartisan issues, including protecting citizens against tax-negative residential development that chokes our roads, overcrowds our schools, raises our taxes, lowers property values, and damages our environment. …

Read More

Board of County Supervisors Votes 20 Sep To Consider Beginning Development of Rural Crescent

“Board looks at new ways to preserve Rural Crescent” by Hillary Chester, Prince William Times,  30

Read More

“Prince William considers Nokesville Mosque”

All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) makes presentation to Nokesville Civic Association on proposed 500-seat mosque across Vint Hill from Cedar Point Elementary School. County has denied permission to exit onto Vint Hill Road so the mosque would front to 2125 Schafer Lane; resulting traffic "primary issue for most residents." Read More

“Study will show more needed to preserve PWC’s rural character, agricultural land”

Consultants hired by Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) to study Rural Crescent summarize recommendations to BOCS. Consultants: county Rural Crescent policy good on balance and has cut development in the rural area. However, unintended consequences include widespread "large-lot residential development with little contiguous open space and significant loss of agricultural lands," which though not the desired effect, is consistent with the existing comprehensive land use plan and zoning regulations. Echoing similar proposals by Supervisor Covington during his tenure, consultants also propose enhanced cluster developnment in areas dominated by farming, and say sewer lines could be extended "in selected rural areas." New economic development director position should be created to focus on agriculture. Supervisor Nohe focuses on needs of large-lot landowners in his district. Supervisor Covington wants to "give choices in the rural area" to landowners. Read More

“Survey Says PWC Residents Want Rural Crescent Preserved”

Survey says PWC residents "overwhelmingly" want Rural Crescent to remain rural; county planners advocate more "cluster" housing Read More
« Older posts