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ANOTHER VICTORY  —  The Bi-County Parkway (BCP), a north-south non-solution to western Prince William County’s east-west commuting nightmare, but a future boon to residential developers who wish to build throughout the Rural Crescent, has been removed from the county’s Comprehensive Plan.  Thanks to the PWC Planning Commission for its unanimous vote on 17 February 2016 to remove BCP from the Comp Plan.  Thanks to the PWC Board of County Supervisors’ Peter Candland, Jeanine Lawson, Maureen Caddigan, and Ruth Anderson for deciding the issue in a 4-3 vote on 15 March 2016.  And thanks to the many citizens and neighbors of the Rural Crescent who fought hard for a long time to stop BCP.    Happy Easter and Passover to all.

Stone Haven Proposal Withdrawn

VICTORY — After public outcry, Stone Haven proposal withdrawn 7 Dec 2015 by developer. If Stone Haven, which is being closely watched by developers, had passed, the dominoes would’ve begun to fall, with at least 5,000 new houses in Linton Hall area: 406+ Blackburn (already approved 17 Nov in “closed” hearing); Stone Haven (1,000 now then ~600 more later); PW Station (~2,000); Pioneer Assemblage/Strathmore (465); and other parcels such as former Supervisor Covington’s 100 or so acres (likely 4 houses per acre or 400 more.) So ultimately ~5,000 more houses, 10,000 more cars, 15,000 more people, and about 2,500 more school children (3 people avg per household, estimating about 0.5 to be school-age.) All this added to the most overcrowded schools in the state and arguably the most overcrowded roads. …

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all.

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