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Woodbridge is at the intersection of old and new, historic and modern, traditional and contemporary. Located on Interstate 95 in Prince William County, just 20 miles south of the nation’s capital, the Woodbridge Magisterial District is a diverse community of over 54,000 residents. This increasingly urban community is rich in history and culture, natural resources and community amenities. With a strong foundation of established neighborhoods and existing businesses, Woodbridge offers a wealth of opportunity for thoughtfully planned town center, commercial and mixed-use development.
New Woodbridge will incorporate smart growth principles like varied housing choices, a vibrant mix of land uses, walkable neighborhoods, preserved open space, a strong sense of place and community/business collaboration as the foundation for future development and revitalization.
In 2008, Supervisor Principi began to refine and implement his vision of a New Woodbridge through the North Woodbridge Charrette and the Commuter Ferry Summit. He continues to be committed to principled design throughout his tenure, most recently hosting the Smart Growth Symposium in April of 2011. Some new and planned communities in the Woodbridge District are already incorporating these principles into their design and development. The North Woodbridge Master Plan, approved after the first Charrette, provides the guidelines for fresh, new development in North Woodbridge. This link will provide updated information on new development and revitalization projects occurring in the Woodbridge District.
Prince William County Economic Development Task Force Report, September 2010
Better Development Information
In April of 2011, Supervisor Frank Principi sponsored a Smart Growth Symposium for all residents, business leaders and property owners in Woodbridge to confer together about the revitalization of the area. They analyzed the infrastructure needs and financial tools available for revitalization and implementation of teh appropriate development for North Woodbridge. Download the Smart Growth presentation.
Upon taking office in 2008, Supervisor Frank Principi hosted a North Woodbridge Charrette to ensure public input for a shared future. Over the three day conference, the Supervisor brought together diverse entities to discuss the future development of the North Woodbridge geographical region. read more about the conference >
Several multi-family projects have been approved by the BOCS since the adoption of the Potomac Communities Revitalization Plan in 2003:
These new units provide a critical mass of residents that will increase the demand for higher caliber retail services throughout the corridor.
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center:
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center is a prime example of mixed-use smart growth development in Woodbridge. Featuringapproximately 550,000 square feet of high end retail and dining, this extraordinary destination provides a unique opportunity for national, regional and local establishments to thrive. The center features distinctive architecture, animated public spaces, and an enjoyable shopping experience – day or night. Future plans include residential units and 500,000 square feet of prime office space.
Marumsco Plaza is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation of the facade and roof of the shopping center. More updates will become available in the future.
The area generally bounded by I-95, Horner Road, US Route 1 and the Occoquan River has been the subject of a concentrated planning effort with a goal of redevelopment from strip retail and manufacturing to an urban center, complete with high- and mid-rise residential and office, and specialty retail. This area is a gateway into Prince William County and Potomac Communities, is well served by roadways and mass transit (buses and VRE), and has the potential to provide employment opportunities in an environment that supports pedestrian activity and transit use. The first new development is Rivergate – 3 18-story condominium towers. The North Woodbridge Master Plan has been completed and approved by the Board of County Supervisors.
Veterans Park Skate Park:
Earlier this summer, Supervisor Principi celebrated the grand reopening of the “rad” new Skatepark facility at Veteran’s Park. Named for Scott D. Eagles, the Skatepark slogan is “BE BALD!” On the day of the Ribbon Cutting, skaters, parents, and park enthusiasts gathered for fantastic event including a live band, snacks, and demonstrations from semi-professional skaters. The design includes features for all skill levels including ramps, stairs, a kidney bowl, and a half pipe (for those gravity-defying tricks!). During the design phase, the Park Authority enlisted the help of the skaters themselves, making this a facility for the community and by the community. But PLEASE remember to follow the posted safety guidelines! Remember: to BE BALD, you have to wear your helmet!
The library broke ground on August 11, 2011 to begin construction on a courtyard to be open to the public. Improvements are also expected to be made to the facade and landscaping around the building. For more information, click here.
River Oaks Fire & Rescue Station:
The new River Oaks Fire and Rescue Station opened on September 11, 2010.
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