Friday, May 19, 2006

Major Prince William Development Derailed


A major developer’s plan to build 6,800 new homes in Prince William County was pulled off the table this past Wednesday, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal. Brookfield Homes had submitted plans in 2004 for a 1,500-acre project named Brentswood just south of Interstate 66 near the Route 29 interchange. The project would have also included the developer committing $100 million to the rebuilding of these roads to accommodate the increased congestion, as well as a new Virginia Railway Express station near the Nissan Pavilion east of Gainesville. It is not currently known the reason for this recent decision, though opposition to the project has grown steadily over perceived traffic and overdevelopment issues, and the county planning staff had recently voted to recommend denial of the proposal.

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