Prince William Conservation Alliance

Community Report, March 5 2018

Read online here

Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) Initiation

Supervisors Vote March 6, 2pm BOCS Meeting

No Public Hearing - Speakers Welcome at Citizen's Time

Newsletter Archive

Mid-County Park and Estate Homes development application in the Rural Crescent proposes to:

  • Increase residential densities by more than 300%, from approximately 32 to 118 new homes.
  • Extend public sewer into the protected rural area, the only tool locally available to prevent higher density developments from leapfrogging through the Rural Crescent.

´╗┐In exchange, the application proposes to create a 195-acre linear park, which would use much of the unbuildable land to form an isolated ring around the new residential community.

Supervisors say they are committed to their Strategic Plan goal to increase the commercial tax base to 35% of overall tax revenue. How would opening the Rural Crescent to increased density help accomplish this goal?

Read an overview, comments from PWCA and MidCounty Civic Association, and access documents here. Read more and add your comments on our blog here.

Monday, March 12, 6pm at Waters End Brewery, 12425 Dillingham Sq. in Lake Ridge. Special guests Woodbridge Supervisor Frank Principi and Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson. Hear the latest news about the Rural Crescent, share your views, meet new friends.

March 31 and April 6, 9am to noon at Merrimac Farm WMA, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville. Help get the Wildlife Garden ready for spring blooms! It's a great place to watch wildlife, learn about native plants, and explore ideas for your own backyard.

Sunday, March 25, 8am at the Stone House, Merrimac Farm WMA. We'll look for birds as we travel through the uplands to the edge of the flood plain. Everyone is welcome. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and cameras. RSVP appreciated to alliance@pwconserve.org