The wooded hill behind the Wegmans grocery store at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge was once slated to become a new baseball stadium for the Potomac Nationals before those plans were scuttled in 2017.
Now, the Potomac Nationals are heading to a new stadium in Fredericksburg in 2020, and the site once slated for the stadium will become the site of the county’s first commuter parking garage.
The Prince William Board of Supervisors voted last week to build the new 1,400-space garage at 2501 Opitz Boulevard in Woodbridge. The $37-million project will be funded through the Smart Scale program coordinated through the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
The county has agreed to buy the 17.68-acre tract on Opitz Boulevard from town center owner JBG/Woodbridge, LLC for $5.5 million plus closing costs. The moneywill come from local recordation tax revenue and the county’s portion of Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding. The lot is scheduled to be completed by early 2023.
The site was chosen because of its proximity to Interstate 95 and a new HOV ramp that is planned to ease access to Opitz Boulevard and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.