You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

Planning commission backs massive mixed-use town center at Innovation Park

  • Updated
  • 0
Photo_News_InnovationDevelopment.JPG

Both a “University Village at Innovation” and a “Town Center at Innovation Park,” with a total of more than 2,600 student housing units, apartments and townhomes, has been approved near George Mason University’s Manassas campus. 

A mixed-use community with more than 2,600 homes and commercial uses at George Mason University’s Manassas campus received the backing of the Prince William County Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Commissioners recommended that the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approve a proposal to rezone 132 acres of agricultural land bordering Prince William Parkway and GMU’s Science and Technology campus for two separate developments. 

The “University Village at Innovation,” proposed by developer Castlerock Partners LLC, will primarily provide student housing and commercial buildings on 24 acres on University Boulevard. The plan calls for up to 1,480 student housing units, 150 market value homes, a luxury hotel, restaurants and retail space. 

The student housing buildings are intended to serve both graduate and post-graduate students at GMU’s campus. 

Commissioners voted 7-0 to recommend the plan’s approval with one commissioner absent from the meeting. 

On an adjacent 108-acre parcel, Stanley Martin Homes is proposing a “Town Center at Innovation Park.” The development proposes a total of 996 homes, including apartments, “two-over-two" condominiums and townhouses, as well as mixed-use commercial development and light industrial uses. 

The homes will range in price from the mid-$300,000s to the upper $400,000s, according to Truett Young, vice president of land for Stanley Martin Homes Northern Virginia division. 

Commissioners voted 6-1 to approve the project, with only Gainesville Commissioner Rick Berry dissenting. 

Both rezoning applications will now head to the board of county supervisors for final approval. No date has been set for a hearing yet. Construction could begin on both developments as early as 2024 with board approval later this year. 

Both developments are intended to support the expansion of GMU’s “sci-tech” campus, where two new academic buildings are planned for completion by 2026 and plans for a future medical school are being hashed out by university and state officials.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

2020 was a year marked by hardships and challenges, but the Prince William community has proven resilient. The Prince William Times is honored to serve as your community companion. To say thank you for your continued support, we’d like to offer all our subscribers -- new or returning --

4 WEEKS FREE DIGITAL AND PRINT ACCESS.

We understand the importance of working to keep our community strong and connected. As we move forward together into 2021, it will take commitment, communication, creativity, and a strong connection with those who are most affected by the stories we cover.

We are dedicated to providing the reliable, local journalism you have come to expect. We are committed to serving you with renewed energy and growing resources. Let the Prince William Times be your community companion throughout 2021, and for many years to come.

Subscribe

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Page Title

The future of Prince William Times now depends on community support. Your donation will help us continue to improve our journalism through in-depth local news coverage and expanded reader engagement.

Keeping you connected to the Community. Find or Submit your local event here..

Sign Up For Newsletters