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Small Area Plan: Route 29

Introduction

This small area plan is an update to a portion of the existing I-66/Route 29 Sector Plan, which is a plan to address the specific land use needs and opportunities near the I-66 and U.S. Route 29 interchange. A small area plan offers an opportunity to revisit the existing plan for this area and establish a small area plan with a single vision and implementation plan with actionable steps toward attracting development and improvements to this gateway to the County.

Project Methodology

The Small Area Plan process consists of the following tasks:

Task 1: Conduct Background Research (Complete)

  • Review existing documents, studies/reports, Comprehensive Plan elements, and the Zoning Ordinance
  • Conduct site analysis including site visits, constraints identification, and mapping

Task 2: Hold Preliminary Stakeholder Meetings (Complete)

  • Meet with County agencies, external agencies, and other stakeholders to collect additional background information 
  • Link to notes from stakeholder meetings:

Task 3: Hold a Public Town Hall Visioning and Design Charrette (Complete)

  • Introduce the small area plan project and charrette process
  • Conduct SWOT & TOWS analysis for the development of the vision, goals, objectives, and design guidelines
  • Conduct an exercise exploring the site analysis of existing conditions including assets and liabilities in the study area
  • Conduct a visioning exercise to create goals and objectives 
  • Draft plan alternatives
  • Identify common themes
A Town Hall/Charrette was held on January 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Middle School. Below are links to the exercise results from each of the three break-out tables at the charrette:
Task 4: Draft Document (Active Task)
  • Staff will draft the plan based on the findings of the background research, stakeholder meetings, town hall meetings, and charrette with particular emphasis on:
    • Strategic plan implementation
    • Design guidelines
    • Economic development analysis
    • Implementation and phasing plan
  • Conduct a Visual Preference Survey, (VPS), in order to help establish design objectives/guidelines. Potential VPS topics may include:
    • Architecture/Density
    • Streetscapes
    • Sidewalks and Trails including bicycles
    • Public/Open Spaces
    • Parking

    Task 5: Hold a PC Work Session

    • Present project draft and provide opportunity for review/comments from the public and the Planning Commission

    Task 6: Hearing Process

    • Planning Commission Hearing
    • Board of County Supervisors Hearing

    Benefit to Prince William County

    This project will have the opportunity to address Prince William County's Strategic Plan goals and identify necessary improvements to the multi-modal transportation network, as well as provide economic development analysis. The small area plan will contain recommendations on how to improve the strategies, land use regulations, and incentives for development, increased private sector investment, and improved transportation infrastructure. 

    Questions or Comments

    This page will be updated when meeting dates are scheduled. Questions, comments, or concerns may be submitted to the Planning Office at 703-792-7615, through the comment form, or email to David McGettigan, Long-Range Development Manager, at dmcgettigan@pwcgov.org.

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