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Small Area Plan: North Woodbridge

IntroductionAerial Map of North Woodbridge Small Area Plan

Over the years, many studies and plans have been created for North Woodbridge, the small area plan offers an opportunity to revisit and synthesize those plans by analyzing the existing plans and studies, and consolidating them into a small area plan with a single vision and implementation plan with actionable steps toward redevelopment and revitalization. 

Project Methodology

The Small Area Plan process consists of the following tasks:

Task 1: Conduct Background Research (Complete)

  • Conduct site analysis including site visits and constraints identification and mapping

Task 2: Hold Preliminary Stakeholder Meetings (Complete)

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
  • Review the Potomac Communities Design Guidelines on the following topics:
    • Architecture/density
    • Streetscapes
    • Sidewalks and trails including bicycles
    • Public/open spaces
    • Parking
  • 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 both January 10 & 11 from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at the Regional Center for Workforce Education & Training on the NOVA campus. Below are links to the exercise results of each of the five break-out tables from 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 meeting, and charrette with particular emphasis on:
    • DRAFT
    • Strategic plan implementation
    • Design guidelines
    • Economic development analysis
    • Implementation and phasing plan

Task 5: Public Input Meeting and Planning Commission Work Session

Task 6: Public Hearing Process

  • Planning Commission Hearing - Recommended Approval
  • Board of County Supervisors Hearing
    • TBD

Benefit to Prince William County  

This plan is intended to implement specific actions for making North Woodbridge into a mixed-use, multi-modal community and provides an opportunity to address the Prince William County’s Strategic Plan goals and identifying necessary improvements to the multi-modal transportation network.

Questions or Comments

This page will be updated when meeting dates are scheduled or additional information is available. Questions, comments, or concerns may be submitted to the Planning Office at 703-792-7615, through the comment form, or email


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