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Small Area Plan: Route 29


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 coordinating existing and planned development to this gateway to the County.


Community Comments

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

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:

  • Draft - Option A:  Downplan Land Use and Road Network
  • Draft - Option B:  Downplan Land Use and Road Network (with the exception of Old Carolina, which leaves the existing thoroughfare classification, but substitutes a narrower right-of-way section)
  • Option C:  Take No Action and Leave Existing Plan As Is (no change to existing land use or transportation plan)
  • 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 (Active Task)

Task 6: Hearing Process

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. 

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