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.
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. Below are links to the exercise results from each of the three break-out tables at the charrette:
- A Community Meeting was held on September 12, 2018. Below are documents presented at the meeting and citizen comments:
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 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)
: Take No Action and Leave Existing Plan As Is (no change to existing land use or transportation plan)
Strategic plan implementation
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:
Task 5: Hold a PC Work Session (Active Task)
- Present project draft and provide opportunity for review/comments from the public and the Planning Commission
- June 19, 2019
- July 10, 2019
- July 24, 2019
Task 6: Hearing Process
- Planning Commission Hearing
- September 18, 2019 - Deferred to Date Uncertain
- 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.
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