The eastern Prince William Potomac Communities along the I-95 Defense Corridor benefits from nearly 14 miles of waterfront amenity and new development opportunities. Approximately 20 miles from the White House, Pentagon, National Airport and HQ2, the area is located between two key military bases (Quantico and Ft. Belvoir) and is currently benefiting from over $500 million invested for massive road and infrastructure improvements to improve and widen U.S. Rt. 1 the length of its 12-mile stretch in Prince William.
The County is strategically located to capture the natural progression of the DC marketplace as federal and defense workers choose to live further south for affordability and quality of life for their growing families. Driving this surge in quality development and mixed-use placemaking are several key factors:
Incentivizing Business Investment in Redevelopment Areas and Assemblage/ Redevelopment of Underutilized Parcels for Mixed-Use Development
Created to further catalyze development and business investment in Eastern PWC, the Department of Economic Development (DED) may now consider redevelopment activities and business location or investment in an OZ for targeted industry status. This allows for further local assistance and incentives, accelerated development review, and more aggressive use of federal/ state resources.
Types of assistance may include:
Adjacent to the Historic Town of Occoquan, North Woodbridge is a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Regional Activity Center, a Study Area in the Potomac Communities Revitalization Plan, a Center of Commerce in Prince William County, and the first Small Area Plan (SAP) completed, sparking developer interest in higher density, Transit-Oriented, walkable, mixed-use development. The Rt. 123 and Rt. 1 interchange area is planned for a new Town Center with higher density at this northern gateway to Prince William County. Virginia Railway Express is within walking distance with a pedestrian bridge.
Station Plaza: is the first vertical integrated mixed-use redevelopment project following County adoption of the N. Woodbridge SAP.
Belmont Bay: is a 300-acre waterfront marina community utilizing New Urbanism design. Home to the George Mason University Potomac Science Center
GIS Planning Market Radials: (3, 5, 10 miles) for N. Woodbridge
Potomac Mills: is Virginia’s largest outlet mall with over 1.5 m sf of retail space in over 220 stores, and hosts over 500 tour buses annually.
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center: is located across I-95 from Potomac Mills. The 489,699 sf mixed-use center is anchored by Wegmans. Retailers include Apple, Orvis.
The Landing at Prince William: 900 acres with OZ and Regional Employment Center (REC) designation. Kaiser Permanente will open a five-story, 241,357-sf state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical center here to serve as a major “hub” in the region
Quartz District: is located at Prince William Parkway and Minnieville Rd. It will be developed as a 145-acre walkable, vibrant mixed-use community with 125,000 sf of retail, 1,000 residential units, and 200,000 sf of office.
Neabsco Commons: is located at I-95 and Dale Blvd., adjoining Stonebridge and NOVA Community College. Phase I: 186 apartments, 2 Hilton brand Hotels, 20,000 sf of retail with Brickyard Co-Working Space.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA): has opened a 55,000 sf Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training in Woodbridge. The facility helps ensure a ready supply of skilled workers focus on cybersecurity, the medical community, and logistics.
Additional Assets: Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and the American Wartime Museum – planned at I-95/ Dale City exit on 90 acres.
GIS Planning Market Radials: (3, 5, 10 miles) for Woodbridge/ Dale City
Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) (link) The front gate of Quantico, the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps,” also serves as a prominent southern gateway for Prince William and is a catalyst for business development. MCBQ is home to the Officer Candidate School, both FBI/ DEA Training Academies and the Town of Quantico. The FBI Laboratory is one of the largest crime labs in the world. Over 22,100 military, civilian, and contractors work on the base; over 5,100 military dependents reside on- and off-base.
National Museum of the Marine Corps: Attracts over 2.8 million visitors annually and will expand on-site with restoration facilities, offices, hotels, and conference centers.
Triangle Small Area Plan: Will provide greater FAR for quality, mixed-use walkable neighborhood-scale redevelopment just outside the front gate to Quantico.
Dumfries Town Center: $40 million mixed-use with 285 apartments, 34,500 sf retail/ office. Rt. 1 relocation ensures the main street integrated mixed-use. Adjoining Williams Ordinary, Weems Botts Museum, and Prince William Forest Park offer cultural and recreational amenities.
Potomac Shores: SunCal is developing this 1,920-acre community with Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, 3,800 residential units and 3.7 million sf of commercial space, to include hotel, 800,000 sf office, “The Marketplace” Town Center and riverwalk, and VRE train station with 550 space garage
Retail market analysis: for SunCal
GIS Planning Market Radials: (3, 5, 10 miles) for Quantico/ Triangle