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Prince William supervisors approve first step for Stone Haven

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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:15 am

A formal proposal has yet to come forward for developing Stone Haven, 864 acres between Wellington and Linton Hall roads in western Prince William County, but already there’s a lot of talk about it.

On the one side are residents of the surrounding neighborhoods who attended a series of community meetings on the potential development over the past year and who applaud the possibility of mixed-use development and a site for a new high school on the land.

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  • sara89 posted at 10:19 am on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    sara89 Posts: 2

    NO MORE HOUSING!!! There is enough snot nose people here already.

  • Michael posted at 5:32 pm on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Michael Posts: 16

    The majority of those commenting here are against the proposed Stone Haven development. Imagine if land use policies were in the hands of the residents of Prince William County and every proposed rezoning was put to a referendum instead of being in the hands of developers and their stooges the Board of County Supervisors. We would see a very different Prince William County. The Cherry Hill peninsula would have never been rezoned; the rural crescent would be intact; and so many developments would have never been approved. So far I haven't seen the Coalition for Smarter Growth or the Piedmont Environment Council take a stand against the proposed Stone Haven. Oh, they have too much on their plate already opposing the proposed outer beltway and a Virginia study of a Potomac River bridge crossing - even though Maryland state officials have made it clear they are not interested in a Potomac River bridge crossing. Prince William County is destined to become an overcrowded county with increasing congested traffic.

  • marchar123 posted at 10:57 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    marchar123 Posts: 25

    Fauquier County has 22% of its land as preserved green space. (92,000 acres).

  • Biglinc posted at 10:49 pm on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    Biglinc Posts: 1

    I grew up in Manassas, from '67 to '94, moved to Haymarket to escape Manassas and raise a family, and finally left the disaster of western Prince William in 2010. I only hope the supervisors in Fauquier have a bit more fortitude than those in PW that have literally destroyed a beautiful county and failed in upholding the rural crescent precedent that was set before them. It is a shame that people that visit PW have virtually nothing positive to say about the direction they are going, residents have nothing good to say about the facilities and schools available to their children, and the existing infrastructure cannot support more densely placed bedroom-community homes. I guess tax base and "progress" drive decision making, but this is a bad move on soooo many levels...PW County, good riddance

  • scompton posted at 7:16 pm on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    scompton Posts: 3

    I think there are enough houses and people in the county now. Why must we cut down all the trees? Traffic is horrible and will only get worse with this plan. I say no more development.

  • marchar123 posted at 3:35 pm on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    marchar123 Posts: 25

    Every house build should be a minimum of 1 acre, No cul-de-sacs, land for a school and a few of mini-parks for access by all residents.

    The development should have multiple exits at Wellington/Linton Hall/Devlin etc....and an outlet for Jiffy Lube Live.

    Connectivity of roads will prevent overloading of major roads.

  • Michael posted at 1:54 pm on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    Michael Posts: 16

    For the record, I don't know if the conditions of the soil at Port Potomac and other developments in eastern Prince William County necessitate several steps leading to the front door of the townhouses. But I have noticed many have several steps to the front door and it must be inconvenient (although buyers don't seem to be complaining) to bring in groceries and other things. It would be near impossible for a severely disabled person to climb those steps. The townhouses, just like the houses, are sandwiched together, again to maximize profit.

  • Michael posted at 1:20 pm on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    Michael Posts: 16

    Except for Prince William County, state and federal parks there eventually won't be much green space. As Chairman Corey Stewart states, "“The future of Prince William County is upscale housing, high end retail and class A office space and it’s not for an industrial park located right on the edge of the largest, wealthiest residential area of Prince William County, the Linton Hall corridor. That cannot stay the same,” he said. “I don’t know what this is ultimately going to look like but we have to move forward and we have to study this proposal.” If ones looks how eastern Prince William County has developed "upscale houses" are sandwiched together and there is hardly no front yard. They are designed that way to maximize profits. The houses are mediocre looking (although beauty is in the eye of the beholder). Several of the houses have long and many steps leading to the front door, due to the soils the houses are built upon. School overcrowding and increasing traffic jams will increase, even with the construction of new schools. It is a waste of citizen's time to oppose proposed developments such as Stone Haven. I learned my lesson with the approved rezoning of the Cherry Hill peninsula in eastern Prince William County. The majority of citizens opposed the rezoning of it but the decision was in the hands of the Board of County Supervisors.