Site of Potomac Neabsco Commuter Garage

The Potomac-Neabsco Commuter Garage will be built on the south side of Opitz Boulevard, between Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. 

Prince William County is taking advantage of state and federal funds for a new commuter garage.

The Board of Supervisors designated the Potomac-Neabsco Commuter Garage as a revenue-sharing project during its meeting Tuesday.

The 1,400-space garage is planned to be built at 2501 Opitz Blvd., near Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.

The parking garage is intended to alleviate capacity problems at the Horner Road commuter lot and the lot at the corner of U.S. 1 and Dumfries Road.

The building will be on a site previously considered for a parking garage paired with a new Potomac Nationals stadium. The baseball team’s owners eventually abandoned talks with the county in 2018 and instead built a new stadium in Fredericksburg.

The garage project was initially estimated to cost $37.2 million, but a revised engineering estimate put the cost at $53.3 million. The increase was led by necessary site work, which wasn’t included in the original estimate because it was associated with a stadium project.

The project already has about $37.2 million in dedicated state and federal funding. To make up the deficit, the county has revised its agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation to receive an additional $12.5 million in state and federal funding. The remaining $3 million necessary for the local match will come from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

The funding transfers must be approved by VDOT and NVTA. The county expects to solicit bids this month and complete construction in summer 2023.

 

Nolan Stout covers Prince William County. Reach him at nstout@insidenova.com or @TheNolanStout on Facebook and Twitter.

(1) comment

Deez Nutz

Why not a park

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