This fall, the Planning Commission and Prince William Board of County Supervisors will hear about a proposed mixed-use development on the site of a former dairy farm in Manassas.
According to county documents, plans have been submitted to develop the 100.45-acre parcel where Prince William Parkway meets sections of Wellington Road and Liberia Avenue.
Named the “Kline development” after the name of the former farm, documents show that the development would include 400 homes – 265 townhouses and 135 single-family homes – a self-storage center, a CVS Pharmacy, a drive-thru restaurant, and a Sheetz location, according to Prince William County Planning Manager Stephen Donohoe.
Requests for rezoning have been submitted for the project by Stanley Martin Homes.
Plans submitted by the company to the county show the developer plans to include several walking and bicycling paths, along with several other amenities.
But not all members of the community are pleased with the idea of the proposed development.
A petition started on Change.org by Manassas resident Jen Gettys highlights some potential problems with the development, citing the increase in traffic on Liberia Avenue, Route 28, Wellington Road, and Yates Ford Road from 400 additional homes, as well as concerns about the changing the “rural landscape”, and how the development would impact existing school facilities and first responder capabilities.
More as this story develops.