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Date published: 4/26/2012

By Howard Owen

It's When?opoly time again, when we try to bring readers up to date on various projects around the Fredericksburg area.

This year, an anticipated rebound in the housing market is the driving force in several efforts.

The Clift Farm Quarter and Embrey Mill projects in Stafford County join the When?opoly list, the Haven apartment developments are moving along, and there are plans for work to begin on Amelia Square, to name a few.

As always, some projects have hit rough patches. The State Fair filed for bankruptcy, but it still could be bought before next month's auction. The odds on the Kalahari waterpark and hotel complex becoming reality seem to be getting longer.

But every time something doesn't pan out, something else seems to fill the void. Eagle Village is forging ahead, with a new hotel in its near future. The Spotsylvania VRE station and all the growth expected in its shadow seem to be on pace. The Falmouth interchange project appears to finally be more than a wish. The downtown court building is coming closer to reality.

As the economy claws its way out of the worst recession of most of our lives, every project won't succeed, but a lot of them will. We salute all the efforts.

--Howard Owen

AMELIA SQUARE

The story so far: In April 2010 the Silver Cos. unveiled plans for the 20-unit, high-end Amelia Square townhouse development in downtown Fredericksburg. It's bordered by Amelia, Winchester and William streets. Since then the development group has torn down the former Fredericksburg Hardware store and tried to sell the homes amid an economic downturn.

Outlook: Silver officials say the site work could begin around July 1, with the first four townhouses started not long after that. Silver agents are also working to attract users to a planned 10,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail building fronting William Street.

--Bill Freehling

CARMEL CHURCH STATION


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AMELIA SQUARE

COULD BEGIN JULY 1

CARMEL CHURCH STATION

PLANNING STAGES

CLIFT FARM QUARTER

TO STAFFORD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MAY 1

COBBLESTONE SQUARE

LEASING BY OCT.

COURTHOUSE

WORK MAY START IN SUMMER

EAGLE VILLAGE

HOTEL TO BE BUILT

EMBREY MILL

PLANS CALL FOR END-OF-JUNE STARTS; HOMES BY MIDDLE OF 2013

FALL HILL AVENUE PROJECT

CANAL BRIDGE WORK JAN. 2013

FALMOUTH INTERSECTION

CONSTRUCTION BY EARLY 2014

GERMANNA'S STAFFORD CAMPUS

SEARCHING FOR LAND NOW

HAVEN APARTMENT PROJECTS

1st UNITS IN JUNE; DONE LABOR DAY

I-95 INTERCHANGES

HOV/HOT LANES WORK STARTS LATER THIS YEAR

KALAHARI RESORT

PROJECT SHELVED FOR NOW

KING GEORGE GATEWAY

PHASE II SET TO START NEXT YEAR

KING GEORGE GREENHOUSE

LEASING SPACE LATE 2012

McKESSON PROJECT IN CAROLINE

OPENED APRIL 17

NEW POST SOCCER FIELDS

READY FOR GAMES IN 2013

NEW YMCAs

CAROLINE: FEB. 2013; N. STAFFORD: TO COME

NI VILLAGE

DEPENDS ON AREA ECONOMY

OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY

LOOKING FOR LAND; CURRENT LOCATION TROUGH 2013 SEASON

RAPPAHANNOCK PARKWAY

NO DATE SET

RIVERFRONT PARK

CONSTRUCTION IS TARGETED FOR 2017

U.S. 17 CORRIDOR IN STAFFORD COUNTY

STORES OPENING THIS YEAR

SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE VILLAGES

NEXT SPRING

SPOTSYLVANIA TOWNE CENTRE AND THE VILLAGE AT TOWNE CENTRE

MALL IS NOW 99 PERCENT LEASED; NEW STORES OPENING IN MAY

SPOTSYLVANIA VRE STATION

DONE BY LATE 2013

STATE FAIR

AUCTION MAY 22; A FAIR FOR THIS YEAR IS IFFY

STATE ROUTE 3 WIDENING

MARCH OR APRIL 2013

SUNSHINE BALLPARK

FINAL PORTION OPEN IN SUMMER

TOWN CENTER AT AQUIA

SLOWED DUE TO ECONOMY