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By Howard Owen
The story so far: Caroline County's Board of Supervisors in June 2010 approved a rezoning to allow the mixed-use Carmel Church Station development. Plans call for a train station, pedestrian-oriented center with residential and commercial development, school, library and regional park on nearly 1,100 acres between U.S. 1 and Interstate 95 near Exit 104. Build-out of the project could take at least 20 years.
Outlook: Brothers Litt and Tommy Thompson of Virginia Land Investments in Richmond own the property, which for now is mostly in the planning stages. Litt Thompson said Carmel Church Station is gaining traction as a transit-oriented development. He said there has been interest from the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, corporations and national and international land developers.
CLIFT FARM QUARTER
The story so far: National homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc. is asking Stafford County to rezone 141 acres just south of the intersection of U.S. 1 and Eskimo Hill Road for the Clift Farm Quarter development. The land is east of Stafford Regional Airport and west of the Rappahannock Regional Landfill.
Outlook: Clift Farm Quarter would be Stafford's largest rezoning in nearly a decade. It would include 585 residential units and a commercial component. Part of the proffers would include 262 acres to become 15 irrigated, rectangular fields. The matter will be back before the Stafford Board of Supervisors on May 1.
The story so far: Since Home Properties Inc. began accepting applications last August, The Apartments at Cobblestone Square off Lafayette Boulevard has preleased or leased 139 of the 314 Class A apartments that have been built or are under construction.
Outlook: Property manager Jennifer Marsh's goal is to have the first three of the complex's planned six buildings 95 percent completed and leased by the end of October.
The story so far: After years of planning, the City Council approved a $31.9 million contract with First Choice Public-Private Partners to build the facility at the corner of Princess Anne and Charlotte streets. The City Council also approved a multimillion-dollar bond issue to pay for the courthouse facilities. The new courthouse will be 78,500 square feet, which is much bigger than the total of the three current buildings.
PLANNING STAGESCLIFT FARM QUARTER
TO STAFFORD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
LEASING BY OCT.COURTHOUSE
WORK MAY START
HOTEL TO BE BUILTEMBREY MILL
PLANS CALL FOR END-OF-JUNE STARTS; HOMES BY MIDDLE OF 2013FALL HILL AVENUE PROJECT
CANAL BRIDGE WORK JAN. 2013FALMOUTH INTERSECTION
CONSTRUCTION BY EARLY 2014GERMANNA'S STAFFORD CAMPUS
SEARCHING FOR LAND NOWHAVEN APARTMENT PROJECTS
1st UNITS IN JUNE; DONE LABOR DAYI-95 INTERCHANGES
HOV/HOT LANES WORK STARTS LATER THIS YEARKALAHARI RESORT
PROJECT SHELVED FOR NOWKING GEORGE GATEWAY
PHASE II SET TO START NEXT YEARKING GEORGE GREENHOUSE
LEASING SPACE LATE 2012McKESSON PROJECT IN CAROLINE
OPENED APRIL 17NEW POST SOCCER FIELDS
READY FOR GAMES IN 2013NEW YMCAs
DEPENDS ON AREA ECONOMYOLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY
LOOKING FOR LAND; CURRENT LOCATION TROUGH 2013 SEASONRAPPAHANNOCK PARKWAY
NO DATE SETRIVERFRONT PARK
CONSTRUCTION IS TARGETED FOR 2017U.S. 17 CORRIDOR IN STAFFORD COUNTY
STORES OPENING THIS YEARSPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE VILLAGES
NEXT SPRINGSPOTSYLVANIA TOWNE CENTRE AND THE VILLAGE AT TOWNE CENTRE
MALL IS NOW 99 PERCENT LEASED; NEW STORES OPENING IN MAYSPOTSYLVANIA VRE STATION
AUCTION MAY 22;