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By Howard Owen
Outlook: Thurston Cos. of Manassas has been hired to build the Caroline County YMCA. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held in December, and the facility is expected to be completed by February 2013. Once that is done, the YMCA will turn its focus to building a Y in North Stafford.
The story so far: Late last year, Spotsylvania County's Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning for the 333-acre Ni Village, a proposed development of condos, shops, offices, pedestrian trails and restaurants on U.S. 1 near Massaponax High School.
Outlook: Ni Village developer Luck Development Partners says the project will take 20 years to complete. The first phase of the project, whose timing will be market dependent, will focus on the Advanced Center for Sustainability and Green technologies (formerly known as the Smith Mill Education Center) and a partnership with the National Academy of Environmental Design.
OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY
The story so far: The owners of Old Dominion Speedway in Prince William County may be eyeing the Fredericksburg region as a new home for their automobile racetrack. The stockcar and drag-racing facility in Manassas is hemmed in by residential developments, leading to frequent noise complaints from neighbors.
Outlook: Principal owner Steve Britt is looking for a new home for the track on at least 80 acres along the Interstate 95 corridor between Stafford County and Richmond, but he hasn't specified an exact location. The speedway will remain at its current home at least through the 2013 season, which runs from March through October.
The story so far: The Rappahannock Parkway is part of a $300 million project aimed at fixing congestion along the Interstate 95 corridor in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania.
But the parkway was put on the back burner after residents and three new Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors members opposed it.
The parkway portion of the project would connect to a new Fredericksburg exit at the welcome center on I-95, run through Celebrate Virginia South, continue west between State Route 3 and the Rappahannock River and tap back into Route 3 near Gordon Road. Plans call for a possible toll on the parkway.
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;