Wednesday, February 9, 2022

From the January 20th and 27th community meetings

 By: Ashley Studholme

The Planning Office hosted a series of community meetings for the public to comment on the Data Center Opportunity Zone and the PW Gateway proposal. The in-person meeting on the 20th will be rescheduled after being canceled due to forecasted inclement weather. While the recordings are available for viewing, it is uncertain how these comments will be used or addressed throughout these processes.

Watch the Data Center Overlay meeting HERE

Watch the PW Gateway meeting in-person HERE and virtual HERE.

Data Center Next to PW Forest Moves Forward

By: Kim Hosen

Prince William County, exceptionally rich in natural resources, boasts an environment that is unique to the Northern Virginia region and beyond. We have two (!) national parks: Prince William Forest Park and Manassas National Battlefield. Together, these serve as anchors on the east and west ends of the county for the Rural Crescent. They capture the transition from the Potomac River’s tidal wetlands to Bull Run Mountain, helping protect a landscape that is unlike any other within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

But despite their many benefits, both our National Parks are threatened by proposed data center development at their borders. At Prince William Forest Park, a new rezoning (and accompanying special use permit) seeks approval to build data centers on property that is within the Park’s Congressional boundary and covers wetlands and streams at the headwaters of Quantico Creek.

Our Comments - PW Digital Gateway (February 3, 2022)

 By: Ashley Studholme

"This proposal goes against our commitment to protecting our water supply and ensuring that future generations within the region have safe and plentiful drinking water."

In the FAQ that the Planning Office provided “According to the Prince William County Service Authority, sufficient public water supply is available to serve the County’s population to at least 2040.”

Prince William Conservation Alliance Hosts “People Who Make a Difference” Awards Ceremony

Honoring Community Champions Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano, Judy Gallagher, Joyce Hudson, and Julie Flanagan June 24, 2024 – Prince William...