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Check the status of 32 planned developments throughout the region.
After years of discussion, Stafford County recently signed a $19 million deal to buy 1,720 acres of the Crow’s Nest peninsula, which is between Potomac and Accokeek creeks. The county has a two-year option to buy 1,200 more acres from K&M Properties for $16.2 million.
DOWNTOWN COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
The plan: In a Dec. 2005 proposal, Inns of Historic Fredericksburg LLC said it could open by early 2008. But due to delays on both sides, the actual sale of the land was pushed back from June 30, 2007, to Oct. 30.
Status: Developers have started construction, and plan to open in March 2009.
FALL HILL AVENUE
The plan: Fredericksburg City Council voted to make a top priority of the widening of Fall Hill Avenue between Carl D. Silver Parkway at Central Park and the Rappahannock Canal bridge near the Virginia Outdoor Center. The I-95 overpass would expand to four lanes. Bike paths and pedestrian walkways would be added. Also, Mary Washington Boulevard would connect with Fall Hill Avenue near the Rappahannock Canal.
Status: The Virginia Department of Transportation will start to set aside money for this project.
The plan: The state has started putting aside money to fund a reconstruction of this intersection.
FORMER FREDERICKSBURG HARDWARE
The plan: The Silver Cos. announced in 2006 that it wanted to transform the former Fredericksburg Hardware property at the corner of William and Winchester streets into a mixed-use block of 17 town homes and a small commercial building.
Status: The project is in a holding pattern due to the housing-market slump. The developer is looking at other alternatives that might be a good fit for downtown.
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
The plan: When work started, it wanted to open in the spring of 2008.
Status: Now hopes to open in the fall of 2008.
Haymount, a 4,000-home planned subdivision near Rappahannock Academy in Caroline County, has not been built despite being approved in 1992. Caroline’s planning director said Haymount is being sold to a developer who does similar projects. The 1,600-acre project is designed as a traditional town with an elementary school and a mix of retail and commercial.