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What's the status of area projects? page 3
Some are on track, while others haven't left the station.


Date published: 3/4/2011

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Now it is working on the next phase of its development, a senior-living center. The center will have 173 apartments, aimed at those who are independent and those who need an assisted-living setting.

Outlook: The center’s information center is open. The company expects to open the first of the apartments in October.

—Jim Hall

CROW’S NEST

The story so far: Crow’s Nest, Stafford’s environmental jewel, still has to be admired from afar for the most part.

After years of on-again, off-again acquisition efforts, the last big chunk of the peninsula between Accokeek and Potomac creeks was purchased from a developer in 2009. Virginia’s 54th state natural area preserve now totals 2,872 acres.

The outlook: Though there have been a few limited guided tours of the property, Crow’s Nest is currently closed to the public because there’s no money for staff or operations.

Preliminary plans call for road improvements, parking, a canoe/kayak launch site, hiking trails and wildlife observation areas.

—Rusty Dennen

EAGLE VILLAGE/UMW

The story so far: The first phase of Eagle Village was completed last year. It includes 156 student apartments, restaurants, offices and a pedestrian bridge spanning U.S. 1.

Restaurants include Quiznos, Pancho Villa Express and Salad Creations. The Home Team Grill is scheduled to open tomorrow, and Babaganoush Mediterranean Grill recently rented space in Eagle Village.

Outlook: Construction of the $15 million Anderson Center—which is on the other side of U.S. 1 from Eagle Village—is scheduled to wrap up in late May or early June, said John Wiltenmuth, associate vice president for facilities services.

A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for August 25.

The Anderson Center is a multi-use facility that will seat up to 2,000 spectators for basketball games and up to 3,000 for concerts and other events.

—Jeff Branscome

FALL HILL AVENUE


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