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What's the status of area projects? page 7
Some are on track, while others haven't left the station.


Date published: 3/4/2011

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—Cathy Jett

McKESSON PROJECT IN CAROLINE

The story so far: After years of behind-the-scenes discussions, health care product distributor McKesson Corp. announced last summer that it would build a 340,000-square-foot distribution center on a 35-acre site in the Carmel Church area of Caroline.

Outlook: Construction is now under way on the interior of the building, which is about twice the size of a Walmart Supercenter.

The completion date is early 2012. It’s expected to create about 150 jobs and more than $500,000 in annual tax revenues for the county.

—Bill Freehling

MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY

The story so far: The Richmond museum is in the process of expanding to sites around the state, including one in or near Fredericksburg.

Outlook: The Fredericksburg area remains in contention for a satellite facility of the Museum of the Confederacy, but there are no new developments.

“The story has not changed,” MOC President S. Waite Rawls III said. “Our strategic plan remains the same—to open three new sites across the state, at Appomattox, Fort Monroe and Fredericksburg.”

Its Appomattox museum is scheduled to open in spring 2012.

—Clint Schemmer

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS

The story so far: The National Museum of the Marine Corps has wrapped up its most pressing priorities: creation of the main museum and galleries that span the period from the Corps’ founding to Vietnam. Three galleries and a rustic chapel opened last summer.

The outlook: The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, which operates the museum, is developing trails and other points of interest on the property surrounding the museum off Interstate 95 in Triangle.

—Rusty Dennen

NEW POST SOCCER FIELDS

The story so far: In July, the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors reached an agreement with the Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association and the Virginia Youth Soccer Association to bring a 17-field outdoor soccer complex to 80 acres of open land at New Post.

Outlook: FASA general manager Pete Cinalli said project organizers have been conducting a traffic study, meeting with designers and contractors, looking for sponsors and working out other details. He hopes the land will be transferred this year, and that site grading work will begin not long afterward.

In September, the VYSA moved its headquarters office to 5450 Southpoint Plaza in Spotsylvania.


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