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By Howard Owen
Outlook: The city received the necessary approvals from the Architectural Review Board to demolish the Savage building at 707 Princess Anne St. and the existing Judicial and Domestic Relations Court at 701 Princess Anne St. and build the new courthouse there. The demolition could begin as early as summer. Work is currently under way to construct interim court facilities for the J&DR Court in Executive Plaza.
The story so far: The University of Mary Washington Foundation has already transformed the U.S. 1 corridor in Fredericksburg with the first phase of its Eagle Village mixed-use development. A pedestrian bridge spans U.S. 1, and there is retail, office and student apartment space in red-brick buildings.
Outlook: Phase two of the project will begin soon with the start of construction on a 95-room Hyatt Place hotel. The retail space between (but not including) the Giant grocery store over to the road cutting through Eagle Village from College Avenue will be demolished for the hotel. A road connecting Eagle Village and the Mary Washington Hospital campus was also recently completed.
The story so far: Newland Real Estate Group and North America Sekisui House (NASH) in January purchased 831 acres in Stafford County's planned Embrey Mill subdivision. Over time the partners plan to develop about 1,800 housing lots at Embrey Mill, which is just west of Interstate 95 between Courthouse and Garrisonville roads. The joint venture is also responsible for extending Mine Road as a four-lane divided road from where it ends at Austin Ridge Drive all the way to Courthouse Road.
Outlook: Nash Stafford LLC, as the joint venture is known, plans to start developing Embrey Mill by the end of June subject to receiving the necessary permits. The developer anticipates having finished lots for home builders to start models early next year, and for the general public to buy homes by the middle of 2013.
FALL HILL AVENUE PROJECT
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;