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By Howard Owen
The story so far: In 2009, Germanna Community College's Stafford County Center at Aquia Park opened, attracting 1,000 students its first year. The county's Economic Development Authority awarded GCC a matching challenge grant of up to $1 million on May 5, 2011, to be used toward the establishment of a permanent campus. EDA officials said the intent was to support workforce development and economic development in the county.
Outlook: Germanna continues to seek land for a full, permanent campus in Stafford County. The college would like to locate the campus, which it expects to serve 10,000 students, in the Courthouse area. GCC hopes to find a donor for the approximately 50 acres needed for a campus. If it doesn't, it must raise a total of $2.5 million to fund the cost of the facility's land and development. The college has to meet that threshold locally before the state funds the rest of the total cost of the campus, estimated at roughly $25 million.
HAVEN APARTMENT PROJECTS
The story so far: South Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates continues to actively invest in the Fredericksburg-area apartment market. The company sold its 232-unit Haven complex in Celebrate Virginia South for $39.4 million late last year to MAA, a real-estate investment trust based in Memphis, Tenn. The complex has since been renamed Seasons at Celebrate Virginia.
Outlook: Johnson Development plans to have its 260-unit Haven complex near the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center done by Labor Day, with the first units ready by early June. The company plans to start a second, 250-unit phase at Celebrate Virginia South by the end of April and have it finished by Spring 2013.
The story so far: Many Interstate 95 projects are in the works in the Fredericksburg area, including extending HOV/HOT lanes nine miles from Dumfries in Prince William County to Garrisonville in North Stafford and building new off-ramps at the Virginia Welcome Center in Fredericksburg and the Massaponax exit.
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;