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By Howard Owen
Outlook: Construction on the HOV/HOT lanes project will probably start later this year. Proposals to create a new off-ramp from the Virginia Welcome Center into Celebrate Virginia South, as well as one to add a connection into Southpoint II from the southbound Massaponax exit, remain up in the air.
The story so far: Wisconsin-based Kalahari Resorts, amid much fanfare, announced plans in November 2007 for a massive, $260 million waterpark-focused resort and conference center in Fredericksburg's Celebrate Virginia South. Soon thereafter the global recession started, and the project has been unable to get off the ground.
Outlook: Whether the project will ever happen is now in question. Kalahari's owner has said the project is shelved until capital markets allow affordable financing for large projects such as this.
KING GEORGE GATEWAY
The story so far: A 155,000-square-foot Walmart opened in King George Gateway off U.S. 301 on Aug. 17, 2011, and the University of Mary Washington's Dahlgren Center for Education and Research opened in January. The shopping center also has an Auto Zone, Community Bank of Tri-County, Five Guys, GameStop, Virginia ABC store and Verizon Wireless.
Outlook: Hair Cuttery has signed a lease for space in the first phase of the shopping center, but no date has been set for its opening.
Phase I of the shopping center still has 2,200 square feet of space left in one building and 2,800 square feet in another. That space can be divided into 1,600-square-foot and 1,200-square-foot stores. There also are three pad sites available.
Construction on Phase II of the center is expected to begin next year. It will have about 65,000 square feet of retail space.
KING GEORGE GREENHOUSE
The story so far: An affiliate of GE Energy Financial Services started trying to sell a 42-acre greenhouse near the Birchwood power plant in King George County in 2007, not long after an operation growing hydroponic tomatoes shut down there.
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;