A planned, mixed-use development on Manassas Drive and Railroad Drive in Manassas Park now has a new name.
The development known as Park Place at The Station is now called The Palisades, Vanessa Watson, Manassas Park Planning and Zoning director, said.
Watson said in a previous report that developers of the project, Digital Park LLC, did intend to change the name of development to one that does not include the words, “park,” “place” or “station.”
The developers of The Palisades haven’t started preparing the site for construction yet, as the site is still being reviewed by the city, she said.
The $55 million, 14-acre project bussiness and residental project was approved on Aug. 21 by Manassas Park City Council in a 5-1 vote just weeks after it voted against the project in a 4-3 vote.
The approving vote came after the developers of the project appeared before council on Aug. 21 to amend the proffer conditions, saying they would pay the city $1 million in water tap fees up front, add 5,000 feet of retail space to the project—2,500 in phase I and 2,500 in phase II—on top of everything else they initially told the city would be done, including some $4.5 million in proffer agreements.
The owners told council at a previously they would put forth a $500,000 commercial deposit in escrow within two months of the closing of the residential parcel.
The developers said they would agree to let the zoning of the property change back to business if they didn't start phase one of the project within 24 months. Phase one is slated for Manassas Drive and Railroad Avenue near the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter station in Manassas Park.
Phase two of the project will be on now-vacant property across Manassas Drive at the intersection of Railroad Drive.
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