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Poll: Developer Prepares Digital Drive Lot For Town Homes

City officials said the project could be complete in 12 to 18 months, weather permitting.

Land on Digital Drive is starting to be prepared for the building of 126 new, rear loaded town homes in Manassas Park.

The developer received an early grading so the workers can begin the process of preparing the ground for development before winter, Manassas Park Planning and Zoning Director and Economic Liaison Vanessa Watson said.

The site plan is current under review by city officials, she said. The final version of the site plan will go before the Manassas Park Planning Commission on Oct. 1.

At that point the developer will obtain the site development permit to install the infrastructure, she added.

Then once complete, the builder, K. Hovnanian, can take over to build the units which will face Digital Drive, Watson said. If all goes well and the weather cooperates, the whole project should be complete in 12 to 18 months.

Word of the project, formally known as Manassas Park Station II, has spread through the Manassas Park grapevine for some time now.

The developer changed the name of the project from Manassas Park Station II to Dominion Crossing mainly because the residents of the Manassas Park Station didn’t want it to cause confusion, Watson said.

It is not uncommon to change the name of a project before it is built, she added.

Dominion Crossing isn’t affiliated with the builder of Manassas Park Station, which Centex built in the early 2000s.

Sheryl Shortell September 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM
The school enrollment is almost double what it was when we moved here almost 9 years ago. What we don't need is more townhomes to add more people - single family homes would be better - less people and more upscale for the area than more townhomes.
mojavegreensnake September 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I concur. Just a sign of the times. Does anyone remember the trailers at the elementary school when it was located in the old section? I wonder where the "new" ones will go. As for single family vs. town homes now that's funny! I for one would not want my single family home sandwiched between townhomes and facing a gated apartment complex. And don't knock townhomes- some of the single family homes in the new sections are well sub divided against code. A walk on a Sunday morning will make you wonder.
Swimmom September 14, 2012 at 05:28 PM
It is happening right in my backyard. So far, it has been an annoyance. The beautiful trees are gone, it has been messy, loud, and I look forward to seeing more homes squeezed into another small lot....not!!! MP has other issues that it should be focusing on instead of building more homes and adding more people. The schools are becoming overcrowded, parts of the area are in dire need of renovation, shopping centers sit empty, and our water bills are thru the roof......Sure, let's build more to add to the fun we are all having. I have been a MP resident for a long time, but I definitely seem my time in MP getting shorter.
Bloomie September 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
SF is definitely better than multi. Our public services can't keep up with what we have now. In addition to school issues, it seems like everyday there is at least one emergency run to the Over 55 complex. The only new construction should be for businesses that will increase tax revenue until they can get the debt paid down substantially and create a reserve for infrastructure issues.
Jason September 16, 2012 at 01:17 AM
The current MP administration would not have approved this rezoning. It was approved 4-5 year ago. It was going to be stacked townhouses but they were change to regular townhouses. 126 townhouse for this development + 82 for Belmont Reserve + ~310 for Belmont Station + 131 Blooms Crossing Townhouses == 649 Regular Townhouses in a one square mile area
Jason September 16, 2012 at 01:21 AM
I would prefer a mix of 15 SFH, 30 Townhouses and 30 Apartments, while preserving at least 50-100 trees. There now are 0.
Alicia Catney September 20, 2012 at 01:07 AM
What makes them think anyone wants to live over here? My child just started school here and as soon as my lease is up we are out of here. I don't like the school system, not enough activities, for well rounded kids. I rather live back in Prince William or Manassas City. This is just going to make the traffic a daily nightmare.
MPResident12 September 26, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Like Swimmom mentioned, this is happening right in my backyard as well. It's been loud and the mess is absolutely ridiculous. The air is constantly full of dust and it's just been miserable. We just bought our townhome in April and let me tell you, had we known this was happening, that purchase wouldn't have been made. The trees in the back were one of the most influential reasons (amongst others) that gave us the push to buy this particular home. WIthout them, there is no shade or privacy anymore for this line of homes. I've spoken to several neighbors who also are upset with this project. Why would I want my view to be more homes?? Not to mention the lack of business in City Center...makes you wonder if the city of MP even cares what the people who already live here think. Traffic is going to be absurd as well. I really hope Belmont Station at least attends to those line of townhomes this has affected and puts up some trees to give us back that privacy we all have grown to love.

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