Laurel Hill Proposal Presentation Workshop


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April 29, 2003

 

Laurel Hill Proposal Presentation Workshop
Citizens Invited to Share Ideas for Former Lorton Prison Site

 

Fairfax County is working to define options for Laurel Hill, the former prison site at Lorton. Their work includes identifying uses for the 136 historic buildings, and planning the open space, park and recreation areas. A Proposal Presentation Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 1-6 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Silverbrook Elementary School, 9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station. The meeting is being held jointly by the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Citizens Task Force, the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

At the workshop, individuals and organizations will have the opportunity to share their proposals and ideas for parkland and the reuse of the buildings. Citizens are invited to come and hear from others about unique or inspiring concepts that have been implemented in other communities.

Residents and organizations are encouraged to contact Kelly Davis at 703-324-8609, TTY 703-324-3988 to get on the list of presenters. Each group will be given a maximum of 10 minutes for their presentation. There will also be van tours running periodically through the Laurel Hill site leaving from Silverbrook Elementary during the workshop. For persons with hearing impairments, sign language interpreter services are available upon request. Please call 703-324-8563, TTY 703-324-3988 for any special accommodation requests.

The master planning process is an intensive 12-month effort that began in the fall of 2002 and will continue through 2003. During this period, the Adaptive Reuse Citizens Task Force and the Fairfax County Park Authority will develop a set of ideas and recommendations for their respective areas of Laurel Hill. The task force will identify specific uses for the former Occoquan Workhouse and Central/Maximum Security Facility while the Park Authority will work on plans for the park and recreational areas identified in the Comprehensive Plan, including the former youth facility that will be transferred to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the remaining property that will be transferred to the county Park Authority.

For more on the adaptive reuse process, contact Mary Ashton in the Office of the County Executive at 703-324-3408, TTY 703-222-5495. For more on the Park Authority process, contact Judy Pedersen in the Park Authority at 703-324-8662, TTY 703-324-3988.

 

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