Redevelopment Proposals for the Former Lorton Prison

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

July 28, 2006

Redevelopment Proposals
Now Accepted for Portion of the Former Lorton Prison

Fairfax County issued a request for proposal to adaptively reuse a portion of the former Lorton prison, located in what is now known as Laurel Hill. The proposal request is for qualified private developers to join in a public/private effort to develop this 80-acre area formerly known as the Reformatory and Penitentiary. The redevelopment will adapt existing buildings and build new infill construction.

Fairfax County envisions a unique and world-class development of residential, retail, commercial and educational space within the former Reformatory and Penitentiary complex. This development will serve the expanding south county region and create a unique destination in harmony with the surrounding uses, including single-family residential, senior living residential, schools, a planned arts center and parks.

The proposal can be found online at Questions or requests for hard copies may be directed to 703-324-3201, TTY 711.

Since 1998, when the U.S. Congress transferred the 2,000 acres of property at Laurel Hill to Fairfax County, the county has worked with residents and Board of Supervisors-appointed boards and task forces to develop plans for the future use of the area. The Laurel Hill Golf Course, which opened in the fall of 2005, is an example of one plan that has been completed. For more information about the golf course, visit

For more information about Laurel Hill, visit


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