Laurel Hill Project Advisory Committee to Finalize Master Plan at Dec. 16 Public Meeting

Dec. 7, 2009
OPA 178/09

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  • Public meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., at the South County Secondary School Media Center, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton.
  • Members of the public are encouraged to attend; there will be time for comments and questions during the meeting.

More Information 

The Laurel Hill Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will hold a public meeting to complete its recommendations on the Final Master Plan for the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Area. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the South County Secondary School Media Center, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton.

The final plan was developed based upon public comments, more than 30 public meetings and recommendations from previous task forces. Early next year it will be submitted to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for approval.

The adaptive reuse area encompasses approximately 80 acres on a portion of the land formerly occupied by the D.C. Department of Corrections’ prison in Lorton. In 2002, the U.S. Congress transferred the 2,300 acres of property at Laurel Hill to Fairfax County.

Fairfax County envisions a world-class development of residential, retail and commercial 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 surrounding uses, including single-family residential, older-adult living residential, schools, the Lorton Arts Foundation Workhouse Arts Center and parks.

The PAC was established by the Board of Supervisors in 2005 to monitor the development of the adaptive reuse area. Its three members are Tim Sargeant, Doug Wrenn and Bob Cosgriff.

More information about the Dec. 16 meeting, the master planning process and Laurel Hill can be found online or contact the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380, TTY 711.


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