Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020

Devlin Road Rezoning Approved in Prince William County

and Marian B. Harders

On March 10, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning from agricultural land to the Planned Mixed Residential District to allow single family detached lots ranging in size from 7150 square feet to 10,000 square feet. The community’s Design Guidelines provide for expansive buffers throughout the site and approximately 109 acres of open space.

Five parks are programmed for the new community, which include a pool (6 lane, 25 meter pool), clubhouse, dog park, eco park and open air pavilion areas. The largest park (55.8 acres) will be open to the public and provide multiple trail heads to the community as well as a connection to sidewalk along Linton Hall Road.

The project will also provide significant transportation improvements in connection with County’s plans to upgrade Devlin Road. Specifically, the developer has proffered to continue the widening of Devlin Road from the County project limits for the Balls Ford Road Interchange, south to University Boulevard, which is the planned main entrance to the Devlin community. Collectively, the project’s proffered improvements and the County project will upgrade Devlin Road to a new 4 lane road link from University Boulevard to the Route 234 Bypass. The planned road improvements will also provide better access to nearby commuter parking lots that will enhance the commuter experience for neighboring residential communities. The $13 million monetary value of the proffered transportation improvements exceeds the County’s Level of Service policy by $4.3 million.

Full build out of the project is projected by 2032. Land use attorney Pete Dolan and senior land use planner Marian Harders led the project through the approval process.