Potomac Shores is a community of approximately 1,885 acres located on the Potomac River within the Cherry Hill peninsula in Prince William County. It is a large planned community with residential (approved for up to 3,987 residential units), commercial, an existing Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the 30-acre Ali Krieger Sports Complex, recreational amenities, and schools (including an elementary school and new 33-acre middle school). The community also features nearly two miles of shoreline and 1,000 acres of open space. Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh originally obtained County approval of a rezoning for the project in 2013. Since that time, home buyer interest has been strong and the Potomac Shores team recently reported the sale of its 1,000th new home in Potomac Shores.
The Town Center special use permit approval allows for changes to the planned Town Center while continuing the basic transit-oriented framework envisioned, with its grid pattern, tree-lined street layout, open spaces, and a proposed VRE station at the heart of the Town Center. The Town Center includes a commercial core with first floor retail and active uses, a variety of residential options (up to 1,833 homes), recreational spaces, and a river walk along the bluff of the Potomac River. The approval also accommodates a hotel with new phasing and design requirements, an elementary school site, and a new central park open space amenity.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved the special use permit amendment unanimously on July 16, 2019. For more information read the Washington Business Journal article.