Jay du Von and Jessica Pfeiffer successfully worked with Rector Companies, LLC, on the rezoning and redevelopment of the old Manassas News and Messenger building and property in Old Town Manassas. The property had been vacant since the News and Messenger closed in 2012. The proposed development, Messenger Place, previously known as Old Town Heights, is located between Center and Church Streets, across from City Hall. The rezoning to City Center Transitional will allow for a five-story mixed-use building with 3,500 square feet of retail/commercial and 94 upscale apartment units.
This exciting redevelopment opportunity received a unanimous recommendation of approval from both the Manassas City Planning Commission and the Manassas City Council. Many restaurant and store owners in Old Town Manassas attended the hearings to speak in support of the redevelopment.