Say Good-bye to the Rural Crescent

On Wednesday, December 14th the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved the “Pathway to 2040,” a controversial update to the long-range land-use plan that eliminates “rural crescent” protections while paving the way for at least 36,000 new housing units and more commercial and data center development throughout the county.

The supervisors held separate hearings on each of the five “chapters” of Pathway to 2040 on the agenda that night – land-use, housing, mobility, sanitary sewer and electrical utility services – before approving each in a party-line, 5-2 vote. All five Democrats voted for the plan while Republicans Jeanine Lawson (Brentsville) and Yesli Vega (Coles) voted against it.

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