Traffic jam, housing, environment all worries

Kenny Boddye, Occoquan District Supervisor [Photo: Uriah Kiser/PLN]

The district supervisor who represents what could be the next home of Washington commanders has spoken of plans to bring an NFL stadium to Woodbridge.

Prince William County Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye said the team’s option to purchase 200 acres of land on Interstate 95, and Prince William Parkway and Interstate 95 sparked many concerns. Traffic congestion, affordable housing and the effect on the environment are concerns Boddye noted in a voter information bulletin.

“From what I’ve read, the commanders’ search for a new site is still at an exploratory stage. The landing would be one of several sites under consideration for a mixed-use development and year-round entertainment venue that the team believes could attract off-season visitors,” Boddye writes. “I have not spoken with team representatives and no rezoning request has been submitted to the county for consideration. Additionally, the General Assembly has yet to approve the creation of a football stadium authority – which state lawmakers have publicly identified as a necessary step for the team to locate anywhere. in Virginia.

So far, the team has not completed a land sale in Woodbridge, according to the Prince William Circuit Court.

A Washington Commanders Football Stadium and a mixed-use development in Virginia would have an economic impact of more than $24 billion and create more than 2,200 jobs when fully constructed, InsideNoVa.com reports. It would be built on what the county government calls Prince William Landing, land that the county government has identified as ripe for an urban downtown.

A rendering showing a proposed stadium and practice facility shows a new downtown complex, complete with retail stores and an amphitheater, being built on the Horner Road Commuter lot, the state’s largest.

The Associated Press reports the team purchased 200 acres of land in Woodbridge to house a new stadium, training facility, amphitheater, shops and restaurants. A concept map shows the Commander’s facility replacing the Horner Road suburban lot, the state’s largest, on Interstate 95 and Prince William Drive, and the Telegraph Road lot, just across the street. from the street.

The team’s current lease at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., since 1997, runs through 2027. Despite purchasing land in Woodbridge, the team is considering other sites in Loudoun County , in Washington, DC and Maryland.

Over the years, the team has indicated that it wants a new stadium smaller than FedEx Field (90,000 seats) and a complex with a dome to host a Super Bowl.

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