35 Landowners Request Rezoning of 1,871 Acres Across the County as Part of 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Among those, Kline Farm, Increases to Bradley Square, and Several Properties in the Rural Crescent


Kline Farm

Thirty-five landowners across the County have requested to rezone 1,871 across as part of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update. A move, which could be approved with one vote.

The map of requested changes, which can be viewed here includes increased housing densities for:

  • Burnside Farms and Walsh Farm in Nokesville
  • Kline Farm in the Coles District
  • Smith Farm near Catharpin
  • And several properties along Vint Hill Road near Marsteller Middle School

In addition, Dutch Land Farms in Nokesville and 12 homeowners near Manassas Battlefield on Pageland Lane want to change current zoning to allow for data centers on their properties.

Normally, applications would need to be received by January and all voted on separately. However, since this is a land use chapter update year for the Comprehensive Plan, the board could vote to force these massive changes onto county residents all with one vote. A move Supervisor Vega disagrees with:

“Decisions on requests of this size and nature cannot be taken lightly and certainly not all passed with one simple vote. I will fight any and all attempts to use this end-around to pack our roads with even more traffic and our already overcrowded schools like sardines with more students,” said Vega. “As in past years, large and controversial CPA’s should be considered on a case by case basis with full input on each from the public these changes will impact.”

Only one of the thirty-five properties lies outside of the Brentsville, Coles, or Gainesville Magisterial Districts, whose residents and representatives have come under attack by forced approval of several land use decisions with major opposition from those who live there.

Kim Hosen of the Prince William Conservation Alliance concurred with Supervisor Vega’s stance and told the Prince William Times that the process will allow the land use changes to avoid both public scrutiny and a key development hurdle as the landowners will no longer be required to formally apply for a comprehensive plan amendment reviewed by both the planning commission and the board of county supervisors.

According to the Prince William County Planning Office’s website, the land use chapter could head to planning commission as soon as this month, and to the board of supervisors by the end of summer or early fall.


– Coles District Staff