Saving History Saturday: Manassas Logistics Center Town Hall Meeting

Prince William County is seeing large scale development on an unprecedented scale. The explosive growth in strip malls and distribution warehouses is making travel on Route 28, Vint Hill, Linton Hall, and other roads difficult and dangerous.

The latest proposal calls for distribution centers to be built along Bristow Road, the proposed “Manassas Logistics Center.” The proposal calls for over 770,000 square feet of warehouse space, built adjacent to land already preserved by the American Battlefield Trust, and would bring significant tractor-trailer traffic onto Bristow Road, making it necessary to widen the road, creating another multi-land, congested road.

The project calls for hundreds of loading docks, and over a thousand parking spaces. Located in the middle of the Bristoe Station battlefield, not only would this create a traffic nightmare, but it would also destroy a key piece of the battlefield. A battlefield identified by Preservation Virginia as one of the most endangered historic sites in all of Virginia.

The American Battlefield Trust and Journey Through Hallowed Ground are holding a town hall meeting about the proposed “Manassas Logistics Center”, where you can learn more about this proposed development off Bristow Road in Bristow. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall, Station 5, located at 12826 Marsteller Drive, Nokesville, VA.

You can learn more about the proposed development, the Town Hall, and how you can get involved at the ABT website.

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