Prince William supervisors approve luxury apartment complex near planned Quartz District

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The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday approved a rezoning to pave way for the luxury Windsor Oaks apartment complex outside Dale City.

The site, located on nearly 10 acres at 3695 Elm Farm Road near the Prince William Parkway, could include up to 233 multi-family residential units, with some reserved for low-income residents. The project is designed to complement and be integrated into the existing neighborhoods and the planned mixed-use Quartz District, which will be located directly across the parkway.

The Quartz District, planned on 145 acres at the intersection of Minnieville Road and the Prince William Parkway, calls for office space, restaurants, retail, residential units and a dedicated destination adventure park site.

If all goes to plan for the developer, Atlantic Funding, Ltd., the complex is expected to be occupied by mid-2026 at the earliest, according to representatives with the company. They expect the apartments to be lived in by young professionals, retirees and personnel with nearby Marine Corps Base Quantico. Developers currently plan to include one- and two-bedroom units, with most being one bedroom.

The developer argued the higher-end units will provide a need for higher-end rental units among those looking to move out of single-family homes but still remain in the area.

The land, which is owned by the developer, was originally intended for three- to four-story office buildings.

The project was approved by Democratic Chair Ann Wheeler, Occoquan Supervisor Kenny Boddye, Neabsco Supervisor Victor Angry, Potomac Supervisor Andrea Bailey and Woodbridge Supervisor Margaret Franklin as well as Republican Coles Supervisor Yesli Vega.

“There’s a lot to be said about establishing an apartment complex like this that is a little bit upscale and has a luxury offering but is still an apartment that is attainable to folks,” Boddye said.

Republicans Jeanine Lawson, of the Brentsville District, and Gainesville Supervisor Bob Weir opposed.

Weir called the development “inconsistent,” arguing the planned parking infrastructure doesn’t support the project’s proposed density, especially given its lack of workforce housing and potential to increase nearby traffic. Both Lawson and Weir suggested the project’s planned density is out of line with the county’s Comprehensive Plan, a claim rejected by professional planning staff.

The project was recommended for approval by county staff and the Prince William County Planning Commission.

Throughout the approval process, the applicant increased the number of affordable units on the lower end of the income spectrum, with 14 total dwellings reserved to be affordable. The Planning Commission originally heard the application in September but continued the hearing until Nov. 15 to give time for the applicant to increase the number of affordable units, engage in additional community outreach efforts and add more onsite amenities.

The developer has since held a number of engagement events with neighbors and included in its application an indoor bicycle storage area and outdoor grills. Other amenities include a pool and open outdoor spaces for pets.
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