Commuter Rail Station in Virginia Central to 'Transit-Oriented Sprawl' Plans

Among proposed examples of new urbanist communities, Greater Greater Washington calls out one, located along Prince William's Potomac riverfront, as particularly experimental, sprawling, and centered on a Virginia Railway Express station.
August 6, 2014, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Virginia Railway Express officials broke ground yesterday on the Potomac Shores station, an infill commuter rail station in Prince William County that will be the centerpiece of a new town center," report Dan Malouff.

"The website boasts of 'rugged beauty,' an on-site 18-hole golf course, and miles of recreational trails. There's no doubt that Potomac Shores is sprawl."

"But it's a new kind of sprawl. At its center, a new urbanist town center complete with a new commuter rail station."

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Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Greater Greater Washington
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