The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently received staff input on potential mobility and park bond referenda. If authorized by the board, the bond referenda will be placed on the November 2019 election ballot and citizens will be able to vote on whether to authorize the board to debt finance the mobility and parks projects through general obligation bonds.
The board hosted a public town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center to inform the public of the potential projects and receive public input. (Town hall presentation - May 21, 2019)
To develop lists of proposed projects for the referenda, the county's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Department of Transportation conducted needs assessments and studies.
The recommended park projects are designed to improve and address community recreation needs. Most specifically, the projects will address the lack of indoor athletic space, including indoor track and field, court sports such as basketball and volleyball, wrestling, and indoor turf space for field sports. The parks projects also include passive and active use parkland, existing field improvements, and a number of trails, open space and general park improvements.
The recommended transportation projects will address major areas of congestion throughout the county and provide 50 new lane miles of roads along with 22 miles of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.