Local Community Leaders Help Shape Vint Hill
Posted on November 23, 2016 by Admin
A group of more than a dozen local business leaders and community representatives have contributed their time and energy over the last year looking into Vint Hill’s past and future plans. The group’s goal was to help ensure Vint Hill’s success by providing their unique insight and advice to Vint Hill’s leadership and to align the Vint Hill community’s growth with the County’s and the adjacent neighborhoods.
The group, known as the Vint Hill Village President’s Council, was organized as a follow-up to Vint Hill’s 2016 neighborhood outreach effort, the “We Are Listening” campaign that included community charrettes, surveys, information meetings and work sessions. The President’s Council took up these efforts and met regularly with Vint Hill’s leadership and provided input on a wide range of topics. President’s Council work sessions explored everything from current challenges and market opportunities to strategies to preserve Vint Hill’s character, such as enhancing broadband services and protecting and improving Vint Hill’s central park.
“The Council’s input and our ‘We Are Listening’ campaign are already influencing our plans. Just one example, we initiated a collaboration with Fauquier County Parks & Recreation to preserve and redesign the Vint Hill park for it to remain the recreational focal point for Vint Hill. We feel strongly that this will help ensure that the former U.S. Army installation continues to grow as a premier live-work-play community,” said Ed Moore, Vint Hill Village, LLC, president. “We can’t thank the members enough for their time and thoughtful consideration, and will continue to seek their input as we move forward.”
Vint Hill Village bought more than 200 acres at Vint Hill in May 2014, and immediately set out to create a sense of place and purpose amid the historical property. In 2016 alone, more than a dozen businesses have committed to expand here or re-locate to Vint Hill. The biggest additions have been the international cloud-computing giant OVH, which selected Vint Hill as its North American headquarters, and the selection of Vint Hill for the Puller Veterans Care Center, which is funded and being built by the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve our veterans.
In order to serve the existing and planned development, Vint Hill Village, the County, VDOT, and other stakeholders are continuing major infrastructure improvements to support the Vint Hill community as it continues to grow. The latest phase of County and VDOT road improvements started in Spring 2016. The $11 million project completes the long missing link next year between the Vint Hill and Brookside Parkways. These ongoing road improvements bring easier and safer traffic flow within and around Vint Hill, while improving access to such popular destinations such as the Inn at Vint Hill, Vint Hill Dog Park, the Vint Hill Theater on the Green, Old Bust Head, Vint Hill Craft Winery, and the Vint Hill’s other prospering businesses.