MANASSAS, Va. — A $175-million lab complex that never was completely built is coming down.
Steel that in 2010 was going to be turned into a biotech lab and research space for Covance is being torn down after they were left to rust when the company abandoned the project. The parcel of land on the Prince William County / Manassas City boarder on which the unfinished building sits is in the heart of Prince William County’s Innovation Technology Park that includes the FBI’s Northern Virginia Resident Agency, a data center, and a George Mason University research lab.
Covance still owns the parcel of land the demolished building sits on and there have been no companies announced to fill the space.
“You can’t leave an uncompleted structure up indefinitely,” said Prince William County spokesman Jason Grant.
The county is not paying for the demolition at the unfinished build that sits near the confluence of Va. 234 and Godwin Drive.
The county’s economic development office continues to sell the complex to potential investors. It’s proximity to Interstates 66 and 95, as well as Dulles International Airport, are some of the key selling points for the Innovation Park.
WUSA9 story about data center fliers in Prince William County school children’s lunches removed from station website
The shooting that occurred earlier today [May 26, 2023, at 2:24 PM, in the 14700 block of Birchdale Avenue in Dale City] is now being investigated as a double homicide.
Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: “Shasta Place, 5/25, 8:32 p.m. Deputies J.J. Suh and D.L. Brookman, Jr. responded to a disturbance in the apartment complex. Once parties were separated and the…
Miss Virginia Volunteer 2023, Kate Clatterbuck, will be making a special appearance in Manassas on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
From Sunday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 16, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will be on the National Mall to host the Celebration of Construction on the National Mall from 9:00am – 5:00pm with construction equipment and technology on display for the public to experience.
The event will span the National Mall from 9th to 14th Streets NW. This free public event is a unique opportunity for families with young children and anyone who wants to see the equipment building the world’s infrastructure. From excavators to bulldozers to paving equipment – it’ll be a fun event for everyone!
Visit the link here to learn more details about the event.
Every Sunday from May until November, the Dale City Farmer’s Market offered to donate their leftover fresh produce to the North Virginia Food Rescue to help those struggling with hunger.
The Dale City Farmers Market has been serving its local community since 1987. It is one of the largest open-air markets in the area. Their first donation last May was over 3,300 lbs of produce. That single donation provided 2,825 meals to food insecure communities.
Since that time, they have completed 28 food donations totaling nearly 127,000 lbs taken to the food bank by Paxton Van Lines. This provided more than 105,800 fresh meals to those in need.
19th Annual Devaney-O’Hop Charity Golf Tournament
Fundraiser to honor two of our past presidents and raise funds for the charities we support.
Thoroughfare Family Day
THOROUGHFARE COALITION FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION
Oakrum Baptist Church
16419 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run, VA 20137