Dumfries Charrette

Overview

Planning for anticipated growth of the area around the Town of Dumfries and southeast Prince William County, a three-day charrette was held September 13-15, 2007.

Purpose
The purpose of this charrette was to bring together residents of the town and county with elected and community leaders to jointly discuss issues and identify solutions for the anticipated population growth and economic development with the upcoming changes at Quantico.

Issues discussed at the charrette included transportation, community appearance, housing, economic development, and impacts of changes at the Marine Base, public open space, land use, branding, and marketing. Participants included the public as well as Dumfries Mayor Fred Yohey and Prince William County Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart.

The first and second days of the charrette were planned as the assessment and analysis phases. Saturday’s session was the recommendations phase and included alternative land use scenarios for the area around Dumfries and southeast Prince William County.