OPINION/LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Nearly 100 Groups Are on Record Opposing the Prince William Digital Gateway

Including Conservationists, Historical Preservationists, Politicians, Community Associations, and Thousands of Residents

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While a dozen regional conversation groups penned a letter to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors asking that they send the Comp Plan amendment to allow the Prince William Digital Gateway back to the county's planning commission, the list belies the fact that dozens more groups have gone on record stating their opposition to the  2100+ acre data center hub. 

Below is a (still) incomplete list of organizations and individuals on record as opposing the Prince William Digital Gateway. I say incomplete because there are thousands of individual citizens who could be added to this list.  I invite them to write you and their other elected officials and the media to share their own thoughts.

That’s a lot of collective wisdom. Hopefully the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, QTS and Compass will reconsider their attempts to ruin our community before the November 1st vote.

  • Amberleigh Station HOA
  • American Battlefield Trust
  • Audubon Naturalist Society
  • Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
  • Belmont Bay HOA
  • Catharpin Valley Estates Homeowners Association
  • Chesapeake Conservancy
  • Chesapeake Legal Alliance
  • Chimney’s West HOA
  • Citizens for Fort Monroe National Park
  • Civil War Roundtable of Fredericksburg
  • Coalition for Smarter Growth
  • Coalition to Protect America's National Parks
  • Coalition to Protect Prince William County
  • Coalition to Save Historic Thoroughfare
  • Congressional Candidate Hung Cao
  • Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton
  • Crossman Creek HOA
  • Delegate Dan Helmer
  • Delegate Danica Roem
  • Dominion Valley Owners Association
  • Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development
  • Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations
  • Fairfax County Water Authority
  • Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
  • Friends of Dyke Marsh
  • Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
  • Gainesville Supervisor (former) John Stirrup
  • Gates Mill HOA
  • Great Oak HOA
  • Heritage Hunt Homeowners Association
  • HOA Roundtable of Prince William County
  • Independent Homeowners Alliance
  • Inside NOVA Editorial Staff
  • Inside NOVA Opinion Columnist Al Alborn
  • Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area
  • Ken Burns, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Historian
  • Lake Manassas Homeowners Association
  • Lake Ridge – Occoquan - Coles Civic Association
  • Landview Estates Civic Association
  • Lawnvale Estates Homeowners Association
  • Lewinsville Faith in Action
  • Manassas Battlefield Trust
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Meadows at Morris Farm Community Association
  • Mid-County Civic Association of Prince William
  • Montclair Property Owner’s Association
  • Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations
  • National Parks Conversation Association
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Oak Valley Homeowners Association
  • Piedmont Environmental Council
  • Piedmont Homeowners Association
  • Potomac Riverkeepers
  • Preservation Virginia
  • Prince William Conservation Alliance
  • Prince William County Historical Commission
  • Prince William County Watershed Management Branch
  • Prince William Wildflower Society
  • Richmond Civil War Roundtable
  • Riverbend Estates HOA
  • Saratoga Hunt Homeowners Association
  • Scenic Virginia
  • Shelter Lakes Homeowners Association
  • Sierra Club
  • Silverleaf Estates HOA
  • Sons of Union Veterans
  • South County Federation of Fairfax County
  • Southeastern Rural Community Assistance Project
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • State Senate Candidate (30th district) Ian Lovejoy
  • Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
  • Thunder Oak Homeowners Association
  • Tree Fredericksburg
  • Virginia Conservation Network
  • Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters
  • Virginia Native Plant Society
  • Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association
  • Virginia Run Homeowners Association
  • Waterkeepers Chesapeake
  • Western Fairfax County Citizens Association
  • Wetlands Watch
  • Wild Virginia
  • Woodbridge - Potomac Communities Civic Association
  • The thousands of signatories of the petition to recall Supervisor Pete Candland
  • The thousands of signatories of the petition to recall Chair Ann Wheeler

This is an opinion piece by the author.

Bristow Beat opposes the Prince William Digital Gateway in its current form recommended by the Prince William Planning Commission. The changes made to the Comp Plan amendment would eliminate proposed natural buffers and increase the visibility of data centers from the Manassas Battlefield National Park.  Additionally, the process for approval lacked transparency. 

Digital Gateway, Prince William Digital Gateway, letter, organizations, opposed, board of county supervisors, Ann Wheeler, Catharpin Road, Pete Candland, Amberleigh Station HOA, American Battlefield Trust, Audubon Naturalist Society, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Belmont Bay HOA, Catharpin Valley Estates Homeowners Association, Chesapeake Conservancy, Chesapeake Legal Alliance, Chimney’s West HOA, Citizens for Fort Monroe National Park, Civil War Roundtable of Fredericksburg, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Coalition to Protect America's National Parks, Coalition to Protect Prince William County, Coalition to Save Historic Thoroughfare, Congressional Candidate Hung Cao, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Crossman Creek HOA, Delegate Dan Helmer, Delegate Danica Roem, Dominion Valley Owners Association, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development, Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations, Fairfax County Water Authority, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Friends of Dyke Marsh, Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Gainesville Supervisor (former) John Stirrup, Gates Mill HOA, Great Oak HOA, Heritage Hunt Homeowners Association, HOA Roundtable of Prince William County, Independent Homeowners Alliance, Inside NOVA Editorial Staff, Inside NOVA Opinion Columnist, Al Alborn, Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, Ken Burns, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Historian, Lake Manassas Homeowners Association, Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Coles Civic Association, Landview Estates Civic Association, Lawnvale Estates Homeowners Association, Lewinsville Faith in Action, Manassas Battlefield Trust, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Meadows at Morris Farm Community Association, Mid-County Civic Association of Prince William, Montclair Property Owner’s Association, Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations, National Parks Conversation Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oak Valley Homeowners Association, Piedmont Environmental Council, Piedmont Homeowners Association, Potomac Riverkeepers, Preservation Virginia, Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William County Historical Commission, Prince William County Watershed Management Branch, Prince William Wildflower Society, Richmond Civil War Roundtable, Riverbend Estates HOA, Saratoga Hunt Homeowners Association, Scenic Virginia, Shelter Lakes Homeowners Association, Sierra Club, Silverleaf Estates HOA, Sons of Union Veterans, South County Federation of Fairfax County, Southeastern Rural Community Assistance Project, Southern Environmental Law Center, State Senate Candidate (30th district) Ian Lovejoy, Sully District Council of Citizens Associations, Thunder Oak Homeowners Association, Tree Fredericksburg, Virginia Conservation Network, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Virginia Native Plant Society, Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association, Virginia Run Homeowners Association, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Western Fairfax County Citizens Association, Wetlands Watch, Wild Virginia, Woodbridge - Potomac Communities Civic Association

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