Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Stafford County’s New Centreport Property is Among the Top 15 Largest Sites in Virginia
[STAFFORD, VIRGINIA] – On November 4, 2020, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning for the new Stafford Enterprise and Logistics Park in the Centreport area, directly adjacent to the Stafford Regional Airport. The plan creates a campus for over two million square feet of building space.
Peterson Companies is proposing an integrated industrial campus of 177 acres in Stafford’s long-planned logistics and industrial Centreport area. This investment in the community aligns with Stafford’s Economic Development mission to attract new businesses, create new jobs, and increase the tax revenue base of Stafford County.
“Peterson Companies has been actively developing data centers, industrial, and warehouse sites throughout Northern Virginia and we are proud to add the Stafford Enterprise and Logistics Park to our portfolio,” stated Taylor Chess, President of Development, Peterson Companies. “At 175 acres, this is one of the largest shovel-ready industrial sites on the I-95 corridor between Richmond and Washington, DC. We appreciate Stafford County’s leadership and staff for working with us to bring this important economic development project to fruition.”
In 2019, Stafford County formally eliminated tax rates for large distribution, manufacturing, and data centers, in an effort to attract more of these businesses. The Stafford County Enterprise and Logistics Park will be an epicenter for new workforce in a modern high-technology campus.
Gary Snellings, Supervisor for the Hartwood District, stated, “We are excited and welcome the investment by Peterson Companies in Stafford County. They have worked with us to address our concerns and we look forward to a long-term partnership for new business in Stafford.”
John Holden, Director of Stafford County Department of Economic Development & Tourism stated “Our community is serious about new investment and job creation”. “This project is just one example of how Stafford encourages private investment along with our strategic advantage in the Northern Virginia market. Stafford County is no longer a neighbor of Northern Virginia, but establishing our presence as part of the Northern Virginia Corridor.”
With direct proximity to I-95 and the third largest port on the East Coast, Virginia is within a day’s drive of 47% of the U.S. population. Virginia continues to grow its supply chain operations and maintains site selection profiles of properties available for prospective business ventures. The rise of e-commerce and immediate delivery requires close proximity to consumers. Stafford’s well positioned, geographically, to serve the DMV to Richmond distribution market. This new Centreport facility is among the top 15 sites in potential size and provides superior access to Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metro Region. For more information on premier sites in Virginia, visit VEDP.org/site-selection and Stafford’s growing investment, visit GoStaffordVA.com.