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Whole Foods Announced For Proposed Woodbridge Shopping Center

Patch logo Patch 1/27/2022 Liam Griffin
The Quartz District, a planned mixed-use development that would be constructed at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway, has its anchor tenant. Whole Foods signed a lease to join the development. © Photo by Street Sense. The Quartz District, a planned mixed-use development that would be constructed at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway, has its anchor tenant. Whole Foods signed a lease to join the development.

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Prince William County's first Whole Foods location is coming to Woodbridge. The grocery store chain entered a lease to become the anchor tenant at the proposed Quartz District mixed-use development, the developers announced on Thursday.

As currently proposed, the Quartz District would encompass 145 acres at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway. The development is a joint venture between Buchanan Partners and the Mitchell Phelps family.

The proposed development's rezoning request has yet to be approved by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Current plans for the site call for 1,000 residential units, an adventure park, 235,000 square feet of commercial office space, over 100,000 square feet of restaurants and retail space.

In a news release, developers said they envisioned the Quartz District as a walkable destination that is accessible to both pedestrians and drivers. They also noted hopes that the Whole Foods location would attract other tenants.

"We are excited to announce that Whole Foods Market will be part of the Quartz District," Buchanan Partners Principal Kingsley McAdam said. "We believe residents, businesses, and the surrounding community will find Whole Foods Market extremely valuable to this new up and coming location in Prince William County."

Comments on the Quartz District website showed requests for Whole Foods more than two years ago. "A Whole Foods would be great," one person wrote in October 2019.

Currently, there has not been an announced plan for when construction would begin on the Quartz District or when the site would open. In June 2021, the developers submitted a second rezoning request to county officials.

The developers said that construction has been delayed due to transportation and planning changes. In an update posted on Jan. 25, developers noted that they are still dealing with "critical transportation issues related to project access."

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