Public School Planned to Open in Fall 2017

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA. (Feb. 19, 2016) — Grading work is underway at the Potomac Shores master-planned community to prepare a 19-acre site for the new Potomac Shores Elementary School to be operated by Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS). The district plans to open the new K-5 school in the fall of 2017.

SunCal began collaborating with the PWCS in 2014 on preliminary work to develop the new school site, and planning and permitting for the project were completed in August 2015. The school is planned to support 900 students from the surrounding area, including Potomac Shores’ new neighborhoods.

Earth-moving operations started this month and are making good progress, despite the blizzard several weeks ago that impacted the East Coast. SunCal is on track to deliver a completely prepared pad site to PWCS this April so that building construction can begin. So far, well over 130,000 cubic yards of fill dirt have been moved to prepare the building pads.

Potomac Shores is a 1,920-acre master-planned community being developed by SunCal, one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities. The community features nearly two miles of shoreline on the Potomac River, 1,000 acres of preserved hardwood forests and streams, traditional Virginia Tidewater architectural designs and a new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The transit-oriented development will offer a mixed-use town center, a new VRE commuter rail station, a planned marina and waterfront village, a resort hotel, and a corporate campus. It will also feature a private recreation center, two public schools, multiple sports fields, a network of trails and over 3,800 residences. For more information, visit