PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Local officials joined in a groundbreaking on Thursday, May 9, at SunCal's Potomac Shores master-planned community to launch construction of a new middle school to be operated by Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
SunCal, the master developer of Potomac Shores, donated 33 acres for the school and has been collaborating with PWCS on the preliminary work to develop the site. The $52.4 million complex is planned to support 1,491 students from the surrounding area, including Potomac Shores' neighborhoods, and it will be the district's largest middle school in terms of its designed student capacity. The school, serving 6th through 8th grade students, will open in the fall of 2021.
The campus will have nearly 200,000 square feet of floor space, and it will be the county's first three-story middle school. The school will have separate floors for each grade level, with each floor featuring open, collaborative learning spaces. It will also have an 800-seat auditorium, other educational facilities and an enclosed courtyard surrounded by the various school buildings.
"We're very pleased to be working with the PWCS to make this middle school possible," said David Soyka, Senior Vice President, SunCal. "Having this facility within Potomac Shores will be a great convenience for our residents, and it will be the second school in Potomac Shores, the first being the elementary school that opened in 2017."
About Potomac Shores
Potomac Shores covers 1,920 acres and features nearly two miles of shoreline, 1,000 acres of preserved hardwood forests and streams, traditional Virginia Tidewater architectural designs and the area's only public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. This transit-oriented development is planned for a mixed-use town center, a new VRE commuter rail station and a waterfront village. Its master plan also includes two public schools, multiple sports fields, 10 miles of trails and over 3,800 residences. The community offers the 13,000 square-foot Shores Club, a private recreation and fitness complex, and has sold more than 900 new homes. For more information, visit www.potomacshores.com.
SunCal acquires, entitles and develops major residential properties and commercial developments. The company creates distinctive master-planned and mixed-use communities that emphasize quality of life, environmental sensitivity and recreational opportunities. SunCal is one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities, and has offices in Irvine, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Prince William County, Va., and Westchester County, N.Y. For more information, visit www.suncal.com.