Former Lorton Prison to House New Residential Development

LAUREL HILL, Va. — Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a $188 million overhaul of the former Lorton prison site, which closed in 2001, on June 3. A 30-day public comment period has ensued, and if approved, the county plans to transfer parts of the land to the project developers: Alexander Co. and Elm Street Communities.

The 80-acre project, set to break ground in October, will include building townhouses, apartments, single-family homes and retail space inside refurbished cellblocks, guard towers and prison dorms.

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