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Walgreens asks for rezoning from Planning Commission
Walgreens could be coming to southern Stafford County.
The pharmacy chain is asking the county for a rezoning at the intersection of White Oak Road and Cool Springs Road. A public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (Here’s what else the commission is taking up.)
The proposed Walgreens would be 14,550 square feet with a drive-thru window at the rear. The entrance would be off White Oak Road. Proffers include construction of a sidewalk and crosswalk to connect to Deacon Road. The building would have a brick facade with an aluminum roofing feature above the entrance. Much of the 4.27 acre property had been graded during road improvement work.
The property is being considered for urban commercial (B-2), but is currently zoned light industrial (M-1), which is for large scale business and industry activities.
The applicant, Area Development Group Inc. of Richmond, also told the county a second commercial building could be built in the future. No specific use has been identified, but county documents say it could be a fast-food restaurant with a drive-thru window.
The closest Walgreens locations include two in Spotsylvania, one in Culpeper, and several in Manassas and Woodbridge.