Phase One Details

Phase I will encompass approximately seven acres of redevelopment at the northern end of the existing center where the former Rose’s department store was located. It will include five major elements: (Click here for larger view.)


A. – Pedestrian Bridge

  • Envisioned as a monumental gateway to the City of Fredericksburg
  • A design of red brick with cupola-topped towers at each end
  • Fully enclosed with a roof and glass sides
  • To serve as a continuation of the University’s Campus Walk and a safe connection to the campus and College Heights neighborhood
  • Will span 214 feet (clear-span) across U.S. 1
  • Will be 14 feet wide to comfortably allow passage by pedestrians, bicycles and electric utility (golf) carts (Click here for larger view.)


B. – Premium Student Residences

  • Two 5-story structures will contain 156, two-bedroom apartments to be constructed in a 206,000 sq. ft. “U”-shaped complex, fronted by a two-story rotunda
  • A front garden will feature small fountains surrounded by café tables.  The large rear courtyard will have a sizable terrace for social activities and a long grassy area for recreation.
  • Each apartment will feature two large bedrooms (designed for two students per room), two full baths, a living room and a full kitchen with eat-in bar. (Click here for larger view.)Floor Plan
  • The complex will have a concierge desk for 24-hour security and a resident manager.
  • Laundry rooms will be provided on every floor.
  • A meeting room will be available for private student functions, and the two-story entry rotunda will provide ample social space for students to mix and mingle.
  • The residences will be reserved for upper-class students and may be available for summer conference groups.

C. – Secured Transportation Center

  • A 221,000 sq. ft. structured deck for both automobiles and bicycles
  • Of the total automobile spaces, approximately 3 percent will be reserved for fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Fully secured with monitored cameras, gated entry/exit and card swipe access for users
  • Wrapped with the offices facing U.S. 1 and retail on the first floor facing south and east
  • Large bike corrals will be part of the Center’s design, encouraging students to walk and bike to their destinations.

D. – New Retail and Restaurant Spaces

  • 30,000 sq. ft. of new ground-floor retail will be constructed.
  • The retail will be leased to both current tenants of the Center that wish to relocate and to new tenants currently being attracted to Eagle Village.
  • Several restaurant spaces with large outdoor dining terraces will be offered. Negotiations with several restaurateurs who will move into the center are currently underway.
  • Parking will be added to accommodate the new retail.

E. – New Office Space

  • 36,000 sq. ft. of new “Class-A” office space will be constructed over the retail shops on the first floor.
  • Private elevators and access to spaces within the Transportation Center will be featured for businesses that move into the Village.
  • Negotiations with potential tenants are currently underway.