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County, colleges to explore possible tech center

By Potomac Local News October 28, 2010 4:18 pm

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North Stafford –– A new center for technology and education may be coming to Boswells Corner’s expanding Quantico Corporate Center.

Stafford County officials , University of Mary Washington, George Mason University and Germanna Community College officials today all signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibility of building a new technology education center on Corporate Drive.

As part of the three-year agreement, officials from the respective organizations will examine the potential growth and demand of a technology center near Quantico Marine Corps Base.

A business plan is still needed before any work on such a center could begin, according to the agreement.

Word of the accord comes just weeks after Quantico Base Commander Col. Daniel J. Choike urged the Stafford County Board of Supervisors to not development of Boswells Corner into a planned mixed use development, including business, commercial and residential areas.

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Noise from nearby demolition ranges on the Marine Corps Base would be problematic for those who may someday live or work in the area, he said.

Stafford County is home to the newest campus of Germanna Community College, located in a shopping center off U.S. 1 in North Stafford.

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