Businesses must band together to support the communities where their employees live, work and play and it is our goal to bring traditional military culture to as many communities as we can. We do this by sharing our culture and inspiring others to join Phase II in a collaborative effort to build our communities by leading workforce development, economic development and other civic efforts designed to solve problems starting at the local level. It is simply the right thing to do and we feel this this investment is the best way we can do it.
American Legion Post #114 (Post #114), People Incorporated of Virginia (People Inc.) and Phase II Staffing and Contracting (Phase II) seek to establish a mutually beneficial collaboration with the City of Manassas. This collaboration is centered on an investment in Veterans and Military Families that are leaving active service and seeking a new civilian community in which they can grow and thrive.
The Partners envision rezoning and redeveloping the Post #114-owned properties located at 9511, 9513, and 9517 Prince William Street in Manassas. This project will serve Veterans and military families through on site and virtual workforce development programs. The project will replace the dilapidated Post building with a new facility and build new housing that serves deserving and qualified service members leaving active duty.The residents of the on-site housing will be enrolled in the workforce development programs offered and will be encouraged to become members of the Post #114 as well as encouraged to participate in community development initiatives lead by Post #114.
The proposed project will feature a new, two-level Post building that Post #114 will own mortgage-free.The existing Post building will be demolished and its replacement constructed on the current foundation.The first floor will contain an assembly space, a conference room, an office, a modest kitchen, and an accessible unisex bathroom.The second floor will contain a foyer/reception area, two semi-private offices/conference rooms, a large room convertible into several small workspaces, and a unisex bathroom.The Partners envision the whole facility serving as a hub for veteran and military family workforce development programing and activities. Phase II would lease the second story office space from Legion Post #114 in order to grow their business and manage on site and virtual workforce development programing.
During the next 2 to 3 months, the Partners will continue to test the viability of their vision. Their short-term goals include the following:
The findings above will shape the long-term tasks including:
Depending on the findings and other discoveries, the Partners may decide to proceed with the project, reimagine their proposal, or postpone it indefinitely.