The Foundation’s flagship development is called Eagle Village,
a 23-acre mixed-use project of retail, restaurants, class-A office space, premium student apartments and a Hyatt Place Hotel, which is conveniently located within the city along US Route 1.
In 2007, the UMW Foundation purchased a failing 1960’s-era shopping center called Park-N-Shop and two other adjacent parcels. Demolition of a portion of the center, and construction of Phase I began in 2008. The project included a 220-ft clear-span bridge over US Rt. 1, Eagle Landing Apartments, The Executive Offices at Eagle Village, new retail storefronts and a 540-space parking garage. Phase I was completed in July of 2010 on budget and on time.
Phase II was the construction
of a vehicular and pedestrian roadway connecting Eagle Village and Mary Washington Hospital. This project began in October 2011 and was completed on time in April 2012.
Phase III of Eagle Village was the design and construction of the Hyatt Place Fredericksburg at Mary Washington. A large number of storefronts were torn down to the north of Giant Food to make way for the hotel. Construction began in September of 2012 and was completed in late 2013.
On January 20, 2014, the Foundation opened the 65,000 sf hotel, which features 93 rooms and suites, 1,500 sf of meeting space, spacious social areas/bar, 24-hour food and beverage service, a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. The Foundation sold the hotel to an independent owner-operator in October 2021.
The Foundation was asked to partner with the University in designing and building the 110,000 sf University Center where Chandler Hall once stood. The project broke ground September 2013 and was completed on time in July 2015. The University Center provides a campus center that fosters a collaborative and respectful environment where extracurricular and academic pursuits merge. The building serves as the dining center for the University and also features a wide range of student offices, meeting rooms and a large ballroom for special events.