Month: July 2012

Downtown One Loudoun Breaks Ground

The official groundbreaking for Phase One of Downtown One Loudoun was conducted this week by civic and community leaders, as well as representatives of Miller and Smith as well as North America Sekisui House (NASH). Downtown One Loudoun will encompass approximately one million square feet of mixed-use development.

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From Left to Right:
Gary Clemens, Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court
Kenneth Reid, Leesburg District Supervisor
Ralph Buona, Ashburn District Supervisor
Suzanne Volpe, Algonkian District Supervisor
Bill May, Vice President, Miller and Smith
Satoshi Yoshimura, President and COO, North America Sekisui House (NASH)
Alvin Hall, Chairman, Miller and Smith
Roger Zurn, Loudoun County Treasurer

Dulles Metro To Expand: Loudoun County Supervisors Approve Funding For Silver Line Project

Those looking for Loudoun County homes for sale will be glad to hear the recent buzz that is circulating the entire area. Talk of extending Metro service to the Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County has been a hot, and sometimes controversial topic in Loudoun since the beginning of this year. The discussion ended Tuesday morning in a 5-4 vote, when the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved funding for Metro Silver Line to be extended to Dulles Airport and two miles into Loudoun County. Many were relieved to hear the news and that the project will finally be moving forward after nearly 10 years of planning.

Those in support of the project predict vast economic development opportunities, the broadening commercial tax base, relief of traffic congestion, and more young skilled professionals being drawn to the area. According to the Loudoun Times, the county will be responsible for just 4.8% of the overall cost, which includes both Phase One and Phase Two. The first phase of the Dulles Metrorail is already underway and will extend from Falls Church through Tysons Corner to Reston, completion scheduled for sometime in 2013. Work on Phase Two could begin as early as 2013 with estimated delivery sometime in 2018, and will include one station at Dulles and two stations in eastern Loudoun County.

Board Approves $8.8M Land Purchase For One Loudoun Substation – 7/5/12

A portion of the One Loudoun development will soon be home to the county’s next sheriff’s substation, following the approval of a land purchase by the Board of Supervisors this week. The board authorized a real estate contract for 13.33 acres off Russell Branch Parkway near Loudoun County Parkway for $8.787 million.

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