Month: July 2013

Proposed Transportation Adjustments for Loudoun County

Northern Virginia continues to prove their dedication to their residents and roadways. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is proposing over 40 transportation changes and projects in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties – all to benefit drivers and their commutes. Five of those projects would take place in Loudoun County, making One Loudoun even more accessible to motorists.

According to the NTVA website, these are the proposed projects for Loudoun County:

  • The widening of Belmont Ridge Road, North of the Dulles Greenway. The new roadway will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes.
  • A new Park-n-Ride Facility for Leesburg. This will allow for more connecting transit, making it easier to access the Silver Line of the Metro.
  • Two new 40-foot transit buses. These will connect the Silver Line of the Metro to East Gate Park-n-Ride.
  • Grade separation on Edwards Ferry Road at the Route 15 Leesburg bypass.
  • The improvement of ‘hot spots’ along Route 28 (in Loudoun), where congestion is common.

Not only are these five projects being proposed by NTVA, but the Virginia Department of Transportation is also moving forward with adjustments on Route 606 that were proposed earlier this summer. This will further improve traffic in Loudoun County.

Improved roadways are great news for retailers. Easier roads add to the accessibility and convenience of One Loudoun, increasing the amount of visitors. So not only will retailers see foot traffic from the surrounding community, they’ll have more outside shoppers stopping by regularly.

Additionally, One Loudoun will be introducing five new bus depots to the community this fall, complimenting the positive impact made by the transportation improvements.

Sources:
http://www.thenovaauthority.org
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/old_ox_road_widening.asp

A-BLAZING SUMMER @ One Loudoun

Summer 2013
iONEder - What's Happening at One Loudoun
Our Restaurants & Retailers

New Retail and Restaurants are Coming Soon!

We participated in the Annual ICSC Convention in Las Vegas and networked with fellow commercial and retail industry professionals fielding a ton of interest from international, national and many local companies looking to make One Loudoun their corporate headquarters. As many retailers and restaurateurs expressed interest in joining the likes of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, The Fresh Market, Bar Louie, Elevation Burger, Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Café’, and Firehouse Subs, and many others we’ll be announcing shortly.

A-BLAZING SUMMER @ One Loudoun
Check out our New & Improved Website!

From the very beginning the essence of One Loudoun has been to be the hub for every aspect of our busy lives. It’s an all-encompassing place and it’s so exciting to see it all become a reality. Companies in our office buildings bring patrons to our retail establishments and ultimately create new homeowners. Restaurants and shops attract new businesses and new homeowners alike. New homeowners want to move their businesses within the community in which they live. This is the very essence of new urbanism — a place that promotes a compact, walkable, mixed-use community with urban-style neighborhoods, unique shopping, entertainment and dining options, shorter commutes to and from vibrant businesses. At One Loudoun, it all works together harmoniously!

ONECam - LIve Construction Progress at One Loudoun

The Fresh Market: Opening 2013

For over 30 years, The Fresh Market has brought you the freshest, most delicious quality products from around the corner and around the globe. You’ll notice we’re intentionally very different from the common, giant, industrialized grocery stores; we’re a more personalized, open-air, customer centric experience inspired by a European style market. Simply put, we’re something fresh and our philosophy about how you shop and buy fresh meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables is in perfect harmony with that of a community like One Loudoun.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: More than your average movie theater.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The Alamo Drafthouse celebrated their Grand Opening and first month’s operation as #2 in the chain in sales during the opening weekend of Iron Man III. The theater and their eclectic pub – Glass Half Full, continue to see record crowds.

Parents with infants welcome!

The Alamo Drafthouse understands that it is hard for new parents to get out for an evening on the town. That is why they offer Baby Day, for regular shows that start before 2:00pm, on Tuesday afternoons excluding National holidays and special festival screenings. Infants are welcome to these shows, and of course, are allowed in for free. For their baby day shows, they keep the lights up a bit, and the sound down a bit, so your little one never has to know they even went to the movies! Take some time for yourself, pack up the kids, and head out to the Alamo Drafthouse for some much needed entertainment!

Kid’s Camps at the Alamo

School is out and the kids need some entertainment (and I’m sure the parents could use some support). The Alamo Drafthouse at One Loudoun would like to help you out with that. All summer long we have movies every week, made for the kids and all screening are completely FREE. Check the local listings for movies and times.

Step outside of the Cinema and chill out on the plaza.

This urban environment features splash fountains and cool electronic games for the kids of all ages while the grown-ups relax under a serene umbrella or in the cozy outdoor sofas and chairs. Join the numerous families that have already discovered this fantastic hang out.

Kids enjoying the Illuminated Fountain in The Plaza

One Loudoun New Home Sales Report:

A total of over 220 homes have been sold at One Loudoun since opening in November of 2011. Year to date we have sold over 140 homes, with 32 in the month of June! Nearly 80 families have made One Loudoun their home and are enjoying living in Loudoun’s new Downtown.

According to a recent RealEstate Business Intelligence report, Northern Virginia saw an increase of 21% in overall sales volume, passing the $1 billion mark. Combined with historically low interest rates that are showing signs of rising, there’s never been a better time to buy a new home at One Loudoun.

Fetch at the Ballpark Groundbreaking

Ballpark gets a new name!

The Ballpark kicked off its official Groundbreaking ceremony with a new name—Edelman Financial Field—and a visit from real Hounds and Virginia Cavalry FC. The Ballpark is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2014. Play ball!

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255 Metropolitan Areas Hold Steady on Improving Markets Index

This month the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) was released and the Washington, D.C. metro area is holding steady on the list of 255. This continued progress proves that the Northern Virginia and DC markets remain in high demand, evident in the sales and interest of prospective homeowners in Loudoun County and especially One Loudoun.

“Despite slight ups and downs in recent IMI levels, an overwhelming majority of U.S. metros—including those located in almost every state—remain solidly on the path to recovery even as the pace of their improvements is slowed by ongoing challenges related to the availability of credit, labor, lots and certain building materials,” said David Crowe, chief economist of NAHB. “Based on recent trends in home prices, housing permits and employment, the outlook for a continued housing expansion remains very positive for the remainder of 2013.”

The IMI tracks monthly housing market progress throughout the country and especially those that show signs of improving economic health. While last month’s index included 263 metros, progress is still holding steady with more than triple the number of metros listed a year ago in July of 2012.

“This is the sixth straight month in which at least 70% of all U.S. metros have qualified for the Improving Markets Index,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson. “The relative stability of the IMI is representative of the broad recovery underway, which is much more extensive than what we were looking at one year ago.”

Source: National Association of Home Builders