Ashburn Station: Where the Silver Line Really Begins!

The Silver Line Phase 2 extension is more than 56 percent complete. Loudoun County’s greenfield space surrounding the new stations sets Loudoun apart from other transit-oriented developments in the region, and offers build-to-suit Loudoun possibilities just a single-seat Metro ride from the nation’s capital, which is the essence of #LoudounPossible.

As construction progresses, projects lining Loudoun County’s metro stations are developing their individual visions and unique identities. Let’s start with Ashburn Station, where the Silver Line really begins.

At the Ashburn Station, there are four major developments, including Loudoun Station, Gramercy District, Moorefield, and Silver District West.

Loudoun Station, developed by Comstock, is emerging as a dynamic close-knit community, focused on multiple entertainment venues such as the 11-screen AMC Starplex Cinema and The Zone. Dining opportunities include Blackfinn Ameripub, Famous Toastery, Burger 21, Basil Leaf Grill, Firenza Pizza and coming soon, Senor Tequila.

Warm-weather activities including concerts, movies and family events are held at the open-space park and outdoor stage. The office space houses the Department of Economic Development, Pearson Smith Realty, and Xtar, with pending leases for other exciting businesses. Visit their website at www.loudounstation.com for more information.

Gramercy District is being developed as a “smart city” by 22Capital Partners. Its CEO and President, Minh Le, described the smart city concept is where technology is baked into the guts of the development. Upon acquiring the property, 22Capital Partners brought extensive fiber lines to the site, making it a perfect site for high-tech and data-driven companies.

Gramercy District will include a technology accelerator and co-working space with “smart,” adaptive office space to enable Loudoun innovators to start here, grow here, and stay here as their company matures. Gramercy District information can be found at www.22citylink.com/gramercydistrict.com.

Moorefield is a beautiful 600-acre, mixed-use trail-to-transit community. The entire development is entitled for 6,000 residential units and 9.75 million square feet of commercial space. The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation owns the remaining 300 acres, which has 4,401 residential units and more than million square feet of commercial space. The metro-related infrastructure is under construction now. For details, email Guy Gravett.

The Brambleton Group is developing Silver District West, and is currently in the rezoning stage. The developer is seeking 3,704 residential units, 600,000 square feet of office, and 200,000 square feet of retail, with five restaurant pad sites. Stay tuned to see how the project evolves upon final approval by the Board of Supervisors. For more info, contact Steve Schulte.

You can hear more details about these great developments at the BisNow “Future of Loudoun County and Cocktail Schmooze” to be held April 18, 2017 at Loudoun Station. If you have questions about Loudoun County developments and available parcels and properties, call us at 1-800-LOUDOUN.

 

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  • Chris Meyer says:

    With some 15,000 residential units proposed in these developments, where in world is all of this traffic during rush hour going to go. Already the traffic going northbound on Loudoun County Parkway to Waxpool road is a nightmare taking some 15 minutes to make that turn. Is the expectation that these residents will take metro. I doubt it.

    • Brian Tinsman says:

      Hi Chris, thanks for your interest in economic development. Most of these decisions will need to be made by the elected officials, the Board of Supervisors, on advisement from planning and zoning, housing, transportation, etc. We work to attract businesses that help to grow the corporate tax rate, which in turn gives that county the means to pay for the infrastructure upgrades that you mentioned. While history has little impact on the future, the Board did dramatically cut down on the proposed new residential at One Loudoun, which means that 15,000 residential additional units will not be rubber stamped. However, since our department does not have input on this issue, that’s really all that we can provide. Thanks for reaching out!

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