Thursday, January 18, 2007
There is still a lot of empty space out in Virginia in Loudoun County, and county officials have now decided on just how to fill it. This week, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved plans for the One Loudoun project, 360-acre massive development in Leesburg along Route 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway that will consist of 1,000 residential units, 700,000 sf of retail, 3 million sf of office space, a 300-room hotel, and a movie theater complex. The developers for this project, Miller and Smith and The Meridian Group, hope to attract science and biotech companies to this complex. One Loudoun is also the first project in Loudoun County to be recognized by the Smart Growth Alliance for its pedestrian-oriented design. Groundbreaking is slated for early 2008, with construction talking place over the following decade.