Loudoun Economic Development “Wins” Up 47 Percent
The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development recently released its annual report and the numbers show an increased interest in the county from a range of companies.
Fifty-six companies in industries Loudoun targeted moved to or expanded in the county during the past year, investing an estimated $466.9 million and adding 1,645 jobs and 2.6 million square feet of commercial real estate to Loudoun’s economy, according to the DED.
Four of the top 10 “wins” for the year – Corporate Offices Properties Trust, Digital Realty, RagingWire and Latysis – were data centers.
“Loudoun has the hottest data center market on the East Coast, with another 844,951 square feet of building permits issued in the second half of FY13,” said the department’s acting director, Buddy Rizer. “There has not been one day in the last five years without data center construction in Loudoun County.”
The full reported is attached as a PDF.
HCA to Break Ground on Dulles-area StoneSprings Facility this Fall
Hospital Corporation of America’s will break ground this fall on its StoneSprings Hospital Center (SHC) with an opening targeted in two years, according to HCA. The groundbreaking will coincide with the opening of a smaller emergency center on the site.
The $147 million, 230,000-square-foot SHC is planned for 124 beds –104 medical/surgical beds, 10 Intensive Care Unit beds, and 10 Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum beds – and will offer comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and diagnostic services. The facility will have an MRI and CT, 14 Emergency Room bays, seven operating rooms, and a cardiac catheterization lab.
HCA purchased the site at the corner of Route 50 and Gum Spring Road (Route 659) for SHC in 2009 after failing to win approval for a hospital in Broadlands.
In September, HCA also plans to open a 9,600-square-foot 24/7 StoneSpring Emergency Center (SEC) on the site where the hospital will eventually be built. The emergency center will include
Plans are being developed to build a 60,000-square-foot medical office building on the StoneSprings campus for use by physicians and other medical providers, according to HCA.
Money Magazine Names Leesburg Among Best Places to Live
Money Magazine recently named Leesburg among America's top 50 small towns.
The magazine considers a series of items, including economy, green space, schools and sense of community. Leesburg was No. 35 on the list, based in part on its preserved downtown area and proximity to Virginia’s wine country.
Nearby Vienna captured the No. 3 spot.
Goose Creek Golf Course Part Kettler Redevelopment
Kettler Inc., the developer that build Village at Leesburg, recently submitted plans to redevelop the Goose Creek Golf Course, according to a story in the Washington Business Journal.
The mixed-use proposal calls for a 132-room hotel, 72,000 square feet of office space, a restaurant and 158 homes, according to the story.
Kettler, which owns the course, does not view it as a viable economic use.
The late golf pro Ben Hogan holds the course record with a 59.
BGR Burger Plans Redskins Tailgate Party
BGR Burger, 46230 Cranston Street, in Sterling has planned a Washington Redskins tailgate party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with live music, games, half-priced beer and giveaways.
The burger joint in Cascades will also give $5 gift cards to guests wearing team gear and provide chances to win tickets to a game.
Cascades Marketplace Shopping Center
46230 Cranston Street