The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved changes to the Loudoun Station Zoning District needed to start construction of the Ashburn (Route 772) Silver Line Metro Station at its last meeting in December 2015. The proffer and concept plan amendments authorize a new commuter parking garage, transit connector bridge and expansion of the planned Kiss and Ride and bus loop adjacent to the station.
As part of its action, the Board relieved phasing requirements that would have halted residential construction until the desired mix of office and commercial was delivered. In changing the phasing, the Board members expressed confidence that non-residential development will happen at the Metro sites. Board Chairman York stated that residential will help create the demand for commercial and provide riders for Metro when it opens in 2020.
The Board action also recognized the divided ownership of the Loudoun Station Zoning District by approving separate concept plans for the Comstock-owned portion of Loudoun Station and the Gramercy District. Comstock and Gramercy are expected to file Final Development Plans for the next phases of Loudoun Station in 2016. 22 Capital Partners, LLC is the lead investor and Manager of Gramercy District. Jonathan Rak and Lori Greenlief represented Gramercy in this approval.