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Arcola Center in Dulles, VA2

St. John Properties’ $85M Arcola Center Pivots from Retail to Commercial Use

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has granted final approval to St. John Properties, Inc., for a zoning change of its Arcola Center project, a 34-acre business community located at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Dulles West Boulevard in Dulles, VA. Development costs for the project will be approximately $85 million.

St. John Properties acquired the property in the summer of 2020 and subsequently sought to change the zoning from PD-CC-RC (Regional Retail Center) to PD-IP (Planned Development – Industrial Park) to reflect existing and expected market demand. St. John Properties now expects to develop between 340,000 and 450,000 square feet of R&D/office/flex buildings at the site.

Phase I entails the speculative construction of four office/flex/R&D buildings comprising of approximately 130,000 square feet, with the final concept consisting of up to 10 single-story and two-story buildings. Each will range from 22,240 to 45,120 square feet of space and offer flexible interior floor sizes.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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