Drivers along Loudoun County Parkway have slowly watched as the vast tracts of empty land south of the Greenway have been bulldozed and graded. More recently, huge cement structures have taken shape — like giant walls rising out of an empty field. They are rightfully wondering what the heck is going on.

Brace yourselves, because that land will soon become the Moorefield Station development — a huge project that will incorporate homes, offices and retail right next to the future Ashburn Station metro stop on the Silver Line. Residents will be able to walk to the metro, a potentially huge draw. The big cement structures will apparently become lakes and walkways.

In this image from Google Earth, you can see the massive parcel of land — already under construction in this photo — that will become Moorefield Station. Note where the current Harris Teeter is today in the lower left corner, and the location of the future Ashburn Station metro stop in the upper right, across the road from the Loudoun Station lifestyle center.

In this image from marketing materials by A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, you can see the tentative plan for the Moorefield Station development. While some of the dates listed may have changed, this is still the basic plan, including homes, retail and new roads.

According to preliminary documents, when Moorefield Station is complete, it will include more than 6,000 homes. Some of these are already built or underway — such as Atapco’s Westmoore townhome development (in pink on the map).

Images: A.J. Dwoskin & Associates

Moorefield Station will also include more than 200,000 s.f. of retail space — a true town center with shops and restaurants. In marketing materials, it’s called Moorefield Town Square. We have spoken to some of the parties involved in the project and they say no retailers have been signed yet. They expect to begin marketing the retail side of the project more aggressively later this year. Nearby — the Shops at Moorefield Village is already open and includes a Harris Teeter grocery store and some retail.

Images: A.J. Dwoskin & Associates

The Burn has received multiple messages in the past few weeks from people wondering what was going on at this location. Are they building a lake? Are they building a shopping center? The answer is yes and yes — and then some.