ASHBURN LANDS NEW US CUSTOMS HEADQUARTERS

The Burn has learned that Ashburn has landed a deal to become a new Northern Virginia home for U.S. Customs & Border Protection. The federal agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, currently has a number of different sites spread around NoVa and has been looking for a single spot to consolidate these offices.

According to a well-placed source, the deal — which will be announced soon — calls for Customs & Border Protection to move into unused space in the immense Verizon complex on Loudoun County Parkway. We also have learned that the CBP is likely to construct two new buildings on the site as part of the project. Meanwhile, Verizon is staying where it is.

This will be big news for local CBP employees who will see their commutes dramatically reduced, as well as job opportunities for locals looking for new opportunities. The CBP headquarters will bring roughly 3,700 new jobs to Loudoun County. The proximity to Dulles International and the new Silver Line metro station were key factors in the decision.

What locals call the “Verizon campus” is formally known as Quantum Park and is owned by American Real Estate Partners.

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