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Loudoun’s tallest building is coming to Ashburn

One Gramercy will go up by the new Metro stop at Loudoun Station.

The applications are in for a new office tower at the Loudoun Station development in Ashburn that should become the county’s tallest building — 12 stories in all and potentially more than 200 feet high.

The building will be called One Gramercy and is currently being developed by Comstock Companies. It will be built on the site of a current surface parking lot — immediately southwest of the AMC Loudoun 11 movie theater, next to a recently completed parking garage. For those of you familiar with the center, that’s kitty corner from the Señor Tequila’s Mexican restaurant.

The building will feature up to 250,000 square feet of office space, several levels of parking as well as retail space on the ground floor that will likely be additional shops or restaurants for the center. There is also a space at the very top called the Sky Terrace.

“With a 200+ foot height limit, One Gramercy will enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West, the urban skyline of Reston and Tysons to the East and the nearby Dulles International Airport,” reads the marketing materials for the project.

This will be the first of many tall buildings at the site, as plans call for a denser, more urban environment around the new Silver Line Metro station. Picture the tall buildings around Reston Town Center and the Wiehle Avenue metro station and you’ll have the idea. Below is an image showing what the development may look like when completed, including markers for One Gramercy and current restaurants and shops.

Right now, the tallest buildings in Loudoun are reportedly a series of condominium buildings at the Lansdowne Woods senior living center in Lansdowne. Four buildings at that location hover around the 146 foot tall mark.

A Comstock spokesperson says they hope to begin construction on One Gramercy by late this year.

(Images: Comstock Companies)

10 Comments
  1. Dan 1 year ago
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    If the Sky Terrace is not a public restaurant, they’re doing it wrong. 🙂

  2. Anon 1 year ago
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    Is this really necessary? You’d think LoCo would look at the neighboring county, Fairfax, and not make the same mistakes by approving all these dense, urbanized, communities. Don’t be surprised when LoCo follows Fairfax by increasing the real estate tax (stormwater tax) to address all the issues created by the new developments.

    Like they’ve been saying for YEARS, “Don’t Fairfax Loudoun”.

    • Paul Serrano 1 year ago
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      Are you out of your mind? I moved here eight years ago on the promise that a Metro station in Ashburn would create a dense, urbanized community within walking distance. I can’t wait till the next restaurant opens.

  3. someguy 1 year ago
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    This is counter trend. The move is away from urban style housing. People will vacate further west. They will struggle to occupy all of the units here.

  4. Scott Gammans 1 year ago
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    Whoever labeled that last rendering is geographically-challenged. That is NOT Loudoun County Parkway crossing over the Dulles Greedway on the right side of the image. That is Metro Center Drive.

    • Chris Wadsworth 1 year ago
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      You’re right. Didn’t even notice that. That graphic came from the developer. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Paul Serrano 1 year ago
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    Speaking of Fairfax County, years ago I lived within walking distance of Fairfax Corner. It was a great place to go – and still is today. I hope Loudoun Station becomes that kind of vibrant mixed-use development.

  6. Jasper 1 year ago
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    Where is the parking? They keep eating parking and commuters are using up what is left.

  7. John Kelly 1 year ago
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    Chris,
    Unfortunately this structure is is not nor will be the tallest building in Loudoun County. Lansdowne Woods of Virginia, built in 1998=2004, have 4 high rise buildings that exceed the 200 foot height.
    Jack

    • Chris Wadsworth 1 year ago
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      Hi Jack. We mentioned those in the story. And we checked with several sources, including the local fire department which needs to know for rescue and fire-fighting purposes, and they told us those four buildings were all around the 146-foot tall mark.

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