Loudoun County may soon be in store for more significant development in the form of new retail and residential properties situated on an expansive plot between Ashburn and Sterling.
The Kincora project, which has been in the works for nearly two decades, recently submitted a land application through the county that would bring the first of a smorgasbord of restaurants, retail shops, hotels, apartments, townhomes, and nature walks to the rapidly growing region.
To start, the first space, located along Boru Drive, is expected to feature retail on the ground level with residences above.
While such developments may mirror many others that have popped up in recent years throughout the region, what sets the Kincora project apart is its inclusion of two world class museums.
The Northern Virginia Science Center and the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations, both of which are in the process of fundraising, are expected to be significant attractions, with the intelligence museum — located near Route 7 and State Road 28 — being likened to the renowned Spy Museum in DC.
Opening dates have yet to be announced.
Also included in the project on the property’s southern end is a child care center and a spot for a fast-food restaurant. Potential tenants of the myriad retail locations have not yet been determined.
The Kinkora project is the result of a joint initiative between TRITEC Real Estate, Inc. and Norton Scott, LLC, which partnered in 2005 to purchase and develop 424 acres in Loudoun County that the partnership envisions as “a one-of-a-kind, interactive community that works in harmony with our beautiful surrounding environment.”
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