Airport Leases Metro Parking Garage Land to Loudoun

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has agreed to lease land to Loudoun County for the construction of a parking garage at the future Loudoun Gateway Metro station.

The MWAA Board of Directors agreed to lease the county 12 acres north of the station for a one-time payment of $100. The lease, which covers land between Dulles Greenway, Lockridge Road, and the northern boundary of airport property, will run through 2067, when the authority’s federal lease expires.

Also, the Board of Supervisors has awarded a $51 million contract to build that garage and one at Ashburn Station to S.B. Ballard Construction Company. A third Metro garage is being built at Ashburn Station by Comstock Partners, the real estate development firm behind the adjacent multi-use development Loudoun Station on the north side of the Dulles Greenway.

The garage at Loudoun Gateway, the easternmost stop in Loudoun except for one near the Dulles Airport terminal, will connect to Lockridge Road and Station Access Road. It will have at least 1,965 parking spaces in a six-story structure.

The county’s Ashburn Station garage is part of the Moorefield development, and the parking garage will be south of the Greenway. That parking garage will have at least 1,540 spaces, with street access from Silver Train Lane and Croson Lane and pedestrian access from the station plaza. Both are planned for opening by June 2019.

Loudoun is contractually obligated to have all three garages open by the time Metro services begins in Loudoun.

rgreene@loudounnow.com

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