There are two stories about Loudoun County that will have an effect on real estate in the future.
The first story is regarding a longtime business in Loudoun County is expanding their presence here. JK Moving and Storage is adding another 100,000 square feet of space here in Loudoun. JK is the premier moving company in Loudoun and will continue to be a great company to have headquartered in Loudoun. They have recently hired 30 new employees and will be adding another 100 in the near future. It will host a job fair Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, at its headquarters, 44112 Mercure Circle.
On the bad side, there is the possibility that Loudoun County will opt out of funding the Metro Line that is being built right now. There is a disagreement over whether or not to build the stop at Dulles Airport underground. This will cost an extra $300 Million and with current cost over runs already at $1 Billion the likely cost to dig the hole will more likely be $500 Million with Loudoun paying 4.6% of this additional cost.
The implications of this are huge. The Metro Airport Authority could build the stop at Dulles Airport and stop there. This would eliminate the two additional stops in Loudoun County at Route 606 and Route 772. And Loudoun would still be responsible for maintaining the Airport stop because it is in Loudoun. Also, this would almost certainly have a negative effect on property values of those developments being build specifically near the future stops.
And another interesting fact in the story today is the future cost of tolls on the Dulles Toll Road. Currently it costs 75 cents at the various stops along the toll road and $1.25 at the main booth in Tysons. Once the metro goes the total costs for a one way trip will be $6.75 if they get federal help or $10.75 if they don't. This is a huge increase in price and I can see this being a huge problem in the future.