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Old 01-04-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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Will Loudoun ever have a skyscraper district like Fairfax has with Reston & Tysons? Which town would be best for a skyscraper district? Why hasn't Loudoun begun building walkable mini cities like Fairfax has?
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Loudoun's New Downtown | Mixed-Use Community in Loudoun County | One Loudoun
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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Yes but One Loudoun is a typical Loudoun suburban commercial center, it's not a skyscraper district like Reston & Tysons
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Yes but One Loudoun is a typical Loudoun suburban commercial center, it's not a skyscraper district like Reston & Tysons
It might get its skyline in 20-years when Rt 28 continues north and across the Potomac.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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IMHO If you want skyscrapers dont move to Loudoun. I had to move out of Ashburn because it wasnt for me so I moved back to fairfax. I dont think people move to Loudoun for skyscrapers.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:29 AM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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The entire "T" of Route 7/28 and the areas around the future Metros are designated as denser. I wouldn't mind seeing 10-15 story places pop up near the Metros.

And in 20 years, we might get Murrland to agree on a Route 28 crossing path and begin the process of engineering, lawsuit dismissing, etc. The ICC was on the books for decades before it actually got built. Alternately, someone might actually agree to widen 15 at least to White's Ferry, remove the lights on the Leesburg Bypass, and figure out a way to bypass Lucketts.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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Think about how long it took the Tysons skyline to get where it is. I suspect Loudoun will get there too someday. You really need job centers to have massive skylines. Obviously Tysons is a big one. As urban sprawl continues west Loudoun will develop them too.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The entire "T" of Route 7/28 and the areas around the future Metros are designated as denser. I wouldn't mind seeing 10-15 story places pop up near the Metros.

And in 20 years, we might get Murrland to agree on a Route 28 crossing path and begin the process of engineering, lawsuit dismissing, etc. The ICC was on the books for decades before it actually got built.
Maryland will not allow it in my lifetime. Where 370 ends they're putting in developments that will make it impossible to extend to meet 28. A whole new road would need to be built. Maryland also fears business along 270 using Dulles instead if BWI. The ICC was built to make it easier to access BWI. It's not going to happen. Makes me mad, but that's how it is.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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I'm in South Riding and would hate to see tall buildings! You end up packing a ton of people onto very little sq footage! Does not help with traffic and takes away from the distant views of the "mountains".
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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I'm in South Riding and would hate to see tall buildings! You end up packing a ton of people onto very little sq footage! Does not help with traffic and takes away from the distant views of the "mountains".
This ^^
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