Arcola Center is Buchanan Partners’ exciting planned mixed-use development on approximately 400 acres in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties, Loudoun County. It is strategically located at the juncture of Route 50, Route 606, and Loudoun County Parkway in the southeast part of the county, surrounded by thousands of homes but virtually no commercial space. Based on well-established “smart growth” principles and incorporating the recommendations of a local citizen task force, Arcola Center will be a vibrant, 24-7 community that combines residential, commercial, retail, entertainment, and cultural uses.
Designed to be built out over a ten- to twenty-year period, Arcola Center is planned for up to 2.1 million square feet of office and commercial space, up to 1.1 million square feet of retail space, and approximately 80 acres of town homes and multifamily housing. Also planned are two hotels and a civic/cultural tourism and educational destination centered around a restored slave quarters dating from the early 1800s. All this will be located within a carefully planned, pedestrian-friendly live-work-play environment that will transform the western gateway to Loudoun County.