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Apr 05

Design Work Continues for the Aldie Fire and Rescue Station Project

Posted to Aldie Fire and Rescue Station by Heidi Kellum

Over the last several weeks, the project design team reviewed and approved a revised mechanical system design for the Aldie Fire and Rescue Station, which is currently 35% complete. The new 23,000 square-foot station will be constructed in Aldie, Virginia to replace the existing building, providing an updated and accessible facility for the Aldie Volunteer Fire Department. The Aldie Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1955 and their station (Station 7) currently houses a fire engine, heavy rescue, tanker, brush truck and advanced life support ambulance.

A turn lane waiver request, made by the project design team, was recently approved by The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the design consultant is currently developing the construction documents for the project. The estimated completion of the project’s design process is fall 2021. Construction is currently estimated for completion in winter 2023, weather permitting.   
The future site of the new Aldie Fire and Rescue Station is an existing undeveloped property located along the Route 50 corridor, west of the roundabout intersection with Route 15. In addition to the new facility, site improvements for this project include two entrances off Route 50, access and parking areas, a well and septic field, lighting, landscaping, and a storm water management pond.  

For more information about the Aldie Fire and Rescue Station project, including a link to sign up for updates about the project, visit the project page.  

Mar 17

Town of Leesburg to Inspect Water Main Repairs for New Animal Services Facility

Posted to Animal Services Facility by Heidi Kellum

Last month, crews completed repairs to the geothermal system and water main for the new Animal Services Facility, which will be inspected by the Town of Leesburg in mid-March. In the next few weeks, work to patch the parking lot asphalt will begin.

The construction contractor is currently working on a punch list in preparation for the County’s Substantial Completion Inspection. Architectural touch up work is ongoing until the end of the project, currently estimated for substantial completion in spring 2021.

This project constructs a new, 21,450-square-foot animal services facility in Leesburg to serve as the primary location for Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS), replacing the existing 15,000-square-foot facility in Waterford. 

The new facility will provide many of the same services as the current animal shelter, including pet adoptions; animal welfare law enforcement; housing of stray, abandoned, or relinquished companion animals; dog license sales; volunteer opportunities; dispatch services; low-cost rabies vaccines, educational programs; and pet retention counseling. 

For more information about the Animal Services Facility project, including updated site photos, visit the project page

Mar 17

Ashburn Recreation and Community Center Design Nearing Completion

Posted to Ashburn Recreation and Community Center by Heidi Kellum

The Ashburn Recreation and Community Center is currently nearing design completion and will be submitted for review in late March 2021. After review of the design, advertisements for construction of the facility will begin in summer 2021. Construction is estimated to begin by fall 2021. 

The Ashburn Recreation and Community Center project will construct a 115,000-square-foot recreation and community center on Broadlands Boulevard, west of the intersection with Claiborne Parkway. The two-story facility will feature a 50-meter competition pool, leisure pool, spa, full-size gymnasium, soft sensory playroom, multipurpose room with a catering and teaching kitchen, classrooms, offices and meeting spaces. 

The second floor will include fitness areas, running track, spectator seating for the competition pool and viewing area for the leisure pool. Additional features include a multi-use trail around the property, a large courtyard with seating, a splash play area and playground equipment. 

For more information about the Ashburn Recreation Center project, visit the project page.