Loudoun County Public Schools Expands Presence at Leesburg Tech Park
New 11,760 square foot lease with St. John Properties, Inc. adds to existing 8,280 square foot lease at 960 Sycolin Road
LEESBURG, VA – Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 11,760 square feet of space at Leesburg Tech Park, a four-building business community situated at the intersection of Sycolin Road and Miller Drive in Leesburg, Virginia. The lease at 900 Sycolin Road more than doubles the presence of Loudoun County Public Schools within the 17-acre flex/research and development project to approximately 20,000 square feet of space. The entity also leases 8,280 square feet of space at 960 Sycolin Road and began occupancy late last fall. Danny Foit, Leasing Representative with St. John Properties represented the landlord in this transaction.
Loudoun County Public Schools intends to occupy the new space at 900 Sycolin Road with approximately 90 employees by the end of this year. According to Don Treanor, Executive Director, Facilities for the school system, the new requirement will be used to house the Department of Digital Information which provides computer equipment and technology support to both teachers and students. The space at 960 Sycolin Road houses the facilities and support services teams which oversee all construction, planning, asset management and maintenance for both existing and new school buildings.
“We originally had plans to renovate the Staff Training Center, an old school site in Ashburn, for our Department of Digital Information but the cost was prohibitive and this lease was a more cost-efficient alternative,” explained Treanor. “The school system owns 1002 Sycolin Road, which is adjacent to Leesburg Tech Park, so adding a third space within walking distance makes sense logistically and simplifies communication and overall synergies. With major roads such as the Dulles Greenway and VA Route 7 nearby, and the central location south of Leesburg, our teams have immediate access to our school buildings throughout the county, which improves efficiency and saves time and money. Both buildings provide the flexibility we need to store equipment and maintain office staffing, a consideration which helped drive our real estate decision.”
900 Sycolin Road is a single-story building featuring 51,120 square feet of flex/R&D space, 16-foot ceiling heights, dock and drive-in rear loading and a free, surface parking lot. Leesburg Tech Park consists of approximately 160,000 square feet of commercial space.
The business community is adjacent to the Leesburg Executive Airport, five miles from Ashburn, 13 miles from Dulles International Airport and is within close proximity to VA Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway), VA Route 267 (Dulles Greenway) and US 15 (Leesburg Bypass).
“We have enjoyed a close working relationship with Loudoun County and LCPS for decades and are grateful for their continued trust in our firm and our buildings,” stated Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner, Virginia and Central Maryland for St. John Properties. “Leesburg Tech Park continues to attract a wide variety of uses with diverse space requirements due to its flexible building design, close proximity to amenities including Historic Leesburg, and its strategic location near Sycolin Road, Bolen Park and the Leesburg Executive Airport.”
Founded in 1971, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms. The company is distinguished by its commitment to customer service, achievements in green building, and top-rated workplace culture. Throughout St. John Properties’ 51-year history, the company has developed more than 22 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail, warehouse space and has investments in over 2,600 apartments. The company proudly serves more than 2,500 clients in Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit www.sjpi.com.