Talk of the possible selection of lands along the Loudoun-Fairfax line near the future Innovation Center Metrorail Station for the East Coast headquarters of Amazon continues as speculation across the nation consistently keeps this Virginia location high on the huge company’s list of potential sites.

The Innovation Center Station area including land in both Fairfax and Loudoun counties would make an ideal home for Amazon, according to local commercial real estate brokers and state, local and regional business and
political leaders.

Meanwhile, Dulles Metrorail crews are pushing ahead with construction of this station which is being built in the median of the Dulles Toll Road/Access Highway corridor between the future Herndon and
Loudoun Gateway stations.

Construction of the entire Phase 2 segment of the Silver Line – which will eventually connect eastern Loudoun, Dulles Airport and Reston-Herndon to downtown Washington and the existing WMATA rail system – is approximately 78 percent complete. 

Fairfax County is building the parking garage that will serve Innovation Center Station via its south pavilion. The garage, according to county officials, is about 50 percent complete and construction is on schedule.

Several large mixed-use developments have already been approved by Loudoun County for sites along Route 28 near the Dulles Toll Road interchange.  One of those is Waterside, a 335-acre site that includes the existing Chantilly Crushed Stone quarries.

On June 20, the Washington Business Journal reported that Amazon Web Services is buying more than 100 acres of the Waterside development where Amazon plans to build perhaps more than one data center. That leaves more than 200 acres in Waterside.

What’s going there? Mixed use according to approved plans.

Could this indeed be a hint that even more of Amazon may be coming this way?

Only time will tell.