The Virginia Department of General Services appears to be in late-stage negotiations for the sale of the commonwealth-owned Center of Innovative Technology (CIT) office complex and additional land parcels.

The 12.38-acre property that sits on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties is adjacent to the future Innovative Metro Station, the Dulles Toll Road and proposed mixed-use developments The Hub and Waterside. An additional 13.5 acres is included in the deal.

General Services officials made lawmakers in Richmond aware of the deal last month after a draft Purchase and Sale Agreement was sent to the undisclosed offeror Dec. 17, 2019.

A General Services spokeswoman told the Times-Mirror the department does “not talk about a transaction until it is complete.”

Divaris Real Estate Inc. was tasked with marketing the property in January 2019, two months after Amazon announced it would split its HQ2 operations between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in Virginia. Amazon eventually pulled out of the Long Island City portion of the deal.

Loudoun and Fairfax counties offered the CIT complex package in its bid to Amazon.

“We think this is a key property to support our success at Metro,” Loudoun Economic Development Director Buddy Rizer said in a prepared statement. “This property unlocks the development potential for the Hub and Waterside properties, and I feel confident that the commonwealth understands the strategic importance of the site, and we look forward to working with the new owners when they are announced.”

General Services initially received 14 proposals for the complex and additional land parcels last summer, according to a quarterly report.

The complex, located at 2205-2214 Rock Hill Road in Herndon, includes a glass-enclosed atrium lobby with a 130-seat auditorium, a conference center, classrooms, a cafeteria and 430 underground parking spaces.

The campus neighbors Dulles International Airport and includes development proposals for hotels, multi-family units, apartments and more than 7 million acres of space for commercial use.

The complex is located north of the Dulles Toll Road (Rt. 267) and east of Sully Road (Rt. 28).

The Dulles Technology Corridor includes the headquarters or regional offices of more than 50 national companies, including Adobe, Airbus, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Northrup Grumman, Siemens, Symantec and Volkswagen NA.

(7) comments

Skyprince

Sad that a real estate venture becomes political but Loudoun4Trump cannot see black and white, only one side. How anyone with half a brain can support this sick, orange painted face, narcissist is beyond me. What more proof of a very demented, sick man do you need? Listen to his rants...is this what you want as a president? It says a lot about your own morals. To award avowed racist Limbaugh the Medal of Honor as he sat near a real hero, a member of the Tuskegee Airman says it all.

Doug Glatt

What does your comment have to do with the story?

WarehouseDistrict

Probably more data centers.

Loudoun4Trump

My guess is a fat cat democrat donor will get a sweetheart deal and make a killing off the property, while Virginians are shortchanged and democrats end up with a lot of campaign contributions....

Mark Carney

Maybe some of your fearless leader's fat cats can get in on the action. The ones that aren't in prison or under indictment, that is.

workhardgetahead

Yea, we'll get Anthony Weiner, Peter Strozk and his lover Lisa right on it. We'll send more once Durham gets finished with his CRIMINAL investigation.

applicant45554

It amases me how long both government and commercial property owners will let a building like this sit empty.

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