Newington/Lorton Business Area

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The Newington/Lorton area is strategically located along Interstate 95, the “Main Street” of the eastern seaboard. The area extends from Springfield on the north to the Fairfax County line on the south. The two primary access points are Fairfax County Parkway and Lorton Road.

Newington buildingThis submarket boasts a Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station at Lorton Station. The VRE Fredericksburg Line stops in Lorton en route to Union Station in downtown Washington, D.C. Lorton also is home to the northern terminus of Amtrak’s Auto Train, which travels southbound to central Florida. The station is located on Lorton Road at I-95.

This submarket is the second largest industrial/flex market in Fairfax County with about 10.6 million square feet of space. The major industrial parks are Fullerton, Gunston Commerce Center, Gateway 95 and Virginia 95. The area also has more than 1 million square feet of office development, about 1 million square feet of retail development and one hotel.

One of the largest and most unusual redevelopment projects on the east coast is underway in this submarket. Laurel Hill, the former prison of the D.C. Department of Corrections, is in the midst of a transformation to a multi-use property. Already a new high school, Laurel Hill Golf Course and the Workhouse Arts Center have opened. According to the reuse plan, a majority of the 2,300-acre property will over time revert to passive parkland. Other planned uses for the 80-acre core include active parkland, a museum, and residential and retail development.

Employers in Newington/Lorton include the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies, Fairfax County government, Frito Lay, SICPA Securink, U.S. Customs and Veolia Transport.

 

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