Colliers International to market Vint Hill Village Town Center
Colliers International has been retained as the exclusive agent to market the new phases of development for the Vint Hill Village Town Center, a mixed-use project in eastern Fauquier County.
The 300-acre property at 4263 Aiken Drive in Vint Hill is owned by an institutional real estate investor, Vint Hill Village LLC, a collaborative venture led by Ed Moore and Devin Finan of Brookside Development and Lakeside Homes.
Vint Hill Village Town Center has attracted some significant business enterprises, including the U.S. headquarters of the French company OVH, the world’s third-largest cloud computing hosting company. Other tenants include the headquarters of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration TRACON air traffic control facility, Old Bust Head Brewery, and a division of aviation and defense contractor Rockwell Collins.
Scheduled to open in 2019 will be the 120-bed, $48 million Puller Veteran Care Center.
Vint Hill Village Town Center is accessible to Washington from I-66 and U.S. Route 29. The property also is close to Washington Dulles International and Reagan National airports and the Virginia Inland Port.
“Our mission is to complete the transformation of the former military intelligence base into the centerpiece of a vibrant, sustainable community that builds on what is already there from icons such as the Inn at Vint Hill to the surrounding existing neighborhoods and local retailers and businesses already well established,” Ed Moore of Vint Hill Village, said in a statement.
Vint Hill was a sheep and cattle farm in the 1860s, the site of a number of Civil War engagements between Union and Confederate troops and a country estate in the early 1900s. In 1942, the property was sold to the U.S. Army, which established a cryptology school and intelligence-gathering station. The facility intercepted encrypted enemy communications that helped lead to the success of the D-Day invasion in 1944.
At one time, Vint Hill employed more than 2,000 people. After the government base closed in 1997, The Vint Hill Economic Development Authority purchased the land, which originally totaled 700 acres, to transform the property into a community engine of economic growth.
“In an area where land can still be acquired at reasonable prices, this asset promises both the location and the scenic countryside to attract employees, jobs, patrons, and visitors,” John Lesinski, a member of the Colliers team, said in statement.