Virginia Tech has just announced its new home for a $1 billion Northern Virginia Campus.
The site has grown from 15 acres to 65 and it has moved several blocks from its original site.
“This acreage which you can see out the window will soon be filled with a million square feet. For classrooms and research incubator space offices for industry partners,” said Tech President Tim Sands. “We’ll also have retained and open spaces.”
It is a billion dollar commitment from Tech, the Commonwealth and developer Lionstone Investments, to locate next to the new Amazon headquarters and provide education for high-tech workers new jobs, new retail, and a new business environment, without destroying the old.
“We plan to integrate the campus into the fabric of Alexandria.”
The new site is several blocks north of the original location immediately south of Four Mile Run Stream, which separates Alexandria and Arlington.