KING STREET STATION
King Street Station Urban Chic Meets Leesburg's Charm, Pulse and Style
The Origins of King Street Station
King Street Station is brand new to the Leesburg historic area. This South King Street neighborhood in Leesburg, was conceived by the award winning Knutson Companies whose President, Don Knutson, was recently inducted into the Great American Living Award’s (GALA) Hall of Fame. The GALA Hall of Fame recognizes forty separate categories of excellence in new home building and rewards Knutson’s commitment to the industry, customers and the community. Knutson Companies build luxury homes with sophisticated urban style in walkable neighborhoods and with mixed use design. The plans for King Street Station at the South King Street location in Leesburg, garnered enthusiasm and unanimous thumbs up from the Leesburg Planning Council who praised the project for its positive and attractive revitalization to an aging though ever lovely portion of historic downtown Leesburg. Some businesses currently on the site will relocate and one of the existing buildings will be retained to become part of the project due to that building’s historic significance.
King Street Station Homes
King Street Station is a 7100 square foot, multi family residential, commercial and recreational area community. The nature of the included commercial space is not yet definite though a restaurant space is being considered for south of the living areas. The condo units will be contained within four, 4-story buildings. Each building will house 16 one level condos and 12 individual garages, the equivalent of 22.5 dwelling units per acre. King Street Station’s spacious, single level condominium homes use interior design features and materials with an eye toward merging the indoors with the outdoors through the imaginative use of color, texture and style as is the nature of Knutson designs. Condo units begin in the low $300’s for a one bedroom and in the mid $500’s for 2 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with a den. Interior spaces reflect quality smart features, planned storage and open concept floor plans. According Leesburg Staff, the development is anticipated to add approximately 20 school age children, which will place minimal pressure on the Loudoun County School System. Current districting shows children will be attending Catoctin Elementary School, J. Lupton Simpson Middle School and Loudoun County High School.
The King Street Station Setting and Attractions
Where Your Feet Can Take You
The community of King Street Station is closely bordered by the Washington and Old Dominion Trail, historic Church Street and Town Branch Stream. From its spot on the southern side of King Street, King Street Station is within walking distance of the courthouse and the center of town. The location offers easy access to favorite hangouts in the town of Leesburg from restaurants and entertainment to shopping, historic sites, libraries, parking, and more. King Street Station will be just a short walk to all the advantages of an urban lifestyle. Included in the design of the community will be a pedestrian plaza and pavilion, terraces and lawn for the use of downtown residents, visitors and patrons of the W&OD Trail. Improvements to Town Branch Stream are planned as well including excavation, addition of stone borders, improved water pumping and wildflower plantings.
In response to an idea proposed by a local high school student, in 2017 the Leesburg Commission on Public Art sent out a call for artist’s submissions for historically themed murals on both sides of nearby South King Street Bridge. The bridge spans the Town Branch Stream adjacent to the W&OD Trail, is viewable from and will become a bonus feature for King Street Station residents and the entire Leesburg community. The train theme chosen for the mural project represents the role the railroad has played in town manufacturing and trade since the railroad’s arrival in Leesburg in 1860. The mural, funded by the Friends of Leesburg Public Art, is currently underway and installation is expected within coming months.
Ground Breaking at the King Street Station Site
The King Street Station Neighborhood
What the King Street Station Neighborhood Looks Like
Shaded by large trees, bordered by paved sidewalks, and steps from the kind of resources that heighten the convenience of urban living, the South King Street home of King Street Station presents a blend of many older, classically elegant homes in a variety of styles. Across the street from the King Street Station site is Georgetown Park, a half acre, nicely groomed space with picnic tables under the trees. Olde Izaac Walton Park, is an historic 21 acre wooded nature refuge less than a mile away from King Street Station. Olde Izaak has a fishable 3 1/2 acre pond fed by a stream that attracts woodland birds, a walking trail, an old quarry and for dog people, a large, mulched, fenced area divided for larger and smaller dogs.
The population of Loudoun County has tripled in size in the last twenty years and is expected to top 400,000 over the next four years, This kind of growth continues to attract prominent builders with dynamic and creative ideas for new types of housing intended to revitalize, enhance and meet the needs of Leesburg’s modern population. The King Street Station community will have super convenient access to as much urban excitement as desired. Residents can choose among Leesburg’s art galleries, a variety of entertainment venues, coffee shops, breweries, restaurants, libraries, shopping, grocery, drugstores, gas stations and easy access to major transportation routes, 267, 7 and 15. Additionally, throughout the year, the town of Leesburg sponsors numerous festive events and street fairs celebrating arts and crafts, flowers and gardening, free musical performances, and more. On Saturdays and Wednesdays, a very popular farmer’s market takes place within walking distance of King Street Station. The Town of Leesburg sponsors parades for July 4th, Christmas and Halloween, an air show, an annual dog swim, July 4th fireworks and an event called First Friday when on the first Friday of each month a variety of performances in music, poetry and other special events are featured throughout the historic area. King Street Station residences make all this living just a walk away.