Microsoft to build “smart city” in Ashburn; Air & Space to host “Kites of Asia” for kids

Local Real Estate News
Via the Washington Business Journal: “Minh Le and his company, 22 Capital Partners, are proposing to build Gramercy District, a 2.5 million-square-foot, $500 million development on 16 acres fronting the north side of the Dulles Greenway, adjacent to the planned Ashburn Metro station on the Silver Line. Le has landed a Fortune 50 partner in Microsoft Corp. as a co-investor that will bring its expertise, its people and its capital to bear.”

Image credit Curbed DC

From Curbed: DCThe Red Line has the most expensive homes nearby, while the Green Line has the most affordable. The top five most expensive stops are Bethesda ($882,500), Tenleytown ($839,950), Friendship Heights ($805,000), Medical Center ($755,000) and East Falls Church ($740,000). Click here to see the five least expensive stops.

Upcoming Events

Smithsonian kites
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Tomorrow, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum will host a Family Day: Kites of Asia from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, throughout the museum in Washington, D.C. Talk to kite experts, see pan-Asian kite displays, marvel at indoor kite flying, make your own kite — and maybe even take a dance lesson! This year’s Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day will have a special focus on Nepal and India. FREE.

Reston Association (RA) will host an open house 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 31, at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, for those interested learning about RA and the services, amenities and programs it provides for residents. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. RSVP to or 703-435-6530.

Founder’s Week will be held April 3–10 to remember community founder Robert E. Simon. Planned events will celebrate Bob’s vision, his love of the arts, the impact of his bold venture on land use in the U.S. and how his desire to create a thriving community has been realized in Reston.

The Fairfax County Parks Authority will host a Camp Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 9 at the Audrey Moore RECenter at Wakefield Park (8100 Braddock Road, Annandale). With everything from baseball to basketball, coding to cooking, gaming to golfing, and rocks to rock ‘n’ roll, there’s a Park Authority camp for everyone this summer. Chat with park representatives to learn about the fun that awaits. Play games and collect some great giveaways. Free. 703-324-9201.

Did I miss an event? Know about something coming up? Have a real estate question? Let me know in the comments below.

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