Building better communities is the driving force behind our longstanding commitment to community involvement, as well as our mission as a real estate developer and property manager.
Roads and Infrastructure
Over the years KETTLER has built over 30 miles of divided four lane highway in the greater Washington metropolitan area. KETTLER is recently constructed a $30 million interchange that will relieve traffic at the intersection of Route 7 and River Creek Parkway in Leesburg. The new steel and concrete interchange, including a bridge over Route 7, opened in summer 2009. It has alleviatedone of the most congested points along Route 7 and serves the Village of Leesburg, a new mixed-use community scheduled for completion in 2010. The interchange also includes a bike path and a sidewalk to provide safe crossing for bikers and pedestrians. Built entirely with private funds, the interchange has been turned over to the town of Leesburg and the Virginia Department of Transportation.
School Land Donations
Part of our commitment to investing in public amenities and infrastructure includes donating land for school sites in our communities. We have dedicated land for school construction in various Virginia communities, including Potomac Falls (Cascades), Lorton (Lorton Station Elementary), Dumfries (Potomac Harbor Catholic, Potomac Harbor Elementary), Leesburg (Potomac Station Middle), Centreville (Sully Station), and Manassas (Wellington). KETTLER helped to rezone land for Potomac School in McLean and created a public-private partnership for South County High in Lorton.
Reston Town Square
KETTLER donated a 1.25-acre park to Reston Urban Core Association, adding to the open space in Reston Town Center. The park, known as Reston Town Square, features a fountain and tiered seating for outdoor concerts, interspersed with landscaped seating areas. The park was designed by renowned landscape architect Alan Ward of Sasaki & Associates and is the final formal public space envisioned for Reston Town Center.
KETTLER is a contributor to Potomac Hospital, a not-for-profit, 183-bed facility serving Prince William County and its surrounding communities.
Lorton Arts Foundation
Kettler has supported the Lorton Arts Foundation’s effort to transform the former D.C. Lorton Correctional Complex into the Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton. The 55-acre facility will provide affordable visual and performing arts studio and exhibition space in addition to enhancing the cultural landscape of the region.