In The Press
MOVE OVER MCMANSIONS SUBURBIA IS CHANGING
Images of Loudoun County often portray young families in minivans driving to their large suburban homes west of the beltway. Over the past 20 years, Loudoun’s population has exploded, nearly tripling in size. The forecast for the 2020 census predicts that number will continue to rise, topping over 400,000 people within the next four years. As a result, the region will see an increase in the demand for new housing—all of those people are going to need somewhere to live. Donald Knutson of Knutson Companies has a few ideas about the future of Loudoun’s new homes, where “McMansion” may become a thing of the past.
Knutson started his company in 2012 after spending 25 years designing, developing, and building residential properties alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. His experience and an entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to start his own construction company, and Loudoun county is reaping the benefits.
LEESBURG COUNCIL APPROVES SOUTH KING STREET
A mixed-use community with 64 residential units and 7,100 square feet of commercial appears poised for development in downtown Leesburg.
Town Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a special exception application for the project known as South King Street, located on nearly three acres on the east side of South King Street and bordered by the W&OD Trail, Church Street and Town Branch. The complex is being developed by Donald Knutson, one of the builders at the recently opened Crescent Place community along nearby Harrison Street. At the South King Street site, Knutson plans to demolish seven of the eight existing structures to build four four-story buildings. Those structures will include residential living, commercial space and recreation amenities.
LOCAL BUILDER RAISES BAR AT GALA AWARDS
Knutson Companies Wins 5 Awards – Design and Architecture Highlighted
LEESBURG, VA – October 17, 2016 – Knutson Companies set the tone at the annual Great American Living Awards (GALA) by winning three categories and receiving two awards of merit for their work at the Crescent Place development located in Leesburg, VA and for Brambleton Town Center located in Brambleton, VA. The GALA Awards recognizes the building industry’s best and brightest, and these awards put a builder’s home design, community, and team in the spotlight.