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Commerical Construction Starts

Washington Metro Area, 1981-2002

Commerical Construction Starts in Selected Metropolitan Washington Jurisdictions, 1981-2002 (in thousands of square feet)
Year Montgomery County Prince George's County Fairfax County Loudoun County Prince William County
2002 7,908 2,125 4,472 2,490 2,050
2001 6,527 4,013 7,611 4,558 1,248
2000 7,717 3,615 10,813 11,229 2,709
1999 7,941 3,028 11,047 6,183 1,426
1998 4,283 2,652 6,832 5,234 2,391
1997 4,800 2,288 5,752 1,731 1,045
1996 2,011 4,775 3,139 2,027 1,079
1995 1,358 2,783 3,425 1,319 2,109
1994 1,482 2,975 2,805 1,307 956
1993 1,830 1,623 3,074 1,300 1,119
1992 2,218 2,183 4,271 892 1,661
1991 2,410 2,964 2,043 697 2,417
1990 2,667 3,345 2,531 1,698 769
1989 3,088 3,955 7,247 3,333 2,449
1988 3,802 2,502 12,939 1,587 1,354
1987 4,895 3,860 12,306 646 677
1986 4,584 1,785 8,458 1,126 1,060
1985 3,083 3,523 5,473 404 412
1984 4,086 2,979 11,581 1,220 1,749
1983 2,793 2,612 7,088 114 723
1982 3,649 1,961 3,643 244 599
1981 2,339 2,261 2,750 253 294
Montgomery County includes the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville; Prince George's County includes the cities of Bowie, College Park, and Greenbelt. Takoma Park was located partially in Montgomery County and partially in Prince George's County until 1997, and development in each county's portion is included in the each County's total. Beginning in 1997, all of Takoma Park is included in the Montgomery County total. Fairfax County includes the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax. Prince William County includes the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. The Core Area includes the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and the city of Alexandria.