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Transforming Tysons: Georgelas Plans By The Numbers

A closer look at plans scheduled for a public hearing Sept. 8

McLean's Georgelas Group will present two parts of its threepart application for Tysons West to the Fairfax County Planning Commission at a public hearing Sept. 8.

The complete plan, which contains three neighborhoods, is split into three parts: A, B and C, said Andrea Dorlester, a county planner, in an email.

Part C, at 24 acres, is not yet finalized, nor is a public hearing scheduled.

The plans span across the three neighborhoods:

  • Part A is just one building from Neighborhood 2.
  • Part B is all of Neighborhood 3.
  • Part C is all of Neighborhood 1 and the remainder of Neighborhood 2 that is not included in Part A. 

Here's a closer look at the numbers behind the plans:

Plan A

  • 2 Million Square Feet: Residential space in the plan's lone building
  • 300 feet: Its height
  • 400: The target number of family housing units, though that could range anywhere between 300 and 478
  • 80: The number of those units labeled as "workforce housing units"

Plan B

  • 5 Million Square Feet: Residential space among
  • Four total residential/retail buildings, topping out at 290 feet in height
  • One relocated fire station, FCFD No. 429

Across Three Plans:

  • 33 Acres: Size of total development area

PARKS

  • 4.7 acres: The amount of park space across parts A+B; 2.8 of those acres will be donated to the Fairfax County Park Authority, which could use it to build playing fields or create other types of recreational space. The other 1.87 acres will be private residential park space.
  • For every 4.5 million square feet, county standards dictate the need for one additional athletic field. "That is accommodated in that proposal," Georgelas said.
  • A total of 12 acres of green space will be designated across the entire 33 acre plan.

HOUSING

  • 4,000 residential units will be built across all three parts of the plan; the Town of Vienna has 5,000 residential units within town limits.
  • 1.2 parking spaces will be provided to each residential unit
  • Each sidewalk will be between 28 and 30 feet wide

TRAFFIC

  • Between the five buildings in Parts A+B, traffic engineers estimate 875 additional trips per peak traffic hour
  • Once the planned street grid is in place, developers say they will achieve at least a 30 percent reduction in traffic by 2022. By 2030, they are hoping for a 45 percent reduction in traffic.

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