Thursday, April 11, 2013
Scotts Run South will bring 6.6 million square feet of mixed-use development to area near McLean Metro Station.
Another massive development in Tysons Corner was given a go-ahead this week. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved CityLine Partners’ new Scotts Run South development project, which will bring 6.6 million square feet of mixed-use space across 17 buildings near the future McLean Metro Station. Scotts Run South is almost twice the size of Arbor Row, CityLine Partners’ other major Tysons development approved by the Board in November 2012. Scotts Run South will be more than 30 acres and include office, residential, retail and hotel space, replacing the majority of the existing West*Gate Office Park. The project will be divided by Scotts Run Community Park, with a majority of the development on the…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tysons realtor Amrish Pinto predicts how the market will react to redevelopment.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Metro and redevelopment will bring more crime to Fairfax County — which could require dozens more officers and a new station to help police the area's 1.1 million residents.
With massive redevelopment on the horizon, Fairfax County officials are starting to imagine ways to step up the police presence in the area — including where to build a brand new police station. The first phase of the Silver Line is expected to open at the end of 2013, and while it will help drive the county’s economy, it will also bring crime, says Fairfax County Police Captain Daniel Janickey, an officer in the McLean District Station. Janickey says the county needs to prepare for increases in robberies, assault, theft, property destruction and stolen vehicles, as well as a rise in illegal parking and traffic accidents. In order to effectively enforce the law and deter criminals from coming to Northern Virginia, Janickey recommended …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A proposed ramp through a Tysons park is expected to be taken off of the table.
Fairfax County residents campaigning to save “Tysons’ last forest and stream” could get their wish Tuesday, as supervisors are expected to take a ramp option off the table during a committee meeting. Tom Biesadny, the director of the county’s Department of Transportation, told The Washington Post further study of a ramp from the Dulles Toll Road that would pave right through the Old Courthouse Spring Branch Park might not be necessary. The proposed option has drawn the ire of residents for months and was formally opposed by the Board in November. The ramp would have connected the Toll Road to an extended Boone Boulevard, but more than 600 residents signed a petition to maintain one of the few green spaces left in the area. Transportation …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Civic associations collect nearly 600 signatures opposing ramps through Tysons stream valley
Nearly four months ago, two of the major Tysons-area neighborhood and civic associations rallied against a proposal to put a highway ramp through one of the "last standing green spaces" in what will become Fairfax County's future urban center. Now, the groups and more than 15 others are out to prove the option should have never been considered in the first place — and they aren't going down without a fight. The groups, united under the name Tysons Forest Coalition, have 574 signatures on a petition opposing ramps and road extensions through the stream valley tucked in the pocket between Route 7 and the Dulles Toll Road. They're hoping for hundreds more. Putting a road through the area is not only environmentally unsound, but also goes …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
At public hearing tonight, officials discuss transportation funding plan that includes new tax
The Fairfax County Planning Commission's Tysons Committee has proposed creating a special tax district in Tysons Corner to help pay for an expected $1.2 billion in transportation improvements. The commission will host a public hearing tonight on the group's proposal, along with the other recommendations on how to fund new and existing infrastructure and access to the future urban city. The tax district would include developers along with homeowners, who make up 10 percent of the total assessed value of properties in Tysons. "The Tysons-wide road improvements will benefit all residents and landowners who live, work, play and shop within Tysons, whether they are new office workers or long-time residents. Therefore, a portion of the cost of …
Friday, June 1, 2012
At open house, residents say there is much confusion, few answers over plans for road construction
More than 200 residents came to a Fairfax County Department of Transportation open house Thursday to oppose proposals for new ramps and extensions to Tysons from the Dulles Toll Road, calling the plans "disgusting" for their potential effects on protected woodlands and accusing county officials of putting developer demands ahead of local homeowners. Not one among more than two dozen speakers — including a representative from developer JBG Rosenfeld Retail — offered support for new ramps from the road or an extension of Boone Boulevard. Residents, who ranged from environmental planners and doctors to stay-at-home parents and home association leaders, filled tables and standing space inside Westbriar Elementary School’s cafeteria and …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Neighborhood association says Boone Blvd. ramp will cause "irreversible" damage to woodlands
Fairfax County planners are forging ahead with plans to complete the transportation network around the Silver Line, but the new Tysons Dulles Toll Road Ramps are being met with resistance from Vienna residents who say the ramps and accompanying road extensions are unnecessary and damaging to the area's habitat and environment. County staff has scheduled a public meeting about the ramps from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Westbriar Elementary School, which will include an open house to view displays of the concepts, a short presentation and a question-and-answer session. The plans for extensions and ramps come as part of the Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center; while the county's goal is to create a walkable, mixed-use center …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Loudoun Supervisors begin work sessions before final vote
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Chamber's virtual tour shows Metro to Dulles, but Silver Line is in real danger of getting off track.
Loudoun County Chairman Scott York says he has spent "the better part of 20 years" bringing rail to Dulles. But with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wavering on the commonwealth's contribution and the Loudoun County Supervisors threatening to walk away York says "we are down to the final minutes." York was at Tuesday's Virtual Rail-ty Tour presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The event, at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport, gave chamber members and other business leaders a look at how Metro's Silver Line will impact Dulles Corridor development. And while the hosts conducted a "virtual tour" of the Silver Line from Tysons to Loudoun County, there is real fear costs may doom Phase 2, which will run from Reston's Wiehle Avenue …