Saturday, April 27, 2013
Future of Route 432 through Vienna is unclear. What do you think should happen with the route?
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is zeroing in on a plan for enhanced bus service to help residents get to new Metro stations when the Silver Line opens at the end of 2013. More than 40 percent of the Fairfax Connector system will change in some way when those stations open, and officials are seeking feedback from residents to provide the best service possible. Wednesday night’s meeting in Tysons marked the end of the second round of public input sessions on the routes. FCDOT representatives conducted the first round in February, when many residents wanted to see changes to route layouts and bus frequency. The revised plan features more midday and evening bus service on Reston and Herndon routes. Officials also restored the …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tysons realtor Amrish Pinto predicts how the market will react to redevelopment.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Supervisors voted Tuesday to back a funding plan for the next 40 years.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday endorsed a plan that would require Tysons developers and landowners to fund billions of dollars worth of transportation improvements to help the area become the county’s new urban center. But support of the plan is split among stakeholders. About half of the 25 speakers during a two-and-a-half hour public comment period Tuesday night vocally opposed the plan, which sets up a special tax district that will require some residential landowners to pay higher taxes along with developers. The Board’s 7-2 vote to approve the plan brings the special tax district one step closer to fruition. With a tax hike of 7 to 9 cents per $100 of assessed value, the district is expected to generate …
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, March 22, 2012
Fairfax police investigating incident as an attempted suicide.
Friday Morning Update: The 20 year-old Arlington County man who fell from the fourth floor of a Tysons Corner Mall parking garage is expected to live, Fairfax County police said Friday morning. The case is still being investigated as a suicide attempt therefore police are not releasing the victim's name. The incident occurred about 5 pm. Thursday afternoon at Tyson's Corner one mall on Chain Bridge Road. He fell from the parking garage located across the street from the Chipotle restaurant. Marjorie Veiga said when she and her daughter were entering the mall around 4:50 p.m. Thursday, she saw a young man on the parking deck rooftop, talking loudly on his cellphone. "[He] seemed to be very angry at whomever he was calling," she said. A few …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tysons, several theaters in Northern Virginia still have tickets available for midnight showing of much-anticipated movie.
Some theaters in the D.C. area are devoting multiple screens to “The Hunger Games” when it opens at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and some of those showings are already sold out. Nationwide, advance ticket sales for the movie have broken records. Online movie ticket sales company Fandango reported Tuesday that more than 2,000 showings nationwide are sold out. Pre-sales are bigger than that of the first “Twilight” film. The official movie trailer on YouTube has gotten more than 8.3 million views (see it at right). Movie studio executives are predicting the movie could rake in upwards of $85 million in its first weekend, The Huffington Post reported. Here in Northern Virginia as of 9 a.m. Wednesday: The movie, based on books by Suzanne Collins, is …
Monday, February 6, 2012
"Rolling blockade" will travel across Dulles Toll Road bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday
Monday, February 6, 2012
Drivers using eastbound Route 7 from Winchester to Beulah Road may want to seek alternate routes Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid wide-load deliveries for Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction. Traffic along Beulah Road from the Dulles Toll Road north to Route 7, just west of Tysons Corner, also will be affected. Trucks will be delivering components of a traction power substation to a location off Chathams Ford Drive, which is adjacent to the eastbound lanes of Dulles Toll Road immediately east of Beulah Road. Each day, three trucks, each accompanied by three pilot cars, will create a rolling blockade when delivering the components and again when leaving the site. Traffic disruptions will take place as the trucks and escort vehicles move …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Feld Entertainment says relocation of 190 employees part of a strategy to get more of its operations under one roof
Nearly 200 employees will soon leave the Tysons Corner headquarters of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, for a new $20 million headquarters in Florida. The company, which also runs Disney On Ice and Monster Jam, among other entertainment entities, announced Monday it would permanently relocate 190 jobs, part of an effort to locate all parts of the massive international organization under one roof, the Washington Post reports. Construction has yet to begin on the 47-acre plot in Ellenton, Fla., but when completed it will have about 100,000 square feet of office space and 450,000 square feet of manufacturing space across two buildings. The move will take about five years and still leave more…