Activate Fairfax Seeks Proposals to Transform Vacant Tysons Building into Creative Space

Tysons Partnership, designated as the Implementation Entity for the Tysons 40-Year Comprehensive Plan, is proud to champion placemaking efforts within Tysons — and we have an exciting opportunity to share!

As part of an effort to support entrepreneurship and create vibrant places, Fairfax County is looking for ideas to repurpose the former Container Store at 8508 Leesburg Pike in Tysons. The site, located between the Spring Hill and Greensboro Metro Stations, is owned by the County, and Tysons Partnership will serve as a member of the Request for Interest (RFI) Steering Committee.

This project, “Activate Fairfax: 8508 Uncontained,” is a pilot of the Department of Economic Initiatives new program, Activate Fairfax, which aims to transform vacant commercial spaces into economic development destinations which boost innovation and entrepreneurship, demonstrate creative placemaking and feature the Made in Fairfax Network. Dynamic pop-up, cultural, artistic or community-oriented programming aligned with these goals will be encouraged to ensure that the space functions as a vibrant asset and experience for residents and visitors. Responses will be accepted until April 20, 2020.

For more information and instructions on how to submit an RFI, or information about the Made in Fairfax Network, visit the Activate Fairfax webpage.