tysonspartnership.org - 05/25/2016

The Odd Lots

With all redevelopment comes trade-offs, and there are a myriad of good economic and development reasons to consolidate lots into larger parcels.

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tysonspartnership.org - 04/29/2016

Art, Beer and Public Space at the Silver Line

One year ago, an empty parking lot, a shuttered adult movie store, and an eyesore of a wall started a journey of transformation. It is rare instance when such a disused space exists within 200′ of a metro station, and the opportunity was not missed by a few ambitious minds. After months of work, and just […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 04/08/2016

The Arbor Addresses Affordability In Two Ways

This past week the Fairfax Board of Supervisors approved plans for a 25 story condominium — the first condominium of the new Tysons — within the north central district of Tysons. The project had some contentious moments going through staff review on its way to approval, including a debate about affordable housing and whether proffer […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 03/01/2016

Isabella Eatery Shows Experimental and Innovative Side of Tysons

The old diatribe goes, there’s no high quality food in the suburbs; that’s the land of chain restaurants and fast food strip malls. Those who have perpetuated this idea are either living in the past or in an alternative universe. Restaurants like Taco Bamba, Maple Avenue, and the multitudes of authentic ethnic options from Vietnamese to […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 03/01/2016

Large Outdoor Screening Space Coming To Tysons

As part of the Capital One signage plan approval received from the Planning Commission this week, it became public that Capital One plans on creating a massive 15 x 69 foot outdoor display screen which will serve corporate purposes during business hours with the ability to do outdoor movie screenings and special events after hours. The […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 01/25/2016

Tysons Gets BikeShare, Where Should Stations Go?

It was very exciting news when Fairfax officials recently announced that Tysons would be getting new Bikeshare stations. It was only a few months ago that news was coming out about Reston getting stations, leading many to wonder why it would skip the burgeoning, and urban-aspiring, Tysons. Well it turns out officials and the Tysons […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 01/24/2016

A Greater Concept For The Vesper Trail

For a few years FCDOT has been analyzing concepts for the Vesper Trail, a connection from North Vienna to Tysons and the Silver Line metro. The focal connection is a 2000 foot trail connection which extends from Spring Hill Road to Vesper Street. This is a great start to connecting thousands of residents in North […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 01/10/2016

Superblock Remediation: Jones Branch and Westpark

What are superblocks? If you aren’t typically drawn to urban planning discussions you may have never heard this word before, despite being able to know it when you see it. A superblock is just as it sounds, a city block on steroids. Prior to the automobile age there was a striking similarity to how cities were laid […]

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tysonspartnership.org - 09/07/2015

Tysons Plaza Then and Now

With the completion of Phase 1 of Tysons Corner Center I got nostalgic about some of the progress photos we took of the project, and just how much has changed in the forgotten corner of the mall. Here’s a look back at the metamorphosis.

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