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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Before It’s A Crisis, A Petition For Route 123

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January 29, 2012
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At this point many could point to Route 123 and question, if we are already seeing a division in economic investment and income levels between South 123 and North 123 what can we do to correct it and what will correcting it really accomplish? This may appear to be pseudo-planning to some but previous...
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1st Annual McLean Chocolate Festival

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January 29, 2012
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The 1st Annual McLean Chocolate Festival is currently going on from Noon to 5PM today at the McLean Community Center. The vendors include local chocolatiers, Godiva, Dogma Dog Bakery, and desserts by Panache restaurant. Admission is $1 and most vendors are providing great deals for those who venture out today. If you have a...
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The Effects of Route 123 Divisions On Tysons 2030

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January 27, 2012
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In part 1 of our analysis of the Route 123 widening we provided a historical context of similar projects and their effects on the communities that directly abutted them as well as the effects, or lack thereof, to traffic capacity. The empirical data overwhelmingly shows that the creation of a barrier such as an...
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The Gap, The Greatest Problem For Tysons in 2030

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January 26, 2012
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In 2030 people will stand at the platform of the Scotts Run Metro Station waiting for their train and look out into the massive chasm created in 2012 under false pretense and biased design criteria and ask why in an era that talked about Green Technology and infrastructure improvement did such an eyesore get...
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Urban Design and Smart Growth Links

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January 23, 2012
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As we have found over the past month it is useful, and sometimes cathartic, to discuss findings, research, and recent news… as well as vent our disappointments, via social media such as our
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Weekend Crossword: Week 3

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January 22, 2012
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It has been a few weeks since our last crossword installment so here’s a new one as we continue to grow the database. Also as this is the end of our first month online we would like to thank everyone who has continued to come back and support our young blog. In our second...
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Public Funding of Schools, Not Property

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January 20, 2012
Australia's Gold Coast skyscraper demonstrates mixed use of private and educational uses

Any long term resident of Northern Virginia will know that the quality of our Public Schools is one of the highest priorities of each jurisdiction and one of the best selling points to new families moving to the area. Any involved citizen will know the Fairfax County Public School system requires a budget of...
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Tysons Corner, The Next U.S. City

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January 17, 2012
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On the heels of the successful conference in 2011, NOVAForward, Bisnow is hosting a conference at the Hilton Tysons Corner including numerous distinguished speakers from a variety of professional fields. This will be the first major conference held at the recently renovated Hilton, and should serve to showcase the new investment in renovation and...
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Urban Housing Gains Momentum In Tysons Corner

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January 16, 2012
Charlotte

When the comprehensive plan for Tysons Corner was adopted in 2010 it was believed it would take 30 to 50 years to increase the city’s population from the idling 20,000 residents to 100,000 residents, half that of neighboring Arlington. This number was derived from comparable data based on the growth of Arlington from 1980...
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Bill and Elena’s Northern Virginia Restaurant Blog

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January 13, 2012
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One of the greatest strengths of the internet is the connection that can be made to people’s views who previously, if you weren’t fortunate enough to know, you would never be privy to. These opinions are unfiltered by the commercialism and advertisement hype that can lead unsuspecting readers or viewers to a poor meal, show, movie,...
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Tysons Welcomes Red Hook Lobster Pound

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January 11, 2012
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You may have noticed a delightful New England smell around Greensboro Drive today, it was the debut of Red Hook Lobster Pound which has received a permit to operate in Fairfax County. Enjoy their chowder, cider, and of course their lobster rolls which have been frequenting the more truck friendly DC and Arlington locals....
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