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Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Concept For Industry and Fairfax

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February 27, 2012
The Waste and Energy Company (AEB) is part of the City of Amsterdam. AEB is a world leader in the sustainable conversion of waste into energy and valuable, reusable raw materials. AEB’s mission: to extract the maximum possible benefit from waste.

We have already shown how Fairfax currently contains some capacity for infrastructure, most notably heavy rail and the possibility of shipping ports in our previous discussions Part 1. We have also discussed the variance in design and feasibility for industrial uses in a region which has been less than friendly to manufacturing partnerships in...
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Don’t Blame Us, It’s Your Fault

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February 25, 2012
TV-outage

By now you may think that The Tysons Corner has a strict urbanist mind set and like many urbanists we believe that outer suburbs and those that reside in them are to blame for budget deficits of transportation needs currently facing all levels of government. Sometimes we all can get too carried away blaming...
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Cityline And WRIT Envision a New Westpark Drive

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February 24, 2012
Cityline-ArborRow

It has been a while since any word came on new projects adjacent to the new Lerner Tysons II construction currently under way along Westpark Drive. In January the Washington Post provided an article indicating Cityline’s reduction in development properties through contracts to individual residential management companies, including the sale of Arbor Row pending zoning approval from Fairfax County....
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Mike O’meara Show Coming To Falls Church

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February 24, 2012
TMOS

The State Theater of Falls Church will be hosting Radio royalty on March 31st when Mike O’Meara, Robb Spewak, Oscar Santana, and Buzz Burbank visit for a live broadcast of their wildly popular podcast TMOS. I’ll be attending, 1) because it will be the best entertainment happening around Tysons Corner that weekend, and 2) because I have been a...
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Industry Going Green Cuts Down On The Red

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February 23, 2012
RPA Buffers maintain the environment of streams but serve the greater purpose of filtering water and airborne pollutants for the region

Does Fairfax have the dynamics to create a thriving industrial base? When most people create the image of Fairfax in their head they see a county which is built to capacity, priced for higher income residential lands, and lacks anything that could be considered heavy freight capacity. This is an image which has been...
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The New Restaurant King of Tysons

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February 22, 2012
Supermug

Tysons Corner has long been known as the home of the chophouse with power house names like Mortons, Ruth Chris, The Palm, and a dozen other places to get a professional grade steak or chop. With the recent closing of Mortons and Michel at the Ritz on Route 7 some noted the economics of...
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Park Crest Two Will Join A New Skyline

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February 20, 2012
Tysons Corner Skyline-01

With nearly 70 percent of the metro silver line phase I now complete many have questioned the lack of new construction in TOD zones, with the exception of Tysons West Promenade and the recently approved for construction and financing Georgelas Springhill Station Phase I. The lack of construction along Route 7 and Route 123,...
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The Correlation Between Outsourcing and Oil Price

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February 19, 2012
Blue containership with containers 7

The 2012 election season has been in full force for several months now and the predominant issue remains jobs. While many people’s perceptions have shifted to believing that America no longer builds or manufacturers goods, the truth is our manufacturing sector remains an essential component of the economy. The era of outsourcing has taken...
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The Business of New Business

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February 17, 2012
By understanding the design elements that helped integrate industrial uses in communities, as can be seen in New England, but incorporating LEED and environmentally sensitive designs 21st century manufacturing can be both cost effective and low impact

Many citizens and localities over the past four years of stagnant and declining economic growth have seen the difficulty in creating new forms of commerce and business in the United States. The Washington metro area has been lucky to be buoyed by a federal budget that seemingly is recession proof. While federal contracts in...
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Land Use and Your County, Lessons From SimCity

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February 15, 2012
Nowork-SimCity

Anyone who is a child of the gaming era knows about the groundbreaking sandbox game Simcity. The game created a generation of city planners, architects, and engineers. The premise is simple, take region given a geographic constraint and simply using your ideas on the distribution of utilitarian, municipal, residential, commercial, and industrial uses, connected...
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A Review and 1st Visit to Almost, Maine at the 1st Stage Theater

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February 11, 2012
AlmostSnow

Today I had a chance to do something I have been looking forward to for a long time, I went to the 1st Stage Theater in Tysons Corner for the first time. I had no idea what to expect, I have been to smaller theaters before and it always is a mixed bag. At...
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