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Monthly Archives: July 2012

McLean Starts Revitalization With Power Line Burial

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July 31, 2012
Construction of Underground Ducts

If you have been driving around the Old Dominion and Chain Bridge region of McLean the past month you may have noticed some extensive trench construction occurring along much of the right of way. Dominion will be relocating many of the above grade powerlines, the scourge of the derecho, below ground as part of...
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NAACP Complaint Against Thomas Jefferson High Schools Sparks Debate

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July 28, 2012
The curriculum at TJ provides for hands on learning of solutions not just concepts

If you follow local news at all, which we hope is why you are reading this article, you have likely heard that the NAACP has filed a formal complaint to FCPS over admissions rates of hispanic and african american students which lag far behind the regions population. As with many things that involve the...
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Around the Corner

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July 27, 2012
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The Examiner and Fairfax County look at Tysons Corner infrastructure costs independent of the rest of the region (TheExaminer) As we reported yesterday, the Planning Commission has deferred the Capital One Rezoning recommendation until September due to the uncertainty over funding for infrastructure. Is the region missing striking while the iron is still hot?...
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Dear WMATA and My Bus Driver…

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July 26, 2012
On the 425 running down the toll road

After a long day in a cubicle in downtown DC,  I begin an equally arduous task of commuting back to Virginia from Northeast DC.  It would seem that a metro ride and a seven minute bus ride would be straightforward, but recently, it seems that my commute is getting tougher to tolerate.  I don’t...
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Current Rezonings in Tysons Corner

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July 25, 2012
ScottsRun

  Zoning Case # Applicant Status Submitted Last Update Scheduled For BoS Meeting PCA 92-P-001-09 Cityline Partners LLC Pending Staff Approval 5/20/2011 9/21/2011 Not Scheduled Scotts Run Station North (3 Office Towers and 2 Residential Towers between 208′-273′). Application proposes to preserve the Scotts Run waterway and include recreational park space and trails. Application...
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Tysons West Opposition Might Be Unfair

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July 22, 2012
TysonsWest

May 31st, 2012 marks a day when residents of the Tysons region were confronted with what could happen if citizen stewardship was not responsible for oversight of the urbanization plans. Without a local voice Tysons, Vienna, and McLean will remain powerless to regional improvements, such as new Dulles Toll Road ramps, which endanger the...
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Congratulations to Our First Monthly Giveaway Winner

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July 20, 2012
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Our first monthly giveaway term is over and the winner is… (drum roll)… ArchEllen who followed our twitter feed to know just the right time to get involved. Her 6 points is a good start. We hope she will tell others how delicious her meal at Chef Geoffs is going to be thanks to...
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What Do You Think Is Needed First?

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July 19, 2012
Jones Branch Drive lacks sidewalks outside of pedestrian bridges for Freddie Mac

With so many projects necessary to make Tysons Corner a residential hub instead of an office park on steroids, its difficult to know what is important in the early process and what could be delayed. Many people were outraged by FCDOTs first project, Boone Boulevard ramp, as it was out of scope with the...
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Streetscape and the Psychological Impact of Perception

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July 18, 2012
A Streetscape that doesn't have to have high rise towers by Broad Street Group

Streetscape. It’s one of those trend words like green, sustainable, or smart growth that have been vaulted from planner jargon to resident conversation. Unlike the nebulous and often vague definitions of the latter, streetscape is a very real and impactful design element which can define a region as “walkable” or transportation desserts. So what is this...
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Around the Corner

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July 17, 2012
SolarWV

Silver Line reaches an important construction milestone with the final segments of the structure through Tysons being put in place today. (WTOP) Fairfax County moves towards a holistic approach on transportation solutions even outside of Tysons for how the region will travel and commute by 2050 but will the ambitious transit and transportation plans...
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Our Virtual City

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July 15, 2012
Town Hall

In anticipation of our first monthly giveaway, we are announcing the second part of the competition. Each month a new block will be added to a virtual city depicting the growth of our virtual community. Monthly giveaway winners will be dedicated a block with the height and type of building dependent on the number...
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