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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Walking Tour of Tysons with Coalition for Smarter Growth

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September 29, 2012
New pre-cast-in-place pedestrian bridges to be installed over 123, currently assembled in a side parcel

Today’s event led by Stewart Schwartz of Coalition for Smarter Growth was everything one would want from both a photographic opportunity to get access to some of the tougher reaches of Tysons, but also an informational session with numerous sides of the discussion represented. Susan Linn of Fairfax County was their providing insight on some...
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Planning Commission Reviews Arbor Row Development

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September 28, 2012
The new AMT building is the largest office component of the project and has a direct occupant

Late last night the Planning Commission was presented with Cityline’s Westpark development project Arbor Row, of which we have discussed in some detail previously. Arbor Row consists of 2.5 million square feet of mixed use construction largely consisting of residential and retail uses. The project includes 7 distinct blocks which include 1 or 2...
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Boone Boulevard Extension Concept

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September 27, 2012
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You might remember about 4 months ago a public meeting between Fairfax County, FCDOT, and residents around Tysons Corner/Vienna turned into a heated debate and public disillusion with previous agreements made by county officials. The once promised conservation zone of Old Courthouse Spring Branch Stream Valley Park faced demolition in order to install… a...
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Around the Corner

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September 25, 2012
Parking Day 2012 Example

LMI is moving their headquarters from McLean to what is quickly becoming Headquarters Row on Jones Branch Drive. The new headquarters will anchor a to-be-built 11-story office building near the 495 express lane ramp to Jones Branch between fortune 500 companies Fannie Mae, Gannett, and Hilton Worldwide. The new office tower is designed by architecture...
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Personal review of Mosaic District

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September 24, 2012
Personal review of Mosaic District

I want to start off by saying that I read Mr. TheTysonsCorner’s initial review of the district and already had some opinions about how the development is turning out. However, visiting the site opened my eyes on the future of this area and how it will develop over many years. I will say that...
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Great Tysons Eats

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September 24, 2012

China Wok: 8395 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, (703) 893-4488 I am sucker for great Peaking duck, and this place is the best in Tysons. On weekends the duck is carved tableside. What else is good? Well just about everything! Go for the specials and the dishes that are listed on the yellow and...
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Mosaic District and the Angelika Theater

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September 22, 2012
The streetscape within Mosaic

Many south Vienna, Tysons, Falls Church, and Merrifield residents have been patiently waiting for the completion of the first phase for the Mosaic District located south of the Dunn Loring metro in Merrifield. What was once an aging multiplex movie theater and strip mall has already experienced a makeover with new apartments and condos...
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Around the Corner

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September 21, 2012
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Progress was made at the planning commission last night as the board moved to approve the funding mechanisms for infrastructure over the next 40 years within and to Tysons Corner. The approximately $5 billion in funding (between $25-35 million of which will come annually from public funds) provides for a grid of streets, Fairfax...
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Virginia Senate Debate Held at Capital One Tysons Headquarters

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September 20, 2012
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The inside the beltway crowd had an opportunity to see the often used dividing line today on their trip to Tysons for the Senate debate between former Senator George Allen and former Governor Tim Kaine. Capital One’s auditorium is about as close as one can get to the beltway without being stuck in traffic...
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OpEd: GOP Energy Policy Disregards Impact of Leveraged Risk and Health

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September 18, 2012
Smog in China from coal combustion causes serious aesthetic and health repercussions

It doesn’t take a savvy political insider to decipher the platforms of the GOP and Democrats when it comes to energy policy. Democrats believe that in the short term we are tied to combustible sources but are willing to increase subsidization to renewable sources to slow and eventually reverse that position. At the same time the...
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Tysons Tower Crane Assembled For Vertical Construction

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September 17, 2012
Tysons Tower Site

Late last week the Tysons Tower project finished the first step in the construction process with the majority of earth work operations completed for Phase 1 of construction. You may have noticed far fewer dump trucks coming from the property and that brand new multi-hundred foot crane hovering over Route 123. From above we...
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