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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Are We There Yet?

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October 30, 2012
The new AMT building is the largest office component of the project and has a direct occupant

When the new Tysons Comprehensive Plan was approved over two years ago, no one believed it would take this long for the County to begin allowing construction. In many of the earliest applications, the projects had been in the works for the better part of a decade, working hand in hand during the comprehensive...
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McLean Redevelopment Comes to Beverly Road

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October 26, 2012
New building coming to McLean, but it might not be the kind most resident's want

If you live or work in McLean just outside of the glass towers of Tysons you may have noticed a new mid-rise building under construction on Beverly Drive. The new building sits across the street from a mixed use high-rise, which gave me hope as a big fan of the new McLean revitalization concepts...
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Kaiser Permanente Entrance Confusing Visitors

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October 25, 2012
Entrance To Kaiser Permanente Tysons Corner

If you have had to visit the Kaiser building and had trouble finding it, you aren’t alone. I have a good vantage point on the confusion every morning and afternoon and see every five minutes a new visitor, eyes down on an undetailed GPS map, slowing down to a crawl in the right lane,...
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Rising Lease Costs More to Blame Than Tax Rates

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October 23, 2012
L'Enfant likely didn't note any specific height restrictions when he first laid out Washington DC

We might need to take a breather from the ongoing fight sparked by the Washington Post article this week stating Tysons is the new downtown not DC. Or we could fan the flame by pointing out the dynamics of why Fairfax’s future will be similar to Charlotte while DC will remain relatively traditional in...
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Around the Corner

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October 22, 2012
Structural Parking is cost effective in Tysons

Today in Around the Corner, planning controversy surrounds statements made during an expert panel on the future of Tysons where developers and business leaders noted that Tysons will be the future of the economy in the region It started with a discussion as summarized on the Patch. (patch) Then all the DC folks at the...
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Faux Business Growth and the GOP

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October 20, 2012
Industries connected by freight rail see far less operation cost than those relying on truck freight

A lot has been said this election cycle about how the GOP is “business friendly” and capable of creating jobs and profits for entrepreneurs. The RNC insists that a mixture of reduced regulations and taxes will spur the greatest economic growth since the 1950s with 12 million new jobs. The GOP unfortunately is completely...
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Ritz Camera Closing This Week

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October 19, 2012
Ritz Camera going out of business (final week)

Attention photography enthusiasts and mall goers looking for some early Christmas shopping. Long time tenant Ritz Camera is closing its Tysons Mall (as well as several other locations) store and has been in the process of liquidating their stock for the past month. With only one week left before the doors close they have some camera...
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Park Crest Two Ovation Apartments Above Ground

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October 17, 2012
Ovation at Park Crest is officially above ground at level 1

In the world of high rise land development timing is everything. No wonder after years of planning, reviewing, engineering, and financial securing that most high rises hit the ground running once the site begins construction. Looking around Tysons you can see several projects which are aggressively proceeding with the hope of delivering the first...
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New Year, New You, New Body ?

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October 16, 2012

So the New Year is about to come upon us again, What are your Fitness Goals and how will you motivate yourself to stick with them ? Fitness1stwolff
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Around the Corner

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October 15, 2012
City Creek Center in Salt Lake City

Commuters may have noticed a new feature above Dolley Madison Boulevard today. Crews successfully installed one half of the pedestrian bridge last Friday. The technique used several powerful hydraulic lifts on a movable platform to position the bridge above Route 123 with almost no impact to traffic and in 1/10th of the time that...
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Tysons to Charles Town Promotional Event

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October 15, 2012

Now that summer has officially passed you may feel like taking a trip out of town will need to wait for a few more months. In reality, now that travel season has slowed, tourism dollars go a lot farther in an effort to get people out to regional destinations. Case in point, our sponsor...
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