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Navid Roshan-Afshar

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7915 Jones Branch Rezoning Redevelops Office to Residential

August 27, 2014

About 6 months ago Washington Business Journal ran a story about Kettler’s newest project within Tysons, 7915 Jones Branch Drive; a strip of Tysons known best for being home to two Fortune 500 headquarters. Not much was known at that time other than a few illustrative renderings and general size and height of the...
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Lerner 1775 Tysons Boulevard Improving Neighborhood Massing

August 25, 2014

For nearly a decade the Tysons II property has been developed asymmetrically, focusing entirely on the west side of Tysons Boulevard. After several years of delay, Lerner Enterprises announced earlier this year that they would begin vertical construction of their newest addition, 1775 Tysons Boulevard. The building itself is similar to prior projects in...
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Month 2 of Parkageddon

August 22, 2014
Parkageddon Tysons

It’s time to once again return to the misery that has befallen our little city of Tysons, #parkageddon. For those of you unfamiliar Parkageddon involves the onslaught of the driving hordes searching for hours in town for a parking space because none was provided for the Silver Line metro. Of course, there were 700...
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Meridian’s Greensboro Place Rezoning Deferred Again

August 20, 2014
Meridian Events Plaza

After a one month hiatus on public meetings, the new schedule for the planning commission was posted for September this week. It came as a big surprise that the Greensboro Place project, Meridian’s rezoning at the SAIC headquarters in Tysons, has been deferred again to a new date… this time in Spring of 2015....
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Tysons East To See The Greatest Transformation From Redevelopment

August 18, 2014

The development plans that are in the pipeline in Tysons propose radical changes to the area, removal of surface parking lots, construction of high rises, street level retail, and human scale infrastructure but no neighborhood of Tysons will see as great of a change as Tysons East. The district of Tysons East, one of...
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Nouvelle at Arbor Row Already Towering Over The Neighborhood

August 14, 2014
Nouvelle Tysons

At 12-floors above ground, the new Nouvelle by Hanover on Westpark Drive is already the tallest building its neighborhood in Tysons, tucked between abandoned two story offices and the under renovation 7900 Westpark Drive. The building is one that has sparked our interest for a long time, being the first new building in Tysons...
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Plaza At One Tysons Metro Access Pending Construction Completion

August 13, 2014
Plaza At One Tysons Metro Access Pending Construction Completion

We’ve been asked a few times about the second exit from the mezzanine level of the Tysons Corner metro station which is currently chained and gated. There is some confusion about where that will eventually lead, whether it will be public, and if it will help people avoid crossing the road below to get to...
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Tysons Corner Metro Station Bike Lockers Unnecessarily Split

August 11, 2014

Let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth, getting bike infrastructure of any kind in Tysons is novel, and understandably an evolving study, but this week I couldn’t help but notice the deficiency of the current layout of bike lockers at the Silver Line’s Tysons Corner station. The station, like others in Tysons,...
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Best Western Coming Down Best Westpark Going Up

August 4, 2014
Best Western Rezoning

You might have noticed the Best Western on the corner of Westpark and Leesburg Pike has been abandoned and set for demolition if you’ve passed by the neighborhood recently. The reason is Dittmar’s ambitious plans to create a mixed use community and new hotel site with access to Greensboro and Springhill Metro stations. While...
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Week 1 of Parkageddon

July 31, 2014
Parkageddon Tysons

As an ongoing effort to document and archive the horror that has befallen our town of Tysons, Parkageddon, we are starting a weekly discussion on how parking is going around town. So far there have been a couple of anecdotal disturbances in neighborhoods (can count them on one hand) of people taking the cheap...
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No More Excuses In Tysons: Status Quo Threatens Safety

July 29, 2014
Fairfax County

For several years transportation officials, planners, and Fairfax County leaders have known that the Silver Line would be a reality, and that pedestrian improvements would be necessary to make sure people could safely use the transit line. After a nearly 9 month delay, County officials are now telling us there wasn’t enough time? Residents...
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