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Navid Roshan-Afshar

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Garfield Parcel Construction At Scotts Run Imminent

April 24, 2014
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I had an opportunity to speak with Tom Fleury of Cityline Partners yesterday at the Fairfax County Parks Authority meeting. I noticed on my way to the meeting some new construction materials being delivered to the Garfield Parcel at Scotts Run Station, which last month housed an outdated and vacated office building that saw...
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Public Meeting On Tysons Park System Concept Plan

April 24, 2014
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I was able to attend the Fairfax County Park Authority meeting yesterday which discussed the new Tysons Park System Concept Plan. We previously summarized many of the elements of the plan in a previous post, but the meeting brought up some interesting clarifications we were not aware of. The concept for the trail loop...
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The Confusion Over Tax Rates and Assessments

April 23, 2014
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This morning the Board of Supervisors for Fairfax County voted to pass a residential real estate tax rate increase of $0.005 per $100 assessed value. This takes the rate from $1.085 to $1.09 which by itself is only a 0.4% increase from current year. For the average home owner, this difference in the tax...
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Tysons Park System Concept Plan

April 22, 2014
Franklin Street Park. Photo from www.thebostondaybook.com

This past week Fairfax County posted their first draft of the new Tysons Park System Concept Plan, which serves as one part master plan, one part “where we are” in terms of agreements and existing parks in the growing city. It’s an important step to help iron out the goals and interaction of open...
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Inspiration Monday: Roadways and Waterways

April 21, 2014
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Proposed Concept Implementation in Tysons Score Streetsblog.net addresses some of the insanity in San Francisco surrounding residents who want more housing that is affordable downtown, but want to restrict every project that comes in to limit heights and overall density. Which leads me to wonder, if you don’t allow new units to come up,...
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Around The Corner

April 18, 2014
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The week started off with some confusion and police excitement as a situation turned from an isolated barricade at the Rotonda Condos to a fears of flammable or explosive materials. Luckily, the incident concluded without violence and the suspect, 62-year old Michael Gordon, was apprehended and now faces charges of Arson. By the way...
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Tysons Tower Interior Photo Tour

April 17, 2014
Tysons Tower construction and interior tour

There has been a lot of excitement about the Tysons Tower project since it began construction in 2011, replacing what was formerly the circuit city anchored strip mall space adjacent to the mall. The building has accomplished something that is pretty unique as of recent in Northern Virginia, it filled most of its tenant...
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Tysons Mall Redevelopment Photo Tour

April 16, 2014
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I had a unique opportunity today to tour the nearly complete Tysons Tower high rise at Tysons Mall with a group of professionals from the American Planners Association (APA). The last time I had taken some photos at the mall of the construction work, it was obvious that I would not be able to...
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Has Our Vehicle-Centric Society Forgotten Traffic Laws?

April 15, 2014
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Last week I was visiting some family in Burke and while driving back to Tysons on Braddock Road I witnessed an extremely dangerous traffic situation. Just after the intersection for Wakefield Chapel Road there is a crosswalk striped mid-block that leads from a perpendicular trail to a bus stop on the side of the...
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Capital One Height Debate Much Ado About Nothing

April 13, 2014
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The Connection Newspaper was present at an MCA debate over the approval of Capital One‘s new headquarters tower, which will be the region’s tallest at 470′ (something we noted here about 2 months before all the other media outlets). While the MCA did ultimately approve the new building, it did so only reluctantly after much harangue about the overshadowing nature...
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Photo Pool Friday

April 11, 2014
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Above: A photo of the construction occurring around Tysons Corner Center on a foggy night. Photo by Benjamin Burgess Photography. Left: A long exposure photo of Spring Hill Metro station at night. Photo by Stephen Timms on twitter @stimms15 Below: A photo of North Tysons from the Carr Workplaces office space along Tysons Boulevard....
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