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Navid Roshan-Afshar

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Lerner 1775 Spring Construction Update

March 30, 2015

The cold winter has not appeared to drastically slow down the rate of construction in Tysons. I visited Lerner’s 1775 Office Building on Tysons Boulevard in January when the construction effort had shifted from the structure to window glazing. The look of the final building is taking shape. A dual story ground level with...
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Forgotten Tysons Transit Users Resort To Self-Furnishing

March 26, 2015

Perhaps the most indicting image of Tysons is a bus stop, without a bench, with two make shift lawn chairs for seating. Something as simple as a bus shelter is evidently too much to ask for from Fairfax County. Here, on the corner of Westpark Drive and Park Run Drive, 4000 residents and thousands...
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Construction Updates From MITRE Building 4

March 23, 2015

No big news here on MITRE Building 4. The tower continues to progress with it’s steel frame and initial skinning on its way to topping out sometime this summer. The massing of the building looks pretty good and in scale with the adjacent buildings, despite being much taller. The smaller footprint selected for the...
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Capital One Headquarters March Construction Update

March 15, 2015

When we last visited the Capital One project in January the snow covered site was progressing slowly through the winter frost. The foundation piles were being drilled at that time, and temporary construction trailers had just begun to populate the site. The construction site might look similar to that January visit but there are...
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2015 Scheduled Repaving Means Road Diets Coming To North Tysons

March 12, 2015

It’s been a long and frustrating wait for the lofty goals of a new Tysons to come to fruition, but in 2015 the most populated part of Tysons might start seeing real substantial changes for pedestrian and bike improvements. 2015 is a scheduled repaving year for most of Tysons which provides FCDOT (with guidance...
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Hoar Construction Breaks Ground At Commons of McLean

March 10, 2015

A little over one year after LCOR Commons of McLean received zoning approval for their redevelopment of several hundred low rise apartment buildings into over 2,000 mid-rise and high-rise apartment units, ground has broken for the first phase. The initial development of 319 apartment units is being undertaken by Hoar Construction, for Building 1...
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Tysons 2015 Assessed Tax Value Rises

March 8, 2015

It’s been a tough few years for commercial real estate through out the Northern Virginia landscape, with vacancy rates above what has been typical averages over the past two decades. However, office space near metro stations, especially newer construction, has been a buoy with higher occupancy and helping to offset falling values in older...
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Tysons Under-developed Property of the Month

March 5, 2015

With so many plans approved and in the pipeline in Tysons one might think that all the usable space in Tysons, atleast that which is close to metro, is already in the process of redevelopment. In reality Tysons is a very large land area, and even with all of the development proposals there are...
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Future Tysons: Video Showing Current and Planned Greensboro

March 3, 2015

With so much development planned and underway in Tysons it can be difficult to imagine what the changes will mean to individual neighborhoods. Many question whether the new development will look like more of the same in town or if it will help create a more urban network of streets and buildings. In my...
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Elan Tysons West Apartment Already Towers Above Nearby Buildings

March 1, 2015

Elan Tysons West, a 34 story residential apartment being built near Spring Hill metro station, is beginning to “tower” over  the adjacent 2-story industrial buildings that are typical of the Tyco Road area. We noted the tower crane had been assembled a couple months ago. The building is now at two-stories, largely due to...
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Tysons Corner Metro Station Bike Lockers Unnecessarily Split

February 25, 2015

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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