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Month 2 of Parkageddon

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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

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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

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August 18, 2014
TysonsEastFuture_Feature

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

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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

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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

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August 11, 2014
BikeLockerTysons_Feature

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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Medical Office Building coming to former Sir Walter Raleigh Inn in Merrifield

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August 6, 2014
sirwalterraleighinn

    Photo from LoopNet website  Gatehouse Medical Center will replace the former Sir Walter Raleigh Inn at 8120 Gatehouse Road in the Merrifield, VA area. When I passed by the construction site, I noticed the Sir Walter Raleigh Inn sign has not been taken down. According to LoopNet website, the newly constructed building...
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Best Western Coming Down Best Westpark Going Up

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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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Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, July 26, 2014 Phase I Silver Line, Opening Day and Phase II progress

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August 4, 2014
Tysons Metro Station, Photo by Benjamin Burgess

A week late but better late then never. 5 stations and 11.7 route miles of Phase I of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver line) opened on July 26, 2014. These 5 station and 11.7 miles bring the Metrorail system from the previous total of 106.3 miles and 86 stations to 117 miles and...
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Week 1 of Parkageddon

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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

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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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