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Interim Pedestrian Requirements Needed in Tysons

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December 29, 2014
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When discussing anything having to do with deficiencies in the Tysons with officials or stakeholders the common response we always hear is “This is going to take time”. I think everyone can agree that a complete reversal of the suburban office park on steroids into a habitable and functioning city is, of course, going...
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7900 Westpark Facadist Renovation Also Adding Some Holiday Cheer In Tysons

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December 17, 2014
WRIT Final Facade Tysons

It’s hard to miss the newest addition to the Tysons skyline from anywhere in the Tysons East neighborhood, Tysons North neighborhood, or passing by along the Beltway. The $35 million dollar facadist redo of the previous Brutalist (and dated) building from 1973 has added some flare to what some criticize as a prototypical office...
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Tysons Holiday Market and Ice Rink Open and Popular

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December 15, 2014
Tysons Holiday Market

The second annual German Holiday Market is up and open again this year. The event has had a huge upgrade in location, going from the loop road near Chipotle to the brand new elevated plaza connected to metro. The event also has a new, very popular, partner in the festive atmosphere with the opening...
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Tysons Central 123 Pedestrian Improvements Mounting

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December 8, 2014
Westpark Drive lacking safe walkway to metro due to construction and lack of crosswalks.

When most people think of Tysons they think of the super blocks of the malls, the impassible obstacles of Route 7 and Route 123, and endless parking lots. Many would try to attack the lack of walkability by focusing on these massive hurdles, but the reality is that these obstacles are in the least...
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Crowd Source Pedestrian Improvements in Tysons

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December 1, 2014
Lack of sidewalk infrastructure between parking lot and metro station, click to enlarge

As a resident, commuter, or shopper in the Tysons area it can be disheartening that improvements for connectivity and safety have lagged far behind the completion of the Silver Line metro to town. There are signals of change in the air with officials and developers agreeing that changes need to be accelerated and trouble...
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Tyson Corner 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo

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November 24, 2014

1645 International Drive—Lillian Court @ Tyson Corner II Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom unit (1,400 sq. feet). Two level Townhouse style-Condo with Patio. Direct access to unit from your reserved garage parking spot. Additional parking available outside. 24 hour security. Washer & Dryer in unit. Master bedroom: has an en-suite bathroom (stand up shower...
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Can Fundrise Build High Rise Projects?

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November 23, 2014
A common layout for new urban high rise projects. Photo of Downtown Portland courtesy of AllAboutCities.ca blog by Wendy Waters

The sharing economy has come to mean many things over the past 6 years of this lagging economy. In some cases it means the splitting of car costs so that two people, otherwise unable to afford a car, could afford one. In the case of Bikeshare it means public investment in reusable transportation which...
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Capital One 470′ Tysons Headquarters Has Official Groundbreaking

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November 18, 2014
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When a Fortune 500 company embarks on a new high rise building to support its headquarters there is a lot of fanfare associated to it. When that new high rise is proposed to be the tallest commercial building in a metro region it amplifies that symbolism of the event. With Capital One’s new 470′...
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Around the Corner

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November 13, 2014
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When Macerich announced last year they had landed selectively located Spanish retailer Zara for their new plaza entrance to Tysons Corner Center it quickly became one of the most popular twitter topics about Tysons. It took a few extra months from when it was anticipated to open, but shoppers can finally enjoy the new...
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Jones Branch Recreational Fields Progressing

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November 11, 2014
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It’s been a couple months since we took a look at the new recreational fields being constructed on Jones Branch Drive near the Park Crest and Fountains developments in Tysons. At that time the site had been cleared and rough graded, but sod and other site elements were not yet begun. Returning to the...
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Pat Sommers Rock Shop – Holiday Special!

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November 10, 2014

Pat Sommers’ Rock Shop is a performance music program that has produced a number of amazing teen bands. The bands play covers and original music. Their interests range from classic rock to punk and heavy metal to alternative, and everything in between.    Pat’s rock credentials include touring with numerous bands (Jagged Steel, Cypress, Sticky)...
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