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Around The Corner

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October 16, 2014
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VDOT continues to push for a widening of Route 123, not in Vienna where it’s 4 lanes, not in McLean where it’s 4 lanes, but here in Tysons where the 6 lanes that currently exist don’t even have any congestion on them. Any traffic engineer who has ever been to Tysons (I doubt any...
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Ovation Vertical Walk Park Complete

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October 14, 2014
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It’s not the pedestrian solution to walkability most North Tysons residents have been hoping for, but it is a start at least. The Ovation apartment park (and walkway) connecting Park Crest with sidewalks along Westpark Drive is complete and looking pretty good. Benches, water features, a winding path as well as a curved stair...
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Capital One Street Grid Project Progressing

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October 10, 2014
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If you’ve taken the Silver Line through Tysons or driven on Route 123 recently you may have noticed the massive site work occurring on the Capital One campus on Colshire Drive. The project is part of the Capital One rezoning and is the first stage for the campus’ redevelopment which includes their ambitious 470′...
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Lack of crosswalks/ closed sidewalk

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October 9, 2014

Anyone else troubled by the lack of crosswalks enabling walking to/from the metro safely?  My call to the County (Brigitte Hill at 703-324-9300) and email to WMATA have gone unanswered.  To make things worse, the Nouvelle building closed the only sidewalk and redirects walkers (with a handwritten sign) to cross at an intersection without...
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Important Senate Debate Held In Tysons

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October 8, 2014
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The growing Tysons region is known for its business prowess and the escalating construction boom that has defined the skyline for a decade now, but last night’s US Senate debate between incumbent Mark Warner and challenger Ed Gillespie shows that Tysons is becoming an important political center as well. As the downtown of Fairfax...
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VITA Tower Nearly Complete

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October 6, 2014
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The cranes had come down last month but work continues on Tysons current tallest building VITA Apartments at One Tysons. The residential tower that is part of the overall Tysons Corner Center rezoning project has quickly become a dominant figure on the skyline on approach from either Route 7 or Route 123. The architecture...
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Tysons Construction Project Map

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October 2, 2014
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We have made some updates to our Tysons Construction Project Map to show new starts on road improvements along Garfield Drive and the newly started Elan West project on Tyco. Let us know if you see any other projects going on in Tysons not shown on the map. The map will always be accessible...
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Fall Construction Updates From MITRE Building 4

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October 1, 2014
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The last time we visited the new office building under construction within MITRE’s growing Tysons campus the future 14-story structure wasn’t much more than an excavated pit for the underground parking garage. The project is part of the Scotts Run Station rezoning by Cityline, but unlike other office buildings in Northern Virginia being built...
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Public Art and Engagement coming to Tysons

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September 23, 2014
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Arts Council of Fairfax County selects artist Julia Vogl for interactive public art project Imagine Art Here. Image Caption: Forecasting Me, London, 2013; Copyright: Julia Vogl The Arts Council of Fairfax County selected London-based artist Julia Vogl for the public art and engagement projectImagine Art Here in Tysons. Over 130 national and international artists responded to a...
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Car Free Day in Tysons

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September 22, 2014
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It’s car free day around the country, a day each year when some of us try to avoid using personal automobiles and instead navigate primarily vehicle based road designs created by our favorite people at the local DOT. For those of us in Tysons, it can be a harrowing task so we thought we’d...
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Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival a Success

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September 22, 2014
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The line at Porkus Maximus was about as much proof as you needed that combining good drinks with spit fired and smoked barbecue is going to be popular, especially when there’s metro access running (finally). Saturday was the first annual BB.BBQ Fest for Tysons, an event that has been hosted in other parts of...
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