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Why the opposition to the Tysons Connector Bus Service

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May 25, 2013

See www.wbcrier.com Three local residents have effectively killed the Vienna commuter route 432. Can it be saved?
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Around the Corner

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May 24, 2013
Capital One Headquarters Tysons Corner

Around the Corner today; The Washington Post ran a story this week about Capital One’s plans for its headquarters in Tysons. The story notes that Capital One received rezoning approval only a few months ago, and is now asking to switch where their marquee headquarter building will go, and how tall it will be....
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FCPS Inequality: Services and Transportation Lagging

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May 23, 2013
FCPS-schoolbus

On Wednesday May 1, 2012 my family received a letter from FCPS Advanced Academics Department stating that our rising 4th grader had been found eligible for level IV services. Level IV, according to the FCPS website; provides full time academic placement for highly gifted children.  She currently attends Cunningham Park where there is no...
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Arbor Row Block A Updates From Home Properties

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May 20, 2013
ArborRow Block A Building 1, 24-story apartment, from FDP by Shalom Baranes Associates Architects and Parker Rodriguez, Inc Planning. Click to enlarge

Tysons has seen over a dozen major rezoning applications, one third of which have been approved or are near approval. With tens of millions of square feet in new development in the pipeline it becomes difficult to review the individual components and parcels that are contained within each major submission. Inside each Reston Town...
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Bike to Work Day

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May 17, 2013
Photo of bike commute via flickr Seth W.

If you didn’t hear today was Bike to Work Day, an annual event that challenges commuters to find a way out of the car and reconnected to the neighborhood via two wheels. If you did hear about Bike to Work Day, and participated, we want to know how it went. Did you face any...
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Dogtopia Shows the Power of a Healthy Business Environment

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May 16, 2013
Could this be the future location of Dogtopia's Headquarters in Tysons? The current flagship store sits within the Georgelas Spring Hill Station redevelopment.

For many business experts and corporate heads the only asset that the Washington Metro area has going for it is federal contracting. They look at the 3rd largest consumer base, with the highest aggregate education and financial strength of any comparable region, and can’t see past the idea that this is a government only...
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Outer Beltway Needed? Scrutinizing the Logic of Pet Projects

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May 14, 2013
Robert Francis McDonnell, aka Bob McDonnell, is the Governor of Virginia. Image by DonkeyHotey, Flickr

This morning you may have heard the NPR story on VDOT and the CTBs urging for the Outer Beltway. NPR noted that the transportation study shows that traffic on Prince William and Loudoun roads will increase by 75% to 250%. Wow! That’s a lot more cars on the road. We better start building right...
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Economic Data Shows Continued Commercial Growth of Tysons

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May 13, 2013
Taipei's Skyline is an example of the physical representation of a regions wealth and commercial productivity, click to enlarge

This past week two important economic reports came out showing just how strong of a case is to be made about the future downtown of Tysons. While the visual characteristics of Tysons is anything but urban or reflective of traditional commercial business districts, it is economically a clear case of a downtown that is...
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LCOR Commons of McLean Attains Planning Commission Approval Recommendation

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May 9, 2013
LCOR Commons of McLean rendering by WDG Architecture. Building 1 shown on the right of the screen. Click to enlarge

Tonight the Planning Commission of Fairfax County recommended approval of LCORs redevelopment for the Commons of McLean, located in eastern Tysons. The project includes seven mid/high-rise residential buildings ranging from 6-stories to 23-stories. Some commissioners voiced concern over the lack of represented retail use. “The statement on retail should be stronger” noted Commissioner Donahue...
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Around The Corner

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May 7, 2013
SAIC-Westpark From SAIC's Rezoning Application, rendering by FXFowle. Click to enlarge

Around the Corner today; It has been a very good 6 months for Macerich, as noted by Washington Business Journal. After nabbing Intelsat from their long time headquarters in D.C., they follow up with a local relocation/expansion from Deloitte to the new Tysons Tower for a lease of 3 floors. Who said commercial real...
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Updates From Ovation Apartments At Park Crest

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May 6, 2013
Ovation Apartments as seen from International Drive, click to enlarge

Since last we checked in Clark construction (of Phase 2 Silver Line Construction fame) has been quite busy at Ovation Apartments. The project has risen several stories since the last post on Ovation. Beyond the near completion of the structural skeleton Clark has also begun installing some of the facade and window elements on...
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