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Despite What You’ve Heard There’s Plenty Of Parking

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June 20, 2013
Scotts Run Station Cleveland Parcel Parking, click to enlarge

When you listen to the news, read stories in the paper, or hear chatter from people you know about all the development going on in the Washington DC area it gets difficult to screen out exactly which development and project is being referred to and what it will look and function like. One project...
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Workforce Housing in Tysons and the Public Cost

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June 18, 2013
Cumulative Revenue Reduction of Workforce Housing in Tysons through 2050, click to enlarge

In the summer of 2012 Supervisor Pat Herrity, who recently I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to, stated that the new requirement for 20 percent of all new dwellings developed in Tysons to include Workforce Housing, would cost the County $500 million dollars. We have been covering the issue of workforce...
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Know Your Supervisor Series: John Cook

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June 17, 2013
Fairfax County

Supervisor John Cook was gracious enough to invite me to visit his Braddock office this past week to discuss transportation and land use in Fairfax County and Tysons. For those of you needing some background about Supervisor Cook, he has been on the Board of Supervisors for four years, he has been active in...
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Tysons Google Earth Updates

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June 15, 2013
GoogleEarthupdateJune

It’s been slow going in creating a library of the existing buildings in Tysons for Google Earth. 26 million square feet of office space from scratch takes a long time to model. Here are our updates from June.
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Jammin Java/Luke Brindley album release

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June 14, 2013

Jammin Java is doing a release show at Jammin Java (where else?!) Friday June 21 for the new Luke Brindley albums that are on iTunes June 18. You can listen/download here: http://brindleymusic.com/ . They’re called Our Year I & II. These are a product of releasing a song every Monday at his website http://brindleymusic.com. This...
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Fairfax County Public Schools: What are the choices?

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June 14, 2013
Frost Middle Schools Orchestra Program, photo by Fairfax County on flickr

I was perusing DC Urban Moms and Dads yesterday and came across the following comment: “ We definitely need more capacity, particularly in the Tysons area where FCPS and the county will continue to lowball the projected numbers for new students until our kids are being taught in parking lots. “ This is obviously a topic...
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Bike Trail Connectivity Concept

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June 12, 2013
Example of a bike trail within an electrical easement, click to enlarge

The W&OD trail is a real asset to Northern Virginia which connects neighborhoods as far west as Loudoun County to Arlington and DC. It is consistently used by commuters and recreational users alike and for some home buyers is a tangible benefit. The W&OD comes tantalizingly close to Tysons and the new Silver Line...
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Celebrate Fairfax Photo Pool

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June 10, 2013
Photo of Celebrate Fairfax Ferris Wheel, "Fairfax Fair Fireball" by Herrow_Leo on flickr

When I saw this picture by Herrow_Leo on flickr I had to let others know about it. This was taken at night at the Celebrate Fairfax event. Do you have any photos of the event that you’d like to share? Let us know. Otherwise let this talented photographer know he took a great shot.
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Workforce Housing Rental Pricing Shows Minimal Reductions

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June 10, 2013
Tysons Mall photo by Instant Vintage, click to enlarge

The differences between traditional subsidized housing, Workforce Dwelling Units (WDUs) and Affordable Dwelling Units (ADUs) are substantial, as we noted in part 1 of our look at market modified housing policies. Firstly, WDUs are not necessarily in order to provide low income housing, as can be seen by the range for eligible applicants. WDUs...
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Greensboro Park Place Rezoning Coming Up This Month

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June 6, 2013
Greensboro Park Place rendering by VIKA, click to enlarge

In Tysons, where it seems that every square inch is being turned up in an effort to redevelop, reconfigure, and reconnect the city into the surrounding communities it becomes difficult to track everything that is coming down the construction pipeline. This past week I noticed a plan in the works I had never even...
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Around the Corner

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June 5, 2013
Tysons Tower in Silhouette

It was a crazy day in Tysons; Another major rezoning was approved by the Board of Supervisors, making LCOR’s Commons of McLean project the 5th major plan to attain approval. The plan proposes more than 2500 housing units and the possibility of some ground floor retail, though some supervisors pointed out the lack of...
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