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Fashion Friday: Free Fashion Northern Virginia Event

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September 5, 2014
Fashion Friday: Free Fashion Northern Virginia Event

It has been a while since I have written a section on fashion. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, there will be a free fashion event in Fairfax, VA at Fairfax Corner from 11:30am-2:00pm. Click here to sign up/RSVP for the free event. Photo Credit: Google Plus
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Greystar Quietly Begins Construction on Second Tysons High Rise

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September 4, 2014
Greystar Quietly Begins Construction on Second Tysons High Rise

It’s deja vu all over again. It seems like just yesterday Greystar broke ground on the first post-comprehensive plan high rise building in Tysons, Ascent. Thirty months later, and it seems Greystar’s appetite for fanfare remains low, despite their ambitious plans in town. Just like their ground breaking at Ascent, their newest project 1521...
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423 Bus Routing Shows Why Ridership Has Dropped

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September 3, 2014
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Transportation planning is not an easy thing to do. Politics, economics, physical reality, and a dozen other factors can take infrastructure that looks good on paper and render it unfeasible and at times diluted beyond recognition. Case in point, the 423 bus, one of three new circulators that are meant to serve the growing...
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Construction has begun next to Tyco Road.

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August 28, 2014

I am noticing that crews are now driving piles in a lot next to Tyco Road (behind the old Buick dealer building that is for the time being a furniture store) – this is the place where the Metro construction crews had staged things during Silver line construction.  I assume that this is the...
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7915 Jones Branch Rezoning Redevelops Office to Residential

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August 27, 2014
JonesBranchSitePlan_Feature

About 6 months ago Washington Business Journal ran a story about Kettler’s newest project within Tysons, 7915 Jones Branch Drive; a strip of Tysons known best for being home to two Fortune 500 headquarters. Not much was known at that time other than a few illustrative renderings and general size and height of the...
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Lerner 1775 Tysons Boulevard Improving Neighborhood Massing

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August 25, 2014
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For nearly a decade the Tysons II property has been developed asymmetrically, focusing entirely on the west side of Tysons Boulevard. After several years of delay, Lerner Enterprises announced earlier this year that they would begin vertical construction of their newest addition, 1775 Tysons Boulevard. The building itself is similar to prior projects in...
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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
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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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