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Fairfax Connector Proposing Improvements and Tweaks to Silver Line Bus Routes

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January 21, 2015
Bus Meeting In Vienna To Discuss New Fairfax Connector Service

It’s been nearly 6 months since the Fairfax Connector bus service was realigned to take into account the new Silver Line extensions to Tysons and Reston. It was apparent, after only this short amount of time, some of the plans on paper would not function well in reality. We have been persistently highlighting some...
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1775 Tysons Boulevard Facade Glazing Begins

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January 19, 2015
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Just the other day, we were asked by a reader when the glass facade for the new 1775 Tysons Boulevard was expected to go up. Only a week after the question had been posed we have an answer. The non-ground floor levels started receiving the glazing (exterior windows) late last week, and it looks...
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WMATA Operational Costs Compared to Other Jurisdictions

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January 14, 2015
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The following charts were created using data from National Transit Database information located here and is based on the latest full year data for all jurisdictions. Cost of living (COL) was derived from payscale.com. Major takeaways from the data. WMATA systems cost more on a personnel and on a total operation basis for rail &...
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Capital One Tysons Highrise Preparing For Foundation Construction

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January 13, 2015
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The much anticipated Capital One headquarters, which at 470′ will be the tallest commercial building in the region once completed, is showing signs of construction progress. Crews have been spending the past few months bringing the overall site to final elevations, including work on a new road grid link for the campus. It now...
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Fairfax Connector Losing Possible Riders Without NextBus

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January 11, 2015
Bus Stop by Elvert Barnes

The completion of Silver Line Phase 1 provided Fairfax County, and their county bus system Fairfax Connector, an opportunity to realign many routes that had not changed in years to better connect passengers to the Silver Line. By removing many east-west paths that were redundant with the Silver Line, Fairfax Connector was able to...
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MITRE Building 4 Rising Above Previous Campus Buildings

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January 7, 2015
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MITRE Building 4 isn’t the most ambitious new project in Tysons, lacking some of the mixed use and high density qualities that other new buildings have been incorporating into their designs. Compared to its prior generation neighbors at the MITRE campus however, the new MITRE Building 4 is a indication of the power of...
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Elan Tysons West Begins Vertical Construction

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January 5, 2015
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It was late summer when we happened to cross paths with the under construction Elan Tysons West, which had broken ground without much ceremony or public relations. Similar to Greystar’s first tower in Tysons, Ascent, the completion of the project has been focused on delivery first and pageantry second. Now heading into the core...
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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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Local company leader named in MPA’s Hot 100

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December 9, 2014

DENVER, Colo (Dec. 8, 2014) – A leader at a Tysons Corner-based company has just received one of the mortgage industry’s highest honors. Andrew Peters, CEO of First Guaranty Mortgage Corp, has been named as one of Mortgage Professional America Magazine’s Hot 100 for 2015. This list, compiled annually, honors 100 people who have...
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