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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 Central 123 Pedestrian Improvements Mounting

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December 8, 2014
Westpark Drive lacking safe walkway to metro due to construction and lack of crosswalks.

When most people think of Tysons they think of the super blocks of the malls, the impassible obstacles of Route 7 and Route 123, and endless parking lots. Many would try to attack the lack of walkability by focusing on these massive hurdles, but the reality is that these obstacles are in the least...
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Crowd Source Pedestrian Improvements in Tysons

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December 1, 2014
Lack of sidewalk infrastructure between parking lot and metro station, click to enlarge

As a resident, commuter, or shopper in the Tysons area it can be disheartening that improvements for connectivity and safety have lagged far behind the completion of the Silver Line metro to town. There are signals of change in the air with officials and developers agreeing that changes need to be accelerated and trouble...
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Can Fundrise Build High Rise Projects?

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November 23, 2014
A common layout for new urban high rise projects. Photo of Downtown Portland courtesy of AllAboutCities.ca blog by Wendy Waters

The sharing economy has come to mean many things over the past 6 years of this lagging economy. In some cases it means the splitting of car costs so that two people, otherwise unable to afford a car, could afford one. In the case of Bikeshare it means public investment in reusable transportation which...
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Capital One 470′ Tysons Headquarters Has Official Groundbreaking

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November 18, 2014
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When a Fortune 500 company embarks on a new high rise building to support its headquarters there is a lot of fanfare associated to it. When that new high rise is proposed to be the tallest commercial building in a metro region it amplifies that symbolism of the event. With Capital One’s new 470′...
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Around the Corner

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November 13, 2014
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When Macerich announced last year they had landed selectively located Spanish retailer Zara for their new plaza entrance to Tysons Corner Center it quickly became one of the most popular twitter topics about Tysons. It took a few extra months from when it was anticipated to open, but shoppers can finally enjoy the new...
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Jones Branch Recreational Fields Progressing

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November 11, 2014
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It’s been a couple months since we took a look at the new recreational fields being constructed on Jones Branch Drive near the Park Crest and Fountains developments in Tysons. At that time the site had been cleared and rough graded, but sod and other site elements were not yet begun. Returning to the...
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Future Tysons East Massing

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November 5, 2014
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We had previously written a post on how Tysons East is going to be the most dramatically changed district in Tysons as can be seen by the map of projects currently proposed for rezoning. Maps show how much land area is planned to be overhauled, but it doesn’t capture the drastic nature of that...
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Reston Town Center Versus Tysons Comparisons Lack Planning Utility

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November 2, 2014
Tysons: Blue, Reston: Yellow

You may have seen the article by the Washington Post comparing the Reston office market to Tysons. There was some interesting information provided, including the fact that new urbanist planning designs (those with human scale streets and mixed land use) yield better return for land developers in the form of higher lease rates. It...
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Meridian Parklet Begins Construction On Greensboro Drive

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October 28, 2014
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The intersection of Solutions Drive and Greensboro Drive has become well known for the food truck scene in Tysons (until recently atleast) but it may become better known for an after work events space and parklet being constructed by property developer Meridian as part of their overall rezoning for the property. Greensboro Place proposes...
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Garfield Building At Scotts Run Station Progress Photos

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October 20, 2014
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Earlier this summer Cityline and JLB took a major step forward on their Garfield Parcel project at the corner of Anderson Road and Dolley Madison Boulevard by securing the site perimeter and beginning earthwork operations. The 425 unit apartment building has been a significant earthwork undertaking, with three levels of below ground parking, getting...
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