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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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Around The Corner

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October 16, 2014
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VDOT continues to push for a widening of Route 123, not in Vienna where it’s 4 lanes, not in McLean where it’s 4 lanes, but here in Tysons where the 6 lanes that currently exist don’t even have any congestion on them. Any traffic engineer who has ever been to Tysons (I doubt any...
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Ovation Vertical Walk Park Complete

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October 14, 2014
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It’s not the pedestrian solution to walkability most North Tysons residents have been hoping for, but it is a start at least. The Ovation apartment park (and walkway) connecting Park Crest with sidewalks along Westpark Drive is complete and looking pretty good. Benches, water features, a winding path as well as a curved stair...
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Capital One Street Grid Project Progressing

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October 10, 2014
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If you’ve taken the Silver Line through Tysons or driven on Route 123 recently you may have noticed the massive site work occurring on the Capital One campus on Colshire Drive. The project is part of the Capital One rezoning and is the first stage for the campus’ redevelopment which includes their ambitious 470′...
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