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Tysons Corner Metro Station Bike Lockers Unnecessarily Split

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February 25, 2015
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Let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth, getting bike infrastructure of any kind in Tysons is novel, and understandably an evolving study, but this week I couldn’t help but notice the deficiency of the current layout of bike lockers at the Silver Line’s Tysons Corner station. The station, like others in Tysons,...
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ROTI Mediterranean Grill Opens New Location in Tysons

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February 19, 2015

ROTI Mediterranean Grill, a fast casual restaurant company known for its unique emphasis on the healthy, fresh ingredients and bold flavors announced the opening of its newest restaurant at 8461 Leesburg Pike, McLean, VA. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The new Roti eatery marks the 20th restaurant overall, and the 10th in the Greater Washington D.C. area. “We...
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Westpark Sidewalk Gap Doesn’t Need New Right of Way

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February 16, 2015
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For years now residents of North Tysons have had to mitigate a lingering sidewalk gap that doesn’t appear to be going away. Along the north side of Westpark Drive near the intersection of International Drive a steep slope and forested area has kept FCDOT from being able to connect the neighborhood of Park Crest...
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Demolition of Best Western on Westpark Imminent

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February 11, 2015
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When the Board of Supervisors approved the Westpark Plaza rezoning late last year a lot of people were happy that days were numbered at the aging, and abandoned, Best Western at the corner of Leesburg Pike. The hotel has been abandoned for nearly a year, which always leads to complications from poor maintenance to...
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Tysons East Growing Quickly: Future Skyline

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February 8, 2015
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Washington Business Journal reported this week that yet another development project, the first building of LCOR’s Commons of McLean is set for groundbreaking. The building would join four other mid and high rise towers currently under construction, including two at the Cityline Garfield parcel, MITRE Building 4, and Capital One headquarters. To date the...
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Potential Office to Residential Conversions in Tysons

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February 3, 2015
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In case you missed this non-Tysons related story from the always interesting to read UrbanTurf blog, office to mixed use conversions are becoming very popular in the DC area. This is clearly a reaction to increasing over supply in office space caused by a slower federal contracting economy and the likely over delivery of...
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Garfield Parcel Assembles High Rise Tower Crane

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January 29, 2015
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Despite what some local macroeconomics experts might be telling you, the construction boom continues unabated in Tysons. Considering Fairfax has gained 40,000 residents since the 2010 census, and that there is no chance there were 15,000-18,000 new homes built in the county, it is obvious that residential multi-family remains marketable. Lucky for Tysons high...
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Tysons Assessed Values 2000 Through 2014 Animated

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January 28, 2015
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We’ve compiled over 10 years of tax information in order to understand how the Tysons area has evolved and continues to evolve since 2000. Some interesting points, in 2010 and 2011 Tysons (and most of Northern Virginia) saw some major assessed value depression caused largely by a reduction in government contracts. This was most...
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Gathering of Real Estate Leaders from Industry and Government Discussed a Transforming Tysons

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January 26, 2015
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On January 21st, Altus Group State & Local Tax and Advisory hosted the second-annual breakfast panel of real estate industry trend-setters in a discussion regarding two marquee redevelopments in Tysons. Panelists agreed that the vision to turn Tysons (formerly known as “Tysons Corner”) from a strictly nine-to-five place to work into a livable community...
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Nouvelle Arbor Row Nears Final Height

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January 25, 2015
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The last time we discussed the construction at Arbor Row was this past summer, when the rising Nouvelle apartments was only 12 floors above ground. Six months later and the building is almost to its final height, 27-stories, except for some final mechanical enclosures. There is still a lot of work left, and construction...
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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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