Decision on 380 Maple Avenue delayed again as developers and critics struggle to see eye to eye

Mike Dranove Politics, Tysons Update

May 13th’s Vienna Town Council meeting produced no major breakthroughs in the debate over the fate of 380 Maple Avenue, as the Council moved to defer action and to continue public hearing at its next meeting, June 3rd. The move is just the latest delay for the proposal, as residents and developers have been unable to find an acceptable compromise …

Falls Church moving forward with massive development project at site of George Mason High campus

Mike Dranove Tysons Update

Earlier this week, the Falls Church City Council and Falls Church School Board voted unanimously to approve a proposed 1.3 million square foot development at the site of the soon to be demolished George Mason High School (GMHS) campus. With construction of a new GMHS campus set to begin on land directly adjacent to its current location, the City of …

Letter to the Editor: Why the One University plan should not be approved

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By: Neil Gallagher At its inception, it may seem like a reasonable perhaps even a good idea. Let’s take a plot of land owned by Fairfax County Housing authority, lease it to a developer who in turn will build some affordable low income housing as part of a larger project. What could be wrong with this? Who would oppose increasing …

Town of Vienna to host community conversation on potential parking remedies

Town of Vienna to host community conversation on potential parking remedies

Tysons Today Transportation

By: The Town of Vienna Vienna’s Town Business Liaison Committee is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Town Hall to address concerns and potential solutions related to parking in the commercial district. This meeting is a follow-up to a March 14 meeting attended by business owners and others, at which several suggestions were put forward …

Debate over One University development goes until 2:35AM at Planning Commission meeting

Mike Dranove Politics, Tysons Update

Wednesday’s Fairfax County Planning Commission meeting was a bruiser. The night started off around 7:40pm with a one hour debate on noise regulations near Dulles Airport, and ended at 2:35am after lengthy discussion on 4 other major agenda points, including some 20 speakers who voiced their passionate opinions on a controversial development near George Mason University (GMU). Undoubtedly, the night’s …

WhyHotel to set up “pop-up hotel” at The Boro

Mike Dranove Tysons Update

On April 24th, the Fairfax County Planning Commission approved a temporary hotel permit for 150 units at the luxury apartment building, The Rise. Located on the corner of Greensboro Avenue and Westpark Drive, the building is just one part of the massive development, The Boro, pictured above. Working with the startup WhyHotel, the plan is to turn finished apartments into …

Construction of retail buildings wrapping up at Phase III of Tysons West

Mike Dranove Real Estate, Tysons Update

Construction seems to be finishing on the retail buildings at Cornerside Boulevard. The project is part of Phase III of Tysons West, and includes 4 single story buildings designed to house 10 retailers. According to realtors JBG Smith, Smoothie King, Jersey Mike’s, COX, and Dunkin’ Donuts will be among the stores opening at the 16-acre site currently anchored by a …

New concourse at Reagan Airport to open July 2021

Mike Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Reagan Airport will have a new concourse by July 2021, according to a presentation at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Strategic Committee today. The news comes from Washington Post correspondent Lori Aratani who is tweeting live from MWAA meetings today. Some #ProjectJourney dates for completion: new concourse July 2021; secure National Hall Feb. 2021. — lori aratani (@loriara) April …

Lessons to be learned from Silver Line setbacks?

Mike Dranove Politics, Transportation, Tysons Update

Lori Aratani at The Washington Post reports that workers have found cracks in the concrete support pedestals at the Dulles Airport station. As Aratani writes, “The pedestals, which sit atop 20 concrete columns, are critical because they serve a dual purpose: They help anchor the glass walls on the station’s first level, as well as the glass windscreens that will …

Vienna Community Center is golden

Tysons Today Around Town, Tysons Update

by the Town of Vienna The recently renovated Vienna Community Center isn’t only bigger and better – it’s also golden. The community center has received gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The most widely used green building rating system in the world, according to the USGBC website, the LEED program …