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Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Ridership Grows at Silver Line Stations Ridership at two of the four Silver Line Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner is soaring. Mixed-use developments are springing up, filling the skies with creative architecture.  New businesses are opening, along with a wonderland of all sorts of new eateries and food stores.

Tysons Development With Tallest Building In DC Region Approved

Emily Leayman - The Patch Talk of Tysons, Tysons Update

Via the Patch By  Emily Leayman The development’s Iconic Tower is slated to have a height of 600 feet with an observation deck. TYSONS, VA — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the View at Tysons development, which will feature the region’s tallest building. The developer is Clemente Development Co. Five buildings will be part of …

Developer Breaks Ground On Massive $1.4B Reston Project: Report

Dan Taylor - The Patch Talk of Tysons, Tysons Update

Via the Patch By Dan Taylor The groundbreaking for a 36-acre Reston development reportedly happened earlier this month. RESTON, VA — A massive $1.4 billion project will soon tower over Reston, and officials broke ground on the project earlier this month, according to a report. Bisnow reports that Brookfield Properties held a groundbreaking Oct. 7 for Halley Rise, which will be …

When Phase 2 of the Silver Line opens, Reston Residents Will Be Served by Three Stations: the Phase One Wiehle-Reston, the Reston Town Center Station and Herndon Station.

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Here’s a  close-up of the Herndon Station. It is is being constructed by Capital Rail Constructors, a joint venture of Clark Construction LLC and Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., as part of of the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County. Herndon Station includes: Bus drop-off and pick-up (south side) Kiss & ride (existing) 5 lockers (south) Bike racks …

Donate to Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Tysons Today Talk of Tysons, Tysons Update

Looking for a way to donate to Hurricane Dorian? Here are a few local organizations providing support to those impacted: Red Cross – The Red Cross is currently providing aid in The Bahamas. They are currently accepting monetary donations for relief efforts or visit their website to find a location to give blood. World Central Kitchen – Famed and local DC …

Tensions flare at 6 hour Vienna Town Council public hearing on 380 Maple Avenue

Michael Dranove Politics, Tysons Update

Voices were raised and hands were gestured at the Vienna Town Council’s unprecedented July 15th public hearing on a proposed/already approved mixed-use development at 380 Maple Avenue. The topic of the night’s heated discussion was a proposal put forward by Councilmember Pasha Majdi on July 1st to rescind the Vienna Town Council’s June 17th approval of a mixed-use development consisting …

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Improvements may soon be on the way for W&OD trail

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

The Vienna Town Council gave the go ahead on July 1st to submit a grant application for federal funding to improve the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail.  The grant, which would require a 20% match from the Town, would secure up to $500,000, and would go towards constructing lighting, removing invasive species, and improving a number of crosswalks along …

Vienna Town Council rejects assisted living facility over parking concerns

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

On June 17th, the Vienna Town Council rejected a proposal from Sunrise Senior Living to construct a mixed-use retail and 108 bed assisted-living facility at 100 Maple Avenue.  Despite over a year of back and forth discussions, Sunrise was unable to convince the Council that the development would not overly strain the area’s limited parking resources. The main question surrounding …

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Reston Crossing Phase I receives approval

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors gave the final go ahead Tuesday for construction on Phase I of the park-centered Reston Crossing development. At 14-acres and 2 million square-feet, the development is set to include 7 new high rise buildings along with 7 acres of open space. The center-piece of the project is set to be a large park located …

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Fairfax County urges residents to end “wishful recycling” as global crisis intensifies

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

In the mid-2000s, a concept known as “single-stream” recycling came into practice in localities across America.  New technology enabling recycling centers to easily separate materials allowed consumers to place their recyclables into a single bin for collection, rather than separating them prior to disposal. At the time, the process was viewed by most as a win-win-win.  Consumers would recycle more …