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 …

W&OD

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 …

Fairfax County green lights new retirement community in Tysons

Mather LifeWays Tysons Update

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted June 25th to unanimously approve entitlements for “The Mather“, a high-rise life-plan community designed for ages 62+. “We are thrilled to have received approval for this exciting new community,” said Mather LifeWays CEO and President, Mary Leary. “The Mather will offer apartment homes with SMART home technology, amenity-rich community spaces, and luxury of …

The Boro Whole Foods

DC area’s largest Whole Foods set to open in Tysons this fall

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A spokesperson for the developers of The Boro, the 18-acre mega project across from the Greensboro Metro Station, told TysonsToday that the development’s Whole Foods will open this fall.  At 70,000-square-feet, the Whole Foods will be the DC area’s largest, and will be just 10,000-square-feet shy of its flagship store in Austin, Texas. On the whole, The Boro’s massive development …