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Fate of Vienna’s 380 Maple Avenue may finally be decided tonight

Michael Dranove Politics, Tysons Update

Tonight’s Vienna Town Council meeting could put an end to months of debate over plans to rezone 380 Maple Avenue for mixed-use development.  Last fall, developers submitted a proposal to tear down the office building currently occupying 380 Maple in order to build a mixed-use development consisting of 39 condos, 7500 square feet of retail, and 125 parking spaces.  Since then, Town …

Fairfax County leaders break ground on improvements to Route 7

Virginia Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

State and local partners broke ground today on almost seven miles of transportation improvements coming to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) that will increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, and provide better mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes adding a third lane to Route 7 in each direction from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive in Tysons, building shared-use …

Vienna Town Council mulls e-scooter regulations

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Vienna Town Council members expressed concern at Monday’s Work Session over how to regulate e-scooter usage.  Issues raised by the council included the number of scooters that would be allowed in the Town at any given time, designated parking places for scooters, and whether scooters would be allowed to drive on the road or on the sidewalk.  On the latter …

Bad intersections and bike lane planning

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling Transportation, Tysons Update Leave a Comment

This article was reposted with the permission of the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling. On June 5, 2019, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation held a public hearing on its Intersection Improvement Study at Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road. The study includes plans for bike and pedestrian facilities, which is good, but the hearing highlighted a couple of problems with …

Community meeting on Dolley Madison corridor traffic

Fairfax County Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

Supervisor John Foust and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a community meeting on the Dolley Madison Corridor Study this Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. The purpose of the study is to analyze Dolley Madison Boulevard between the Dulles Toll Road and Old Dominion Drive and recommend solutions to improve traffic conditions. …

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One University development a step closer to reality

Michael Dranove Tysons Update Leave a Comment

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors moved 9-1 Wednesday to amend the Comprehensive Plan, paving the way for a final decision on the development of student, senior, and affordable housing units near George Mason University (GMU).  Known as One University, the proposed development would comprise 10 acres located at the intersection of Route 123 and University Drive.  It would include …

You can now vote to name the I-66 bike path

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

The Virginia Department of Transportation has just posted an online survey to help Fairfax County choose the name of the forthcoming I-66 trail.  The 11 mile trail would connect Merrifield, the Fairfax County Government Center, Fair Lakes, Centreville, and Cub Run.  Parts of the trail would run adjacent to 66, behind a noise barrier, while other parts would run along …

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Opinion: Reston, we have a problem

Michael Freedman-Schnapp Tysons Update Leave a Comment

Reposted with the permission of Greater Greater Washington Reston — the nationally-renowned Fairfax County New Town founded in 1964 — is at a crossroads. While the physical fabric outside the Reston Town Center has changed little over the last two decades, the community’s founding vision of inclusion has begun to slip into the background. In its first 30 years, Reston …

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Fairfax County receives formal proposal for indoor ski resort

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

Defunct portions of the I-95 landfill in Fairfax County may soon be home to one of the longest indoor ski slopes in the world.  Alpine-X, a development partner of Netherlands based SnowWorld International, has formally submitted a proposal to construct a 500,000 sq. ft. ski complex on non-operating portions of the Lorton Landfill.  The complex would include a 1500 ft …

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Planning Commission approves Reston Crossing proposal

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

The Fairfax County Planning Commission voted yesterday to approve the “Reston Crossing” development, a 14 acre park-centered development located just south of the future Reston Town Center Metro station. Created by New York based developers Tishman Speyer, the 2 million square foot development would be comprised of 7 new high rise buildings along with 7 acres of open space. Of …