Sheraton Renovations to Provide New Residential Homes in Tysons

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

What used to be tallest building in Tysons, the former Sheraton Hotel, was once a mecca for business luncheons, corporate meetings and political celebrations.  In spite of its convenient location along Leesburg Pike, the owners closed its doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents were auctioned off and residents wondered what would happen to the familiar landmark …

Tysons Update Spring 2022

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

With Construction Boom, County Adds Emergency Services in Tysons As high-rise, high-density residential and commercial development booms in Tysons, fueled in part by the 2014 arrival of the Silver Line, so has the need for the expansion of emergency services. For proof, just look at The Boro along Route 7 at West Park Drive, the coming expansion by Macerich Corp. at Tysons Corner Center, the Capital One …

Silver Line Phase 2: Progressing Toward Safe, Reliable Service in Spring 2022

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Trains running along corridor as part of essential  ongoing safety, durability testing In December, trains were running along the corridor between the Ashburn and Wiehle-Reston East stations as part of simulated service testing. There were no passengers aboard. Observers along the Reston-Herndon corridor and westward along the Dulles Greenway to Ashburn were hopeful as they saw the trains running at service-level …

A Virtual Visit to the Herndon Metrorail Station

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

While Phase 2 of the Silver Line is not yet open to the public, here’s the Herndon South Pavilion with the green canopy of the long-existing Herndon-Monroe bus bays to the right. Looking north beyond the pavilion one can see the pedestrian bridge leading over the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and Access Highway lanes to Herndon Station. Pictured at top:Photo …

Gone But Not Forgotten: Transit-oriented Development Changes the View

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

Change has indeed come to the north side of Leesburg Pike along Westpark and Greensboro drives in Tysons since the arrival of the Silver Line in 2014. Once dominated by office structures and the landmark West Park Hotel—which has been demolished and serves as a parking area while awaiting redevelopment—the area is quickly becoming a strong example of transit-oriented development. The centerpiece is …

Tysons Update

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

Reston Town Center Next Rising Up Along Silver Line Phase 2 Alignment As the region’s economy continues its post-pandemic upswing, so do new mixed-use developments near the new rail stations along the Silver Line corridor. For example, new construction between Reston Town Center and the rail line dominates the skyline along Sunrise Valley Drive near Reston Town Center Station. The 28-story and 20-story office …

The End of the Line: Congresswoman Wexton Visits the Silver Line Phase 2’s Ashburn Station

Syrina White Transportation, Tysons Update

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, serving Virginia’s 10th District, recently paid a visit to the Ashburn Metrorail Station – the final stop for Phase 2 of the Silver Line, a 23-mile extension of Metro, the Washington, DC, region’s heavy rail public transportation system. Often touted as Data Center Alley, Ashburn is northwest of Washington-Dulles International Airport in the median of the Dulles …

The South Pavilion at Ashburn Metorail Station

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

THE END OF THE LINE — So here’s what’s at the end – or, if you’re a Loudouner, the beginning – of Phase 2 of the Silver Line: Ashburn Station, where punch list work and other finishing touches are taking place. Ashburn and five other Phase 2 stations will open at the same time after the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority …

Improvements to the Old Meadow Road Intersection

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

It’s been a long time coming for residents and businesses along the Route 123/Old Meadow Road area of McLean/Tysons, but road work related to Phase 1 of the Silver Line’s McLean Station is wrapping up. Crews have been working for several years to make improvements to the Old Meadow Road intersection that realign it perfectly with the entrance to the …

Tysons Silver Line Update: Progress Continues as Leaders Target September Deadline

TysonsToday Staff Tysons Update

Phase 2 of the Silver Line, which will extend Metrorail service from the Wiehle Reston East Station west to Ashburn, will be ready for transfer from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority) to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) this fall. Charles Stark, an Airports Authority executive vice president and head of rail project, said he is confident that …