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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The saga of 380 Maple Avenue is over…probably

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The Vienna Town Council moved 5-2 Monday night to approve a controversial mixed-use development of 39 condos, 7500 square feet of retail, and 125 parking spaces at 380 Maple Avenue.  The bitter fight between developers and opponents that began last September is over…probably. The catch is that before voting, Councilmember Pasha Majdi raised the possibility of rescinding the development’s approval …

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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 …

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

Michael 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 …

“Responsible development” slate wins Vienna Town Council election

Michael Dranove Politics

Incumbent Howard Springsteen, ophthalmologist Nisha Patel, and Steve Potter, founder of Vienna Citizens for Responsible Development, were winners in yesterday’s Vienna Town Council election.  Running a coordinated campaign in favor of “responsible development,” the three winners beat out incumbent Tara Bloch, and challengers Julie Hays and Tim Strike. The results represent a major victory for the vocal critics of the …

Development central issue in Vienna, Reston elections

Michael Dranove Politics

The scope and character of development in Fairfax County is expected to be a central issue of upcoming elections in Reston and Vienna.  In Reston’s Hunter Mill, four candidates have put themselves forward for the Supervisor’s Seat after the incumbent, Cathy Hudgins, announced that she would not be seeking reelection.  The election is coming on the heels of a heated …