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 …

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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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 …

“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 key issue at Vienna Town Council candidate forum

Michael Dranove Politics

Challengers and incumbents vying for three Vienna Town Council seats denounced recent development projects along Maple Avenue, and spoke out in favor of serious changes to zoning regulations during a candidate forum at the Vienna Community Center yesterday. Hosted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associaton, the April 16th event drew incumbents Tara Bloch and Howard Springsteen, along …