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  • Strategic location along the Beltway halfway between Downtown Washington and Dulles Int’l Airport has made Tysons a desirable employment center Corporate headquarters include Gannett/USA Today, Hilton, Capital One, SAIC, and Booz Allen Hamilton Metrorail expansion to Dulles is opportunity for transit stations within Tysons
  • 12 th largest business district in the U.S. and largest outside of a central city More office space that Downtown Denver, Cleveland, Baltimore, or Atlanta.
  • Ground level view of office buildings
  • Won’t go into all of the negative aspects of Tysons because they are readily apparent to anyone who comes here, but it is an incredibly successful place from an economic development perspective. - 12 th largest business district in the country, largest outside of a traditional downtown Corporate headquarters of five fortune 500 companies Significant portion of county and state tax revenue comes from Tysons
  • - 1/8 and 1/4 mile rings have no maximum FAR 1/3 and 1/2 mile rings planned for 2.0 - 2.5 FAR Orange areas are assigned specific densities in the Plan, up to 1.8 FAR plus bonuses Yellow areas are planned for low densities to provide a transition to the surrounding neighborhoods
  • - 1/8 and 1/4 mile rings have no maximum FAR 1/3 and 1/2 mile rings planned for 2.0 - 2.5 FAR Orange areas are assigned specific densities in the Plan, up to 1.8 FAR plus bonuses Yellow areas are planned for low densities to provide a transition to the surrounding neighborhoods
  • - 1/8 and 1/4 mile rings have no maximum FAR 1/3 and 1/2 mile rings planned for 2.0 - 2.5 FAR Orange areas are assigned specific densities in the Plan, up to 1.8 FAR plus bonuses Yellow areas are planned for low densities to provide a transition to the surrounding neighborhoods
  • 28 acres on 3 sites, mostly within ¼ mile of Tysons West station fire station proposing to build up to 7.5 MSF of mixed use, 50% office, 40% residential
  • Ground level view of office buildings

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  • Transforming Tysons Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan Matt Ladd, AICP Department of Planning & Zoning Fairfax County, Virginia September 26, 2011
  • Tysons in the DC Region 11 miles to Dulles Airport 11 miles to Downtown DC Image source: Google Maps
  • Tysons Today
    • Economic engine of Northern Virginia
    • 12 th largest CBD in U.S.
    • 105,000 jobs; 17,000 residents
    • Auto-oriented, single-use development pattern
    • Few transit options
    Image source: Fairfax County EDA
  • Tysons Today
  • “ That it is also a strip-malled, traffic-clogged mess does not take away from the fact that it is one of the great economic success stories of our time.” – Time Quote source: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1587284,00.html Tysons Today
  • Why Re-Plan Tysons?
    • Metrorail expansion to Dulles with four Tysons stations
    • Regional growth management strategy to concentrate development in activity centers
    • Tysons is not sustainable (economically or environmentally) as a suburban office park
    Image source: Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
  • Vision for Tysons
    • A livable urban center
    • 75% of growth within 1/2 mile of Metro
    • 200,000 jobs; 100,000 residents
    • Built around transit and walking
    • Affordable/workforce housing
    • New street grids to break up superblocks
    • Maximum parking requirements
    • Parks, plazas, and open space
    • High level of environmental stewardship
    • Arts, cultural, recreation opportunities
  • Transit-Oriented Density
  • Land Use Pattern
  • Density and Land Use Pattern 2011 2050 Red Dot = 50 Employees Blue Dot = 50 Residents
  • Pending Rezoning Applications
  • Typical Condition Spring Hill Rd Tyco Rd Rt. 7 Image source: Bing Maps
  • Proposed Future Spring Hill Rd Tyco Rd Rt. 7 Image source: Georgelas Group
  • Typical Condition
  • Proposed Future Image source: LCOR
  • Public Process Planning Commission Recommendation (May 2010) Board of Supervisors Adoption (Jun 2010) Three Rounds of Alternatives and Community Workshops (2007 – 2008) Task Force Recommendations Presented to Board (Sep 2008) Planning Commission Committee Reviews 4 Plan Drafts (2009 – 2010) Task Force Develops Guiding Planning Principles (2005 - 2006)
  • Building Community Support
    • Robust public input process
    • Education campaign
    • Successful TODs in the region
    • Transparency
  • Robust Public Input Process
    • 45 community workshops and focus groups over 5 year period
    • Hundreds of task force and committee meetings
  • Education Campaign
    • Focused outreach sessions on a variety of topics
      • TOD and Transit
      • Density
      • Implementation
      • Traffic Impacts
      • Bike Tour
    Image source: Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
  • Successful TODs in the Region
    • Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor
    • Bethesda, MD
    • Silver Spring, MD
    • Downtown DC
    Image sources: Coalition for Smarter Growth; Arlington County
  • Transparency
    • Frequently updated web site with meeting and outreach materials, videos
    • Monthly fact sheets
    • 4 Comp Plan drafts made available for comment
    • Regular open house events on redevelopment proposals
  • For More Information www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons