Transforming Tysons Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan Matt Ladd, AICP Department of Planning & Zoning Fairfax County, Virgi...
Tysons in the DC Region 11 miles to Dulles Airport 11 miles to Downtown DC Image source: Google Maps
Tysons Today <ul><li>Economic engine of Northern Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>12 th  largest CBD in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>1...
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 econom...
Why Re-Plan Tysons? <ul><li>Metrorail expansion to Dulles with four Tysons stations </li></ul><ul><li>Regional growth mana...
Vision for Tysons <ul><li>A livable urban center </li></ul><ul><li>75% of growth within 1/2 mile of Metro </li></ul><ul><l...
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 Alte...
Building Community Support <ul><li>Robust public input process </li></ul><ul><li>Education campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Succ...
Robust Public Input Process <ul><li>45 community workshops and focus groups over 5 year period </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds ...
Education Campaign <ul><li>Focused outreach sessions on a variety of topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOD and Transit </li></u...
Successful TODs in the Region <ul><li>Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Bethesda, MD </li></ul><ul><...
Transparency <ul><li>Frequently updated web site with meeting and outreach materials, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly fac...
For More Information www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons
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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
  • SSC2011_Matt Ladd PPT

    1. 1. Transforming Tysons Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan Matt Ladd, AICP Department of Planning & Zoning Fairfax County, Virginia September 26, 2011
    2. 2. Tysons in the DC Region 11 miles to Dulles Airport 11 miles to Downtown DC Image source: Google Maps
    3. 3. Tysons Today <ul><li>Economic engine of Northern Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>12 th largest CBD in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>105,000 jobs; 17,000 residents </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-oriented, single-use development pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Few transit options </li></ul>Image source: Fairfax County EDA
    4. 4. Tysons Today
    5. 5. “ 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
    6. 6. Why Re-Plan Tysons? <ul><li>Metrorail expansion to Dulles with four Tysons stations </li></ul><ul><li>Regional growth management strategy to concentrate development in activity centers </li></ul><ul><li>Tysons is not sustainable (economically or environmentally) as a suburban office park </li></ul>Image source: Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
    7. 7. Vision for Tysons <ul><li>A livable urban center </li></ul><ul><li>75% of growth within 1/2 mile of Metro </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 jobs; 100,000 residents </li></ul><ul><li>Built around transit and walking </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable/workforce housing </li></ul><ul><li>New street grids to break up superblocks </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum parking requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Parks, plazas, and open space </li></ul><ul><li>High level of environmental stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Arts, cultural, recreation opportunities </li></ul>
    8. 8. Transit-Oriented Density
    9. 9. Land Use Pattern
    10. 10. Density and Land Use Pattern 2011 2050 Red Dot = 50 Employees Blue Dot = 50 Residents
    11. 11. Pending Rezoning Applications
    12. 12. Typical Condition Spring Hill Rd Tyco Rd Rt. 7 Image source: Bing Maps
    13. 13. Proposed Future Spring Hill Rd Tyco Rd Rt. 7 Image source: Georgelas Group
    14. 14. Typical Condition
    15. 15. Proposed Future Image source: LCOR
    16. 16. 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)
    17. 17. Building Community Support <ul><li>Robust public input process </li></ul><ul><li>Education campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Successful TODs in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul>
    18. 18. Robust Public Input Process <ul><li>45 community workshops and focus groups over 5 year period </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of task force and committee meetings </li></ul>
    19. 19. Education Campaign <ul><li>Focused outreach sessions on a variety of topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOD and Transit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Density </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike Tour </li></ul></ul>Image source: Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
    20. 20. Successful TODs in the Region <ul><li>Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Bethesda, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Silver Spring, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown DC </li></ul>Image sources: Coalition for Smarter Growth; Arlington County
    21. 21. Transparency <ul><li>Frequently updated web site with meeting and outreach materials, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly fact sheets </li></ul><ul><li>4 Comp Plan drafts made available for comment </li></ul><ul><li>Regular open house events on redevelopment proposals </li></ul>
    22. 22. For More Information www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons

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