June 24, 2012 |
Tysons Corner was largely undeveloped Virginia farmland until the 1960s, and did not become a major employment center until defense contractors set up shop there in the mid-1980s. Soon after, development exploded and the area boasted some of the fastest growth in the region. Now, Tysons Corner is one of the largest suburban centers in the country and one of the most popular addresses in the region. The area is expected to blossom further with the arrival of Metrorail's Silver Line and the high occupancy toll (HOT)
March 22, 2011 |
Wal-Mart plans to open a store in Tysons Corner on the site of the former Moore Cadillac dealership as part of a mixed-use development that will probably be one of the first to accompany Metrorail's arrival to the area . The 79,000-square-foot store would join new offices, a gym, parking lots and other stores as part of a project by developer JBG Cos. on Leesburg Pike between Ashgrove Lane and Westwood Center Drive. JBG and Wal-Mart are in final negotiations on a lease agreement, company officials said.
September 21, 2008
A Sept. 7 Close to Home commentary, "A Green Makeover for Tysons Corner," extolled the potential benefits of the giant redevelopment being planned for Tysons Corner. Besides the benefits, the complications should be mentioned. The proposal would mean accommodating at least 100,000 more workers and 85,000 more residents in Tysons Corner. A large percentage of these people would not both live and work in Tysons, so traffic would get worse. Many road improvements would be needed to handle the additional traffic,...
April 1, 2011 |
With no Zip code of its own, Tysons Corner has long struggled to define its sense of place, despite success as a major shopping and employment hub. It isn't an official city and residents and businesses there have traditionally had mailing addresses in McLean, Falls Church or Vienna. Until now. Fairfax County received approval this week from the U.S. Postal Service for the use of Tysons Corner or Tysons as an official address. It can be used in the 22102 and 22182 Zip codes of McLean and Vienna, which make up the majority of...
January 2, 2013 |
The first thing to go was the parking lot behind the Container Store. And if all goes according to plan, more lots will be bulldozed — as will dozens of mid-rise office buildings, hotels and car dealerships. Two years after Fairfax County adopted a radical, four-decade plan to redevelop Tysons Corner , it is finally beginning to happen, block by block, building by building. Inspired by the decision to run Metro's new Silver Line through Tysons, the county essentially is undertaking a do-over, one that seeks...
June 7, 2008
The May 29 front-page story "Plan to Remake Tysons Corner Envisions Dense Urban Center" portrayed a future urban utopia and cited Clarendon to show that nearby communities often fear density but like the results. I'd cite Crystal City as an urban disaster. And, having grown up near New York City, I know that density can be overwhelming. The problem with Tysons Corner's future is the unknowns. With Metrorail already strained, how will an additional line succeed? If Metro doesn't draw people from their cars, won't that...