Fairfax County Board Approves Tysons Corner Plan

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 8:31 PM EDT
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Proposal Could Transform Tysons Corner

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Proposal Could Transform Tysons Corner

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is voting on a proposal that would double the office space and attract thousands of residents to Tysons Corner.
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Fairfax County officials have approved a plan to transform the traffic-clogged Tysons Corner area into a walkable, urban environment.

The Board of Supervisors voted 8-2 for the proposal following a six-hour public hearing Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported.

The blueprint will allow Tysons to become a mixed-use community with office and residential towers, sidewalk cafes and boutiques. It also calls for energy-efficient buildings, affordable housing, parks and a new street grid to replace the area's winding and chaotic roads.

A circulator bus system is planned to ferry workers, shoppers and residents among future Metro stations, offices and shopping malls.


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