Fairfax County Supervisors Vote for Special Tysons Corner Tax

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to create a special service district tax to help pay for the extensive upgrades in Tysons Corner.

The decision raises the real estate taxes only for residents of Tysons, and many of those residents call the decision unfair.

"By creating this special tax district, they're just taxing us, the small residents, about 17,000 of them, not the full county or all the other people that will benefit," Rotonda Condominium Association President Michael Bogasky said.

The new tax rate would take effect in January 2014, but opponents plan to take their fight to Virginia’s General Assembly.

"It could be anywhere between $600 and $800 for the first year,” Bogasky said. “After that, we have no idea. It could change yearly. There's no cap on this."

Tysons Corner is undergoing a 40-year makeover project. The redevelopment plans are extensive and include a new street grid, more high rises and parks.

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