Cityline Partners has filed a petition with Fairfax County to rezone Scotts Run Station into a 40-acre mixed use office, residential, hotel, and retail area as part of the Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan, which incorporates a redesign of a low density project dominated by surface parking. . . . "We don't want to turn this area into a concrete canyon," said Tom Fleury, Executive Vice President of Cityline Partners. "We're looking to develop the property into a transit-oriented, walkable, sustainable, mixed-use development with Scotts Run Stream Valley park as the focal point and natural amenity." The project will house eleven office buildings, nine residential buildings, one hotel, and ground level retail space. The entire project encompasses 8.5 million gross s.f.Fairfax County planners have given preliminary approval, which just means that the plan is technically ok and the hearing process can begin. So construction is still years off. But it is encouraging to see people coming out with big plans in the real estate sector, especially when they involve building on parking lots rather than farms.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
More on Tysons Corner
Back in August I blogged about the long-range plan to turn the exurban purgatory known as Tysons Corner into a real urban area. Today there is news of another big project that advances this vision: