Fairfax Approves Big Changes for Tyso...

Fairfax Approves Big Changes for Tysons Corner Center

There are 6 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Jan 23, 2007, titled Fairfax Approves Big Changes for Tysons Corner Center. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

People have said a lot of things about Tysons Corner Center, but few people have called it pretty.

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goodbye to neighborhood

United States

#1 Jan 23, 2007
It just reaffirms that the county priority is tax revenue, not quality of life. we have enough problems, particularly traffic congestion (see below). this will only make matters worse for the community, especially those living in west tysons. If you believe metrorail will be hear by 2012, good luck. and if you really believe that the county will get it "right", take a look at the rush-hour gridlock on jones branch, 123, and International drive, right where FreddieMac, CapitalOne, and USA TODAY live and breathe. It's been a nightmare for years, and what did the county do? Absolutely nothing. But Metrorail will solve all our problems, right? Just like it did for Pentagon City?
Oh, one last thought - alot can happen over five years - delays, cost overruns, "recessions". Yes, it will be interesting to see how things shape up by 2012.
As for me, I'm "getting out of dodge". So, good luck, pard'ner.
Avoiding Tysons

Alexandria, VA

#2 Jan 24, 2007
I agree with the last comment. IF you think people will move to Tysons instead of commute to there, forget it. No one will be able to afford it for one thing. Like everywhere else in NoVA, people will still want to live in the suburbs because housing is cheaper. Forget doubling the size of Tysons Corner, put the dough into more roads that can handle the current volume in and out of the area. Any other strategy will be doomed for failure.
Steve

Norfolk, VA

#3 Jan 24, 2007
What a joke. These people need to sit in CURRENT rush hour traffic. How is this going to help? We are almost at complete gridlock and these politicians have no clue.
Never again

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Jan 24, 2007
Its hard to get a permit to work on your own property and yet the local officials think nothing of increasing the kaos which effects thousands of people. What a joke!!!
How much is enough?
Garth Bartow

Washington, DC

#5 Jan 25, 2007
Do everything you can to remove from office all of the County Supervisors who voted for the increase in density at Tysons, as well as Metro West and the Dunn Loring development. They call it "smart growth" but anyone who drives the roads in these areas or rides the Metro knows it is stupid growth, promulgated by stupid, greedy people.
River Hippie

United States

#6 May 7, 2013
Use to live in McLean Hamlet and work at Tyson's Mall. The very first one!! In the late 60s.

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