Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Putting The City In The Suburb

I've never been to Tysons Corner so I haven't been able to get a good sense of all of this.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors could approve plans as early as next month that would allow developers to transform traffic-clogged Tysons Corner from suburb to city, but critics are growing louder in their opposition to a vision that they say will ruin Tysons and surrounding communities.


Efforts to transform Tysons are intended to take advantage of a planned Metrorail extension through the business district and out to Dulles International Airport and to ensure that the area with Virginia's largest concentration of jobs stays vibrant. Traffic is choking Tysons Corner, and the hope is that a new, urban Tysons where people can live, work, shop and play will reduce congestion and keep the high-paying jobs coming.