Chairman Bulova Leads Board in Approving Cityline Redevelopment Plans
November 20, 2012– Chairman Bulova led the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in a unanimous vote to approve Cityline Partners “Arbor Row” redevelopment plans for an approximately 20 acre development along Westpark Drive in Tysons. The Fairfax County Planning Commission approved Cityline’s application on October 17, 2012.
“I am pleased that Cityline’s redevelopment plans are moving forward,” said Chairman Bulova. “Not only does the project promote connectivity and accessibility as well as provide a number of community amenities to the area, but it also represents significant progress in realizing the vision of Tysons that was set forth by the Board two years ago.”
Cityline Partners’ “Arbor Row” redevelopment plans will replace aging, suburban office buildings and surface parking lots with a mix of land uses with 24/7 opportunities to live, work and play in Tysons and it embodies the vision contained in the Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan by promoting connectivity, providing publicly accessible civic plazas and providing numerous community amenities, including the provision of 2 synthetic turf athletic fields and a stream valley park.
The “Arbor Row” redevelopment totals 2.6 million square feet of mixed use development within 1/3 to ½ mile from the Tysons Central 123 Metrorail Station (approximately 1.1 million square feet of office space, three residential buildings with as many as 1,180 units, a hotel and approximately 60,000 square feet of ground floor, local-serving retail). With the Arbor Row redevelopment, Cityline Partners will be dedicating a 8-acre parcel of land to the County, in which it will construct 2 new synthetic turf athletic fields with lights and parking, a picnic shelter and overlook area, a stream valley trail within the urban linear park area and $500,000 of stream restoration improvements.
Like other property owners within Tysons, Cityline is currently contributing to the development of the Silver line project through a special tax district and will be included in the Tysons-Wide Service District. In addition, the company will be contributing to the road fund and grid of streets within Tysons.
The Planning Commission approved 3 final development plans associated
with the “Arbor Row” rezoning and Cityline expects construction may begin
on those approved FDPs in early 2014.