Chairman Bulova Announces Public Comment Opportunity on Tysons Transportation Funding Plan
September 11, 2012 – Today Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova cited the need to hear directly from parties affected by the new Tysons Transportation funding plan.
“Because this funding plan is critical to the success of Tysons, we should schedule time at an upcoming Board meeting to invite public comment in order to hear directly from affected stakeholders.” Chairman Bulova stated. “We need to give residents a chance to voice their thoughts and concerns directly to the Board.”
While the transformation of Tysons has been in motion for two years now, by next spring six different redevelopment plans are expected to have come before the Board of Supervisors for approval. Construction on Spring Hill Station, part of the first phase of the project, has already begun. The four new Metro stations will be operational by the end of 2013.
Last March, the Board of Supervisors requested that the Planning Commission develop a process to address several of the Follow-on Motions associated with the Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Tysons Corner. Since then, the Planning Commission’s Tysons Committee has held 24 public meetings and has approved a set of recommendations to address the motions. The Committee’s recommendations will be presented to the full Commission this Thursday night and a formal Planning Commission recommendation is expected on September 20. An update on progress will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on September 18.
The recommendations that the Tysons Committee has developed will affect current and future Tysons residents, landowners, and developers, as well as residents and business of neighboring areas like McLean and Vienna. Chairman Bulova moved that the Board schedule an opportunity for public comment at the next Board of Supervisors Meeting on October 16.