Fairfax Board Endorses Tysons Urban Design Guidelines
January 24, 2012 – The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today endorsed guidelines that seek create an aesthetically pleasing and functional Tysons Corner. The guidelines will serve as a reference tool for developers to create an urban center that looks, feels and operates like a true downtown.
“These guidelines, with recommendations spanning from tree planters to block sizes to low impact development techniques, will help developers create an appealing Tysons Corner,” Chairman Bulova said. “It is critically important that Tysons has the look, feel and function of the urban center the comprehensive plan goals seek to make it.”
Some other recommendations in the guidelines include materials for plantings, parks and buidlings; outdoor seating for restaurants; and sustainable building elements. The guidelines are the result of a public input process held throughout the County during the fall, Chairman Bulova said.
“The endorsement of the guidelines shows our Board’s desire to see Tysons Corner succeed not only as a home to some of our leading corporate neighbors, but as an attractive neighborhood and destination for Fairfax County residents,” Chairman Bulova said.
Download the guidelines here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/design/download/draft_tysons_udg.pdf