Background and Task Force
Origins of the Study
The Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors designated 2004 as an Area Plans Review (APR) year for the northern half of the county. In Tysons Corner twenty APR nominations were submitted as part of this process. Due to the number of nominations, the Planning Commission, at the Board of Supervisors’ request, deferred all rail-related Area Plans Review (APR) nominations. The Board of Supervisors then authorized a Special Study to evaluate the area's transportation system and review Tysons Corner rail related Plan nominations.
The Task Force
The Board of Supervisors recognized that the outcome of the study would not be successful without public involvement and an identifiable group to spearhead the study. In March 2005, the Board established the Tysons Land Use Task Force (officially called the Coordinating Committee) to recommend updates to the Comprehensive Plan and coordinate public outreach and input.
The Board further clarified the role of the task force in May 2005 and expanded its membership to include a diverse mix of stakeholders from the community, businesses and major employers, as well as representatives from each Supervisory District, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, TYTRAN, and area neighborhoods.
The task force's mission is to gather community input and recommend updates to the Tysons Comprehensive Plan that will:
- promote mixed use;
- facilitate transit-oriented development;
- enhance pedestrian connections throughout Tysons;
- increase the residential component of the density mix;
- improve the functionality of the area;
- provide for amenities and aesthetics such as public spaces, art, and parks.