Tysons Land Use Task Force to Hold Six Public Workshops


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

Feb. 23, 2007

 Tysons Land Use Task Force to Hold Six Interactive Public Workshops in March

The Tysons Land Use Task Force will hold six identical public workshops the week of March 19 designed to solicit interactive participation from the Fairfax County community about the future of Tysons Corner. The workshops will be held at the Capital One Building, 1680 Capital One Drive, McLean. The workshops are scheduled for:

  • Monday, March 19
    6:30 to 10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 20
    8:30 a.m. to noon
    1:30 to 5 p.m.
    6:30 to 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 21
    1:30 to 5 p.m.
    6:30 to 10 p.m.

Reservations, taken on a first-come, first-served basis, are required to participate. To register, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner or call 703-324-1344, TTY 711. A report-out session that summarizes all workshops is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Capital One Building.

The workshops will begin with short presentations about Tysons Corner, followed by a two-hour exercise. During the exercise, participants will be divided into groups of eight, along with one facilitator and one note-taker. Participants will explore alternative models for growth that have been developed for discussion purposes based on previous stakeholder feedback and the task force’s guiding planning principles.

“The alternatives are not preferred plans,” said Clark Tyler, task force chair. “In fact, these are not design plans, but rather just concepts to figure out what kind of place Tysons should become depending on changing emphasis on jobs and residential growth. The interactive discussion that hundreds of participants will engage in will give the task force better insight into possibilities and preferences for the future of Tysons Corner. These growth options, on their own, will not exist after these workshops.”

During the small group exercise, participants at each table will identify where they live or work and point out key landmarks, such as popular restaurants, busy intersections and other features of the area. They will be asked what needs to be preserved and what needs to be changed, such as pedestrian access, transportation connections, parkland and land use in general. Participants will then discuss Tysons based on districts that have been identified through the perspective of one of the alternative models. Participants will then allocate LEGO® bricks for housing and commercial land uses while discussing the potential impacts and consequences.

The workshop will end with a report from each table.

The public workshops continue the extensive public outreach by the Tysons Land Use Task Force. Additional planning and public outreach activities to be conducted this year and the approximate time frame include:

  • April: Refinement of alternative models based on input from the public workshops.
  • April-June: Evaluation of refined alternative models to understand feasibility and ramifications.
  • June: Presentation of refined alternatives to the public for comment.
  • July-August: Development of a preferred model using public comment and findings of the evaluation.
  • September-November: Refinement of the preferred model based on public comment.
  • December: Final model presented to the task force.

The task force will use the final model and the results of the planning process to develop detailed recommendations for revising the 1994 Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan. The task force’s recommendations will be presented first to the Fairfax County Planning Commission for its consideration and then to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

The task force’s planning principles, meeting schedules, presentations and additional resources can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner. To sign up for e-mail or printed mail updates, visit the Web page, call the information line at 703-324-1344, TTY 711, or e-mail tysonscornerspecialstudy@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 ###

For more news and information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

ADA Accessibility | Website Accessibility
Awards | FOIA | Mobile | Using this Site | Web Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Get Adobe Reader
Official site of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, © Copyright 2013

Website Feedback Website Feedback    Globe with various flags representing Web site language translations   Language Translations

Return to Graphic Version