Tysons Land Use Task Force To Hold Three Public Workshops


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June 28, 2007

 Tysons Land Use Task Force Will Hold Three Public Workshops

Test Scenarios

Tysons Corner Test Scenario A

Tysons Corner Test Scenario B

Tysons Corner Test Scenario C

The Tysons Land Use Task Force will hold three identical public workshops on July 16-18 to get input from the public on three test planning scenarios for the future of Tysons Corner. The public also will be able to provide comments online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner from July 16-30.

The public is invited to the workshops that are scheduled for:

  • Monday, July 16, 7 to 10 p.m.
    Vienna Elementary School
    128 Center Street South, Vienna, VA 22180

  • Tuesday, July 17, 7 to 10 p.m.
    Spring Hill Elementary School
    8201 Lewinsville Rd., McLean, VA 22102

  • Wednesday, July 18, 7 to 10 p.m.
    Marshall High School
    7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Each workshop will start with a visual presentation of the test scenarios, followed by a question and answer session. Afterwards, participants will break into smaller groups for discussion and comments.

The test scenarios are not the actual choices for the future of Tysons, but they test how different planning approaches may or may not work. The scenarios were created based on the task force’s guiding principles, the county’s new guidelines for transit-oriented development and public comment from workshops held in March. The scenarios are being evaluated to learn how well they address key factors for future transportation and quality of life in Tysons Corner.

More information and graphics of the scenarios can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner/tysonsfactsheetjune07.pdf.

Results from these July workshops will help the task force and its planning consultants to design advanced alternatives and later a preferred alternative. These will be available for public review in late fall 2007. Public comment on these alternatives will be used by the task force to recommend revisions to the current Comprehensive Plan for Tysons Corner to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in 2008.

The task force’s planning principles, meeting schedules, presentations and additional resources can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner. For more information about the workshops or 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

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