Tysons Land Use Task Force to Hold Public Presentation


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Sept. 10, 2007

Tysons Land Use Task Force to Hold Public
Presentation on Implementing Best Practices in Urban Planning

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., the Tysons Land Use Task Force invites the public to attend a presentation and panel discussion on strategies for implementing best practices in urban planning. The presentation will be held at the Capital One Building Auditorium, 1680 Capital One Dr., McLean. Free parking is available in the building.

A presentation on the importance of implementation will be given by G.B. Arrington with PB PlaceMaking, the urban planning consultant for the task force. A panel discussion will follow, highlighting strategies that have been successfully used in other areas. Judith Meany, a professor with The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning, will moderate the panel. The participants are Robert Wulff, B.F. Saul Company; Richard Reinhard, Downtown DC Business Improvement District; and James Snyder, a former Arlington County, Va., planning official.

The task force is evaluating potential implementation strategies and eventually may recommend some of these strategies to transform the Tysons Corner area.

In 2008, the task force will make recommendations to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission for revising the 1994 comprehensive plan for Tysons Corner. These revisions are intended to guide the area’s development for the next 30-40 years.

Due to the size and importance of the plan, the task force is conducting extensive outreach to get public input on revising this comprehensive plan. Beginning in early 2006, the task force has been conducting regular workshops and Web-based input to ensure that public issues and concerns are taken into account at each step of the process.

Based on extensive public comments, Tysons Corner is envisioned to be a vibrant urban center, with walkable streets, mixed-use neighborhoods, inclusive housing choices, lively open spaces, distinctive architecture and other community amenities.

The task force’s planning principles, meeting schedules, presentations and additional resources can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons. 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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