Area Plans Review ("APR") Nominations
in Tysons Corner
Tysons Corner, twenty one APR nominations (20 in Providence
and 1 in Hunter Mill Districts) have been submitted
for consideration during the 2004 North County APR cycle.
Almost all of the nominations are linked to rail coming
through Tysons Corner.
Citizen's Guide to the 2004 North County APR indicates
that the Planning Commission may defer a group of nominations
if, in its opinion, these items represent complex issues
that should not be evaluated on an individual basis.
This, I believe, is the case in Tysons Corner.
Mr. Chairman I move that the Board:
Request the Planning Commission consider deferring all
Tysons Corner nominations, except for any nominations
which are not linked to rail related redevelopment;
Direct the Department of Planning and Zoning to outline
possible schedules and parameters for a Special Study
to review the deferred Tysons Corner rail related nominations.
I believe, and staff concurs, that it is critical that
this Tysons Corner Special Study should include a transportation
analysis and urban design evaluation, which will require
consultant assistance. Therefore, I move that we include
as a consideration item in the FY 2004 Carryover Budget
Package funding to support an analysis of transportation
and urban design issues as part of the Tysons Special
Study. I would ask that we direct Staff to develop the
scope and estimated cost of this consultant assistance.