Tysons Comprehensive Plan - Urban Design - Creating a Sense of Place


Urban Desigm - Creating ASense of Place The Plan includes Urban Design Recommendations that are being developed into Guidelines to help establish Tysons' sense of place. These recommendations call for including venues for performing arts and public art throughout Tysons and maintaining high standards for innovative architecture and design. Recommendations focus on the Pedestrian Realm and on Building and Site Design.

Tysons Conceptual Building HeightsPedestrian Realm  - Recommendations here address the street grid and block pattern and streetscape design. The Plan includes illustrations for Boulevards as well as Avenues, Collectors, and Local Streets. The Plan also discusses street lighting, street furniture, and plantings.

Boulevard Streetscape with Outdoor Dining, Section
Boulevard Streetscape with Outdoor Dining, Plan
Avenue/Collector/Local Street Streetscape with Residential Building, Section
Avenue/Collector/Local Street Streetscape with Residential Building, Plan

Building and Site Design - This section of the Plan deals with the scale of buildings in relationship to the street and sidewalk, including bulk and massing, parking design and building height. A map showing a concept for building heights is shown below.


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