The Board of Supervisors approved a plan by PS Business Parks to build a youth athletic field at its Sept. 24 meeting, instead of a previously approved hotel on a parking lot in Tysons. The new synthetic turf field will be on Boone Boulevard between Howard Avenue and Gallows Road near an office building and retail space. The 180 foot by 330 foot field will include lighting, bleachers, bicycle racks, benches, fencing, an equipment storage facility and at least 25 parking spaces.
The existing on-site surface parking lot will be modified to serve existing and future visitors to the office buildings and athletic field. PS Business Parks will maintain ownership of the athletic field; however, a public access easement will be granted to the Fairfax County Park Authority.
Previously this area was zoned for an extended-stay hotel, but PS Business Parks, the developer behind The Mile, a mixed-use development in another part of Tysons, decided to build the athletic field in this location instead. Once built, the athletic field will fulfill PS Business Park’s commitment to build one as part of The Mile.