Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway Suite 755
Fairfax, VA 22035

Suzie Battista, AICP,
Director, Urban Centers Section

Urban Design

Current urban design and placemaking initiatives are found on the Implementation section of the Tysons Tracker.

The recommendations for Tysons in the adopted Comprehensive Plan provide guidance for urban design elements including streets, blocks, open spaces, pedestrian areas, and buildings with an emphasis on creating a high-quality urban environment that is walkable and pedestrian friendly. For more information see the Urban Design chapter of the Tysons Comprehensive Plan.

The Tysons Urban Design Guidelines  elaborate on the recommendations set forth in the Comprehensive Plan to guide the rezoning and development process. The development of the Guidelines was initiated in tandem with the Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendment.

View the full document or browse by chapters below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Streetscape Guidelines, The Framework
  3. Streetscape Guidelines, The Details
  4. Site and Building Design
  5. Signage and Wayfinding
  6. Urban Parks
  7. Interim Conditions
  8. Resources
  9. Glossary
  10. Appendix
  11. Appendix: Street Tree Planting
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