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  • Wide Streets Can Work When They Aren’t Pseudo-Highways

    Wide Streets Can Work When They Aren’t Pseudo-Highways0

    Tysons faces a major obstacle to converting itself from a suburban office park to urban community, and it is the lingering scale and design of the road network in town. It won’t shock anyone that major roadways designed around vehicles only have a tendency of reducing pedestrian access. Furthermore when intersections are spaced on quarter mile

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  • Art, Beer and Public Space at the Silver Line

    Art, Beer and Public Space at the Silver Line0

    One year ago, an empty parking lot, a shuttered adult movie store, and an eyesore of a wall started a journey of transformation. It is rare instance when such a disused space exists within 200′ of a metro station, and the opportunity was not missed by a few ambitious minds. After months of work, and just

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  • BRT Could Be A Great Solution For Route 7

    BRT Could Be A Great Solution For Route 74

    Fairfax County and NOVA Transportation officials have been seeking a solution to the congestion on Route 7 for more than a decade. Road widenings are coming between Tysons and Loudoun County as part of an on-going VDOT study, but a more critical section of the corridor needing solutions is that between Alexandria and Tysons. This segment supports

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  • 1st Stage Provides Proof Professional Theaters Can Thrive

    1st Stage Provides Proof Professional Theaters Can Thrive0

    We’ve talked before about 1st Stage Theater, a professional theater here in Tysons which has not only survived the past 8 years of operation, but has achieved critical acclaim and success. Artistic Director Alex Levy was awarded Best Director of the Year by Broadway World Washington for his direction of The Good Counselor. The theater received two

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