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Apr 21, 2014 

Harris Teeter Coming to Falls Church, VA

 Looks like Harris Teeter and apartment rentals are coming to Falls Church, VA. Development of this project will be led by Rushmark Properties. According to their website, “the address will feature 288 residential units, 60,000 square foot Harris Teeter grocery store, and 3,470 square feet of retail”. Their website does not mentioned parking but I […]

Apr 14, 2014 

Calumet Photographic Closing Its Doors in Tyson’s Corner

Calumet Photographic, a photographic retail and photofinishing specialty store, is closing its doors soon in the Tyson’s Corner area (not sure of the exact date of the closing). They are having a going out of business clearance where the photo equipment is 10 to 40% off the original price.

Apr 04, 2014 

Revenue Versus Cost: Is Tysons A Winner?

Does the County’s Comprehensive Plan for Tysons mean a net improvement for the Fairfax County budget or subsidization of urban development? That is a question that continues to hang around despite years having passed since the approval of the plan. With significant costs that came along with the Tysons vision, most notably the Silver Line […]

Mar 26, 2014 

Assessed Values of Tysons 2000 vs 2014

Between the year 2000 and 2014 assessed values in Tysons rose from approximately $4.3 billion to over $11.8 billion in value. Much of that changed occurred in redeveloped properties and new commercial headquarters such as Capital One, Freddie Mac, Hilton, Gannett, and Northrup Grumman. New residential neighborhoods such as Park Crest, homes along Gosnell, and […]

Mar 12, 2014 

Visualizing Tysons Tax Assessed Values Per Acre

As many of you saw yesterday we posted our visualization of the assessed real estate values for every parcel in Tysons. This graphic showed, regardless of property size, the total value of the property. It came as no shock that the mall (Tysons Corner Center) was far and away the most valuable piece of property […]

Mar 11, 2014 

2014 Tax Assessments For Tysons As An Overlaid Bar Graph

In an effort to bring more data and visualization for public information we have been busy creating a database of tax records for each of the parcels within Tysons Comprehensive Plan District. We then thought it would be fun to play with the data by over-laying the assessment with a vertical bar which represents $250,000 […]

Jan 24, 2014 

Tysons Rental Pricing vs the Metro Region

Earlier this month a group of land developers proposing projects in Tysons met for the Biznow real estate conference to discuss the future of the growing region. After this meeting the Washington Post ran an article questioning whether the rental market could support the new inventory coming into Tysons, and if a lack of demand […]

Sep 17, 2013 

More Density Means Level Playing Field For Small Business

This week the Washington Post reported that vacancy rates are up in Tysons for commercial and residential development, which is pushing lease rates down for both. In residential development the increase in vacancy is attributable to an additional 350 units that came online this year, though demand remains high. In commercial use the increase is […]