Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Move will help serve federal clients.
The IQ Business Group has relocated its headquarters to Tysons Corner to better serve its federal customers, according to a news release from the company. IQ Business Group is a leading provider of information and data management solutions. The headquarters relocation follows the group’s $53-million cloud contract award from the U.S. Department of Interior to provide a department-wide eMail, Records, eDiscovery and Document Management System. The system provides the department with a single, cohesive, integrated information governance system designed to support and manage employees records related to email, content and information, via fixed or mobile platforms. The company, which achieved record growth in 2012, began operating out of its…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Scotts Run South will bring 6.6 million square feet of mixed-use development to area near McLean Metro Station.
Another massive development in Tysons Corner was given a go-ahead this week. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved CityLine Partners’ new Scotts Run South development project, which will bring 6.6 million square feet of mixed-use space across 17 buildings near the future McLean Metro Station. Scotts Run South is almost twice the size of Arbor Row, CityLine Partners’ other major Tysons development approved by the Board in November 2012. Scotts Run South will be more than 30 acres and include office, residential, retail and hotel space, replacing the majority of the existing West*Gate Office Park. The project will be divided by Scotts Run Community Park, with a majority of the development on the…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Still talk of possibly opening a sub-police station in a mixed use building in Tysons Corner.
The 126 sworn officers and 40 to 50 non-sworn personnel have simply outgrown the McLean District Police Station. For now, they are waiting on the completion of their new $20.1 million home that is scheduled to open in September 2014. Capt. Dan Janickey, commander of the station that covers Merrifield, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, McLean, Tyson’s Corner, and Great Falls, said he can’t wait for the new station to open. “The roof has been leaking for years and we don’t have anywhere to park our cruisers,” Janickey said of the current station built in the 1970s. “It’s a good time to be at the McLean station.” Construction on the state-of-the-art station, which will include more meeting rooms and an updated security system on top of more space, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In annual State of the County address, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova warns sequestration could impact revenues, is making business owners delay decisions.
Revitalization and development will drive Fairfax County's economy in 2013 and beyond, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said in her annual state of the county address Wednesday. Talking to members of the media Wednesday morning, Bulova said massive development projects in Tysons, Merrifield and Springfield will create "bright days and years ahead" — but the threat of sequestration was also making business owners hesitant to commit to a relocation or expansion in the county. “Fairfax County’s future is in development,” Bulova said in her statement. “Aging commercial centers near mass transit, like Tysons, present especially valuable opportunities for attractive, transit-oriented mixed-use revitalization.” The county is hoping …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Supervisors sign off on 3.8 million square foot complex, the third and final part of a larger plan by the Georgelas Group
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday another massive development in Tysons Corner, moving along the county’s long-term plan to turn the area into a walkable, urban downtown center. The complex will occupy more than 17 acres: about 10 acres between Route 7, Tyco Road and Spring Hill Road, and another seven acres at the corner of Greensboro Drive and Spring Hill Rd. See map at right. The proposal is the final piece to a three-part plan by the McLean-based Georgelas Group to transofrm the area around Route 7 and Spring Hill Road. Georgelas earned the county's first application approval in September 2011 for the first two parts of its plan, which calls for five residential/retail buildings — one of them at 300 feet and the…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Metro and redevelopment will bring more crime to Fairfax County — which could require dozens more officers and a new station to help police the area's 1.1 million residents.
With massive redevelopment on the horizon, Fairfax County officials are starting to imagine ways to step up the police presence in the area — including where to build a brand new police station. The first phase of the Silver Line is expected to open at the end of 2013, and while it will help drive the county’s economy, it will also bring crime, says Fairfax County Police Captain Daniel Janickey, an officer in the McLean District Station. Janickey says the county needs to prepare for increases in robberies, assault, theft, property destruction and stolen vehicles, as well as a rise in illegal parking and traffic accidents. In order to effectively enforce the law and deter criminals from coming to Northern Virginia, Janickey recommended …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Businesses and residents will pay 7 to 9 cents more per $100 of assessed value, generating $253 million over the next 40 years.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase property taxes on Tysons residents and developers as a means of partially funding billions of dollars in transportation infrastructure that will help turn the area into the county’s walkable, mixed-use downtown center. The decision, which passed by an 8-2 vote, came about a month after a two-hour public hearing in which many angry Tysons residents objected the tax hike. With an expected increase of between 7 and 9 cents per $100 of assessed value, the district is expected to generate $253 million over the next 40 years. The exact rate will be set during the adoption of the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget in April. After a rate is set, tax collection in the new district …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Supervisors needed "time to digest" testimony after Tuesday's public hearing.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors deferred Tuesday a decision on whether to hike taxes on Tysons Corner residents and developers to fund wide-scale transportation improvements. In October, supervisors endorsed plans for a special service tax district that would require landowners and developers to help pay for billions of dollars of transportation projects meant to help Tysons thrive as the county’s new urban downtown area. With a tax hike of 7 to 9 cents per $100 of assessed value, the service district is expected to generate approximately $250 million over the next 40 years. Tuesday’s decision to defer was made after a two-hour public hearing during which about 20 speakers testified before the board – the majority of them not …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hear resident input on a plan expected to raise $253 million over 40 years.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing Tuesday on a Tysons transportation service tax district expected to raise $253 million for road improvements and infrastructure in the next 40 years. Tysons Corner needs approximately $3 billion in transportation improvements over the next 40 years in order to sustain its development of the county’s new walkable urban downtown, according to a detailed proposal from the Fairfax County Planning Commission. The recommended improvements include a grid of streets, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, transit lines, and large-scale, Tysons-wide roadwork. The tax district has been proposed to help fund the larger improvements – $250 million will come from property owners and …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
La Madeleine bills itself as a country French cafe.
La Madeleine, a Dallas-based French country cafe chain, is opening a new restaurant in Tysons Corner Center on Dec. 5. The restaurant has several other locations around the metro region, including Reston, Bailey's Crossroads, Georgetown and Alexandria. La Madeleine was formerly located near Tysons Corner Center outside the mall. The new location will be inside the mall on the second level between Lord & Taylor and Macy's, a company spokeswoman confirmed. The restaurant's menu focuses on classic French fare, including French onion soup, Quiche Lorraine and Croque Monsieur, a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.