The Tysons plan
Passing its most significant land-use decision in recent years, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the transformation of Tysons Corner from an auto-dependent office park into a walkable city.
Fairfax County hopes that the new Tysons becomes an urban center of 200,000 jobs and 100,000 residents; includes a green network of public parks, open spaces and trails and green buildings; and includes a redesigned transportation system with bus routes, community shuttles and improved pedestrian and bicycle routes and connections.
The densest development will be within a quarter-mile of four Silver Line Metro stations (the four darkest purple circles). At least 75 percent of all development would be located within half a mile.
Without an automobile, getting around Tysons today is difficult. The new plan calls for a network of bicycle routes and walking trails across Tysons, and it establishes standards for bicycle parking at residential, office and commercial buildings.