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Old Posted Aug 23, 2010, 4:35 AM
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This area is really starting to get exciting, so I decided to compile and count the proposed mid and high-rise buildings.

Tysons Corner Center Redevelopment: 10

http://www.tysonsfuture.com/flash_co.../Site_Plan.jpg

Tysons II Corporate Office Center: 7

http://www.slideshare.net/nvar.com/f...a-presentation <-----Slide 19

Towers Crescent: 3

http://www.slideshare.net/nvar.com/f...a-presentation <----- Slide 18

Tysons West Promenade: 2 (not shown on website, they're in phase 2)

http://www.tysonswest.com/animation.html

Tysons Demonstration: 14

Video (click demonstration project)

http://www.georgelasgroup.com/portfolio_commercial.php

Capitol One Campus Mixed-Use Development: 12 (from what I can see on the site plan)



Park Crest (2 buildings already finished): 4 (planned)

http://www.metrodcliving.com/urbantr..._market_p.html

In total, thats 52 mid/high rises planned or proposed for the area!
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Dispute deepens between Lerner, Virginia over land for Tysons Metro (Washington Post)

Dispute deepens between Lerner, Virginia over land for Tysons Metro

Washington Post
By Jonathan O'Connell
Monday, August 23, 2010

Tysons Corner developers spent more than a decade lobbying for Metrorail to be extended there, but with construction now underway, real estate magnate Theodore N. Lerner is locked in a nearly two-year legal battle with the state over the value of some of his land needed for the project.

The two sides were so far apart on an agreement for the land in 2008 that the state was forced to claim the property by eminent domain to start construction in time, paying $24 million.

Since then, things have worsened. According to court filings, Lerner finds the deal unsatisfactory and damaging to his company's redevelopment plans. And the state now thinks it paid too much and is attempting to get some of its money back. Barring an agreement, the case will go before a jury Nov. 1.

The second-easternmost Tysons Metro station is slated for the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Tysons Boulevard, right on the doorstep of land where Lerner Enterprises developed Tysons Galleria shopping mall, the Ritz-Carlton and office buildings leased to high-end legal and financial firms...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...082005118.html
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Dulles Corridor office building owners struggle with high vacancy rates (Wash Post)

Interesting article although this is a bit further west than Tysons.

Dulles Corridor office building owners struggle with high vacancy rates

By Jonathan O'Connell
Monday, August 30, 2010
Washington Post

"Ask Brad Cole what he is doing to attract tenants to the empty Dulles Corridor office building that he is marketing and he will tell you: "Praying. Going to church on Sunday."

Cole represents Walker and Co. in its efforts to lease 1 Dulles Corridor, a 216,000-square-foot office at 10740 Parkridge Blvd. in Reston that is, by all accounts, a very nice new building. Built in 2008, it is visible from the Dulles Toll Road and less than 10 miles from both Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. Cole said Northrop Grumman and Hilton Worldwide, two Fortune 500 companies, both considered 1 Dulles Corridor for their new headquarters before choosing other Fairfax County sites.


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Vacant buildings in the Dulles airport area dot the landscape on August, 24,2010. This building is located at 10740 Parkridge Blvd, Reston,VA . Photograph made on August 24, 2010 in Reston,VA. ( Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan ) (Jeffrey Macmillan - Jeffrey Macmillan For Washington Post)

Unlike other buildings in the campus, which have tenants such as Qwest Communications and the law firm Jackson Lewis, Walker and Co. hasn't found takers for the new building at the right price. It used to be, "Building delivered. Building was leased," said Cole, who lives in Reston. "This time, building was delivered and two years later, building is not leased."

"It just amazes me that we're not doing a little better because of what a wonderful place it is to live and work," he said..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...hpid=sec-metro
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Found this, re: the Georgelas Group's project,

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/plannin...projectloi.pdf

Looks like the tallest building is 31 stories, and the second tallest 21. Given the size of the buildings relative to those around them (there are 20 story buildings behind that are significantly shorter than both), I'd peg their heights as 400-450' and 300', respectively, both larger than anything currently present in Tysons.

Very interesting to note these two bits, as well:

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/...per=73&cat=104

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Originally Posted by Tysons Corner, Five Years From Now View Post
Ted Georgelas, The Georgelas Group

Big change will come to at least one section of Tysons Corner if Georgelas, manager at The Georgelas Group, has a say in the matter.

The real estate developer’s company owns 28 acres near the corner of Spring Hill Road and Route 7, including the area directly adjacent to the Tysons West Metro station.

In five years, Georgelas expects at least two apartment buildings with 800 living units, one office building with 500,000 square-feet of space and a hotel with 300 rooms to open on that property.

"The change will be overwhelming and dramatic. There will be one large, iconic office building that has been integrated into the Metro stop and two rental properties next to it," said the developer, who plans to put 15 buildings on the site into total.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...082704727.html

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The amended master plan, approved in late June by the county Board of Supervisors, limits the amount of office space allowed in Tysons Corner to 45 million square feet, in an effort to prevent the area from becoming a traffic-riddled office canyon rather than a mixed-use, walkable community.

Though plans to actually start building are far off, developers have already submitted plans approaching the 45 million square-foot limit. The area currently has about 27 million square feet of office space, with another 6 million square-feet worth of plans that were approved before the new plan was completed. About 2 million square feet is likely to be reserved by the county for public facilities.

That leaves 10 million square feet to be had, and three major property owners have already submitted applications for about 4.6 million square feet that would count toward the limit, according to county officials, with many other plans still in the works.
It looks like the Georgelas Group's plan is actually close to reality--meaning, that those buildings mentioned earlier in this post could be some of the first to rise. Also extremely interesting is how the office limit is already close to being reached; what implications does this have? The article talks about how, seemingly, they can ignore zoning caps in Virginia?

I think the major implication reaching the cap so soon would have would be height limits--the arbitrary 400' limit on buildings in Tysons is fairly ridiculous. There are no vistas to preserve and if you're going to build dense, do it right, and enable skyscrapers. The 400-450'ish Georgelas building is tall, but I think they should raise the limit to the 750' range, or abolish it completely.

One interesting solution I thought of is imposing extra taxes on those building above 400', in exchange for their greater FARs, essentially. The county could charge developers a one-time tax of $500,000 per 10 feet above 400' up--so a 600' building would pay an extra $10 million in taxes initially, but the developer would have a greater buildable area (if they allowed a FAR bonus) and the county would have more money.

Another interesting idea, I think, I had is to have a general limit of 400', but, maybe 10 special permits for buildings up to 1000', that are actually auctioned/sold off--giving trophy buildings all the more desirability. The tallest building (1000'er) would stand alone, and of course the rights to build that tall would be the most expensive to buy--and then you would have two buildings in the 850' range, four buildings up to 700', six up to 550', and then the general buildings from 400' on down. I think this plan would actually provide an interesting urban landscape--you could have a relatively uniform plateau around the general 300-400 level when close to metro stops, and the skyline would have great focal points with these other buildings, breaking up the monotony without overwhelming development goals. Just an idea!
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Oh boy, get excited! Everything is picking up again! We have a new luxury condo building beginning construction next month--it's part of the Park Crest development, and although a floor-count isn't mentioned, they say there will be 354 units--the existing highrise on the site has approximately 330, so this will likely be another of the 19-story buildings (although a floor or two taller is always possible... hopefully!).

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...sons_site.html

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The site is planned for a 354 unit luxury apartment home community to be named Avalon Park Crest. Construction will commence in October 2010 with leasing expected to begin in Spring 2012. The site is part of the larger Park Crest development that currently includes luxury condominiums, apartments and a Harris Teeter grocery store. The site is within easy walking distance of the Tysons Galleria mall, Tysons Corner Center mall and two stations on the Metro's Silver Line extension currently under construction.
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Oh boy, get excited! Everything is picking up again! We have a new luxury condo building beginning construction next month--it's part of the Park Crest development, and although a floor-count isn't mentioned, they say there will be 354 units--the existing highrise on the site has approximately 330, so this will likely be another of the 19-story buildings (although a floor or two taller is always possible... hopefully!).

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...sons_site.html
The last time I saw renderings was around 5-years ago. From memory it appeared the tallest structure(s) is the same height of the current highrise. None-the-less... ...more density.
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I remember some renderings on the website that have been since removed, it looks basically like the current high-rise on site, albeit slightly more modern in style.

Also, where would I post information about the boom in construction around Merrifield?
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Oh boy, get excited! Everything is picking up again! We have a new luxury condo building beginning construction next month--it's part of the Park Crest development, and although a floor-count isn't mentioned, they say there will be 354 units--the existing highrise on the site has approximately 330, so this will likely be another of the 19-story buildings (although a floor or two taller is always possible... hopefully!).

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...sons_site.html
What is the construction company that is building this project?Who is the GC?
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I remember some renderings on the website that have been since removed, it looks basically like the current high-rise on site, albeit slightly more modern in style.

Also, where would I post information about the boom in construction around Merrifield?
What type of boom is going on in merrifield? could you post the General Conmtractors and the types of building going on?
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I remember some renderings on the website that have been since removed, it looks basically like the current high-rise on site, albeit slightly more modern in style.

Also, where would I post information about the boom in construction around Merrifield?
I would just post that here, it can serve as the defacto NoVA thread... it'll get more views that way, as well. : )

I only know what's in the article re: Avalon at Park Crest...

The increase in density will certainly be the best part--we have very few adjacent 15+ story buildings in Tysons.
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Here's what's under construction in the Merrifield Area:

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Mosaic District



Renderings, Fly-Through, and Site Plan

http://www.mosaicdistrict.com/viscent.htm


Halstead Mixed-Use

Renderings (as up to date as I can find) under "Halstead Mixed-Use"

http://www.sbaranes.com/


MetroWest

Website

http://metrowestva.com/

Better Renderings on Page 33

http://www.slideshare.net/nvar.com/f...a-presentation

^That link also has information on many other projects in the area.
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Looks like somebody wants to put a 225' building on the S side of the new Tysons East station, no renderings yet though.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tys...gatepca-se.htm
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Do you have any renderings of the Excelsior project in Reston, along Sunset Hills Drive, other than the low-quality black & white images found on a couple of other blogs (http://reston2020.blogspot.com/2010/...proved-by.html)?
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Do you have any renderings of the Excelsior project in Reston, along Sunset Hills Drive, other than the low-quality black & white images found on a couple of other blogs (http://reston2020.blogspot.com/2010/...proved-by.html)?
Unfortunately no.
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BIG news out of Tysons the past few days!

First of all, the renderings/plan for the new building on the Mitre complex (aka "Cityline" (15 stories, 225')

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tys...ityline-se.pdf

And...

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=2648

An outline of everything coming down the pipe--and...

Specific article on NV Commercial's proposal, which includes a 33 story tower!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...121006107.html

If anyone has renderings or pictures from the meeting mentioned in the article, they would be much appreciated!
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Great news, this gets me excited. I'm a little skeptical of the development dates. The fairfax times article says that some of these sites would be open by 2013. That seems a little quick since the plans haven't even been approved.
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Another project for Tysons, at the Tysons West Metro stop.

http://www.cassidypinkard.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=8437
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Another project for Tysons, at the Tysons West Metro stop.

http://www.cassidypinkard.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=8437
The render on that site was for an earlier version of the Georgelas Group project, the new site has an updated render and site plan.

http://www.tysonsdemo.com/

In other news, Capitol One just released a new render for the massive project on their campus.



Here's the article it's from, which also goes into some of the specifics of the project and some around it

http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2010/12/ty...velopment.html
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Wow. This is a hell of a project. Looking at the existing capitol one building in the top/middle of that render really lets you know the scale of this project. Here are a few other renderings from the architects' website:



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