Massive mixed-use, transit-oriented rebirth of badly-planned Tysons, Virginia underway

The latest effort to rid Tysons (Fairfax County, Virginia) of its suburban-style, surface parking-dominated office campuses is now full steam ahead.

On January 12, 2016, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved The Boro, a 4.2 million-square-foot development by the Greensboro Metro station that will feature the region’s largest Whole Foods, a six-story Showplace Icon multiplex, multiple multifamily and office buildings, and a couple of parks.

The Meridian Group of Bethesda, Maryland–owner of the 18-acre former SAIC campus near the intersection of Route 7 and Route 123–has partnered with Kettler to develop the residential buildings.

The Boro will be a vibrant town center on a huge 18-acre site,Gary Block, managing director of The Meridian Group, said in a statement.

The Boro’s first phase will include 800 residential units in two buildings, 223,000 square feet of retail, 400,000 square feet of office and a 1-acre park.

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