The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Fairfax County and surrounding areas.
The advisory says that gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m.
More from the National Weather Service:
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * WHERE…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. * WHEN…UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) October 17, 2019
As coworking becomes the “new normal,” several options have popped up in Tysons for people who want to work in shared office space.
Coworking lets different companies — large and small — rent out portions of a single office space or even allow people to have virtual offices where they can use services at a certain location without owning or leasing traditional office space.
Here’s an updated list of coworking spaces available in Tysons’ neighborhoods.
Tysons Central 123
- WeWork (1775 Tysons Blvd)
- Carr Workplaces (1750 Tysons Blvd, Suite 1500)
- Regus (8000 Towers Crescent Drive, 13th floor)
Tysons Central 7
- MakeOffices (1751 Pinnacle Drive, 6th floor)
- Chisel (1751 Pinnacle Drive, 10th floor)
- Metro Offices (1765 Greensboro Station)
- Industrious (1660 International Drive)
- Spaces (1640 Boro Place — opening on Nov. 11)
- Office Evolution (8609 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 110)
- Source Office Suites (1420 Spring Hill Road, Suite 600)
Falls Church may soon have a new watering hole before the end of the year.
The Casual Pint is a self-proclaimed beer market that plans to open a new location at 6410 Arlington Blvd.
The national chain offers customers a place to hang out while sampling a variety of alcoholic beverages and allow guests to take home six-packs, growlers or kegs, according to its website.
There are currently 15 other locations throughout the country, including one in Virginia Beach. Each location offers a variety of beer, wine and food.
Currently, the Falls Church location is awaiting approval from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage and Control Authority.
The location hopes to open around Dec. 1, Darren McClure, the location’s owner, told Tysons Reporter.
“We will have a ribbon-cutting and give away growlers to the first 50 people plus other prizes all night,” he said.
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Next month, locals will get the chance to weigh in on a proposal to reduce the parking requirements at Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
Fairfax County is considering a proposal that would affect the four largest malls in the county — the two in Tysons, Fair Oaks and Springfield Town Center — after a review earlier this year of the parking rates and demand at large regional malls.
Consulting firm Nelson/Nygaard conducted the study from June 5-8 by doing a parking county for the Springfield mall and analyzing data from the Fair Oaks mall. The study found that less than 65% of the available spaces were occupied during peak times, according to county documents.
The study did not evaluate the two malls in Tysons, county spokesperson Crystal Santos said.
When Tysons Reporter asked how the Tysons malls’ parking needs might differ from the two malls analyzed, Santos said:
The county envisions that Tysons will become a walkable, sustainable urban center as it redevelops leading to less car usage in the area and therefore less demand for parking. While Springfield is more urban than Fair Oaks because of bus service and Metrorail, it’s not as urban or accessible through public transportation as the two Tysons malls. We wanted to examine similar, more suburban malls to measure demand on parking for this study.
Santos added that there was a parking study in 2014 in Tysons before the Silver Line stations opened.
“The malls are also included in the Tysons Comprehensive Plan to transform the area into an urban center, as a result, the malls are able to reduce their effective parking rate to less than 2.5 per 1000 square feet of gross floor area through a county review and approval process,” Santos said.
A spokesperson for Tysons Corner Center did not respond to Tysons Reporter’s request for comment on the proposal.
The proposal would alter the requirement from four to 2.5 or three parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area — the recommended change from Nelson/Nygaard. County staff is recommending the rate be 2.8 parking spaces.
“This is a more realistic parking requirement and, if implemented, would continue to provide an oversupply of parking at peak demand on weekdays and weekends during all times of the year,” according to county documents. “Overall, the changes will provide Fairfax County’s largest commercial retail centers additional flexibility to react to a changing retail marketplace.”
The Planning Commission plans to hold a public hearing on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. before the Board of Supervisors has one on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.
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Canadian clothing brand Roots plans to open in November at Tysons Corner Center.
The clothing brand has now announced that the store will open on Thursday, Nov. 7, according to a spokesperson for the company.
Started in Toronto in 1973, Roots sells women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing, with a focus on leisurewear and leather goods branded with the beaver logo.
For shoppers who can’t wait until November, Roots has stores in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Georgetown.
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Vienna is one of the most popular locations in our area and is frequently featured as one of the best towns to live in on many lists.
Vienna has a small-town charm that has outlasted the growth of the D.C. area and Tysons Corner. The W&OD Trail runs through Vienna making it a cute place to walk around or just head out for a run or bike. It’s the kind of place where people still stop to say hello and often a visit to the Giant grocery store turns into an hour of socializing with your neighbors. Vienna is also home to many beautiful houses and is a great place to buy or build your dream home.
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Check out the rest of this week’s Luxury for Less listings:
- 6525 Truman Lane Falls Church (Reduced $25,000)
- 10608 Dogwood Farm Lane Great Falls (Reduced $49,000)
- 1532 Crowell Road Vienna (Reduced $250,000)
- 1480 Evans Farm Drive #103 McLean (Reduced $15,000)
- 1318 McCay Lane McLean (Reduced $395,000)
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Work to fix cracked sidewalks and replace old benches in McLean is slated to happen by the end of the fiscal year 2020.
The improvements are apart of Fairfax County’s efforts for five community revitalization district (CRDs). The Department of Public Works and Environmental Service runs the CRD maintenance program.
A six-month-long study identified 28,000 features, including benches, bike racks and bus shelters within the CRDs that the county could maintain.
“The CRD program is responsible for slightly more than half of the features, with the other half maintained by utilities or the private sector,” according to the county.
PJ Tierno, one of the CRD program managers, told the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday (Oct. 8) that people will see old benches replaced and cracked sidewalks fixed in McLean within the upcoming fiscal year.
So far, the program has made 1,113 repairs in FY 2019 to trip hazards up to 2 inches deep in McLean through a company called Precision Safe Sidewalks, Tierno said.
Coming in FY 2020, 13,350 square feet of sidewalks in McLean are set to be repaired, Tierno said.
“That is the largest [square footage] of any of the CRDs,” Tierno said.
Old wooden benches in McLean will also be replaced, added.
“This is an awesome program,” Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust said at the meeting, saying that he likes that the county is maintaining VDOT’s sidewalks.
Next week, listeners can tune into another season of the Second Story podcast about homelessness.
The new season will premiere on Tuesday (Oct. 22), featuring stories of young adults and teens who overcame struggles of homelessness and abuse.
In the first episode, listeners will hear from a young woman named Bree who managed to escape an abusive relationship, Abigail Brougher, the podcast’s producer, said.
Second Story is a non-profit organization based out of Vienna that assists young people struggling with issues like homelessness, poverty or domestic issues.
The podcast was started to spread the organization’s message and educate the public on these issues within the community, Brougher said.
Bree’s story was chosen for the season premiere because Brougher said it set the tone for the rest of the season.
Bree took shelter with Second Story as a young mother and was later recruited to speak out about domestic violence on the podcast. Brougher said that Bree was “especially vulnerable” during this time in her life, and hearing her story will help people to acknowledge the issue of domestic violence.
Bree was forced to decide between homelessness or the constant threat of abuse, Brougher said. “It’s fairly common for young mothers to feel like they have to choose.”
Domestic Violence Awareness Month also happens to fall in October and calls attention to the issue that affects everyone, regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status.
One in four women and one in nine men will be victims of domestic violence in their lives, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
This season will consist of roughly nine episodes and feature various themes like domestic violence, PTSD and family trauma, Brougher said.
“Giving voice to this issue changes the narrative,” Brougher said.
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(Updated at 3:10 p.m.) Work may start on a new underground power line running through Tysons before the end of the year.
The existing load on power lines from the Tysons and McLean areas is expected to exceed 300 megawatts by 2022, according to Dominion Energy. The new power line will keep Dominion under the limits.
To make sure there’s enough power, Dominion is building an additional power source to avoid violating mandatory standards.
At a meeting last night (Tuesday) at Kilmer Middle School, Dominion officials said that construction is set to kick off in November or December — depending on the weather and when permits get approved — for the Idylwood-Tysons 230 kilovolt (kV) Project.
The project will add a new 4-mile-long transmission line underground, running under the W&OD Trail by I-66 and I-495 before heading up Gallows Road to International Drive in Tysons .
Commuters and pedestrians can expect lane closures along Gallows Road and International Drive in Tysons when construction starts.
Specific dates for the construction schedule and closures have not been determined yet, an engineer for the project told Tysons Reporter. People can expect an interactive online map, which will show what’s been completed and what’s under construction.
“People who live and work in the area will most likely be impacted by the construction,” Peggy Fox, a Dominion spokesperson, said. “We do not expect to interrupt service to our electric customers.”
Currently, the bidding process is underway for the project’s contractor. The final cost will be determined once the contractor is selected — the estimated cost right now is roughly $120 million.
The State Corporation Commission approved the project last fall.
The project is expected to be completed by late 2022, with rehabilitation work going into 2023.
A new tower is coming to Tysons’ skyline and snapping up the “tallest building in the region” title.
The tower is apart of Clemente Development Co. plans for The View development, which won approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors last night (Tuesday).
The mixed-use development by the Spring Hill Metro station will add six buildings, including the 600-foot-tall building that will reach higher than Capital One’s headquarters.
Known as the Iconic Tower, building plans to capitalize on its height with a publicly-accessible botanical garden and observation deck.
The development has been praised for its varied building heights and sleek design, but the Iconic Tower’s height of 600 feet — 200 feet above the maximum for Tysons buildings– has received some criticism from the McLean Citizens Association.
Dale Stein, the president of MCA, said that the height “breaks the trust of the community.”
However, the supervisors felt differently.
Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth said that the height creates an architectural statement that will help define downtown Tysons.
“If we keep that 400-foot level… we will have a collection of 400-foot shoeboxes defining our skyline in Tysons,” Smyth said, adding that people are “starting to see that already.”
Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust said that while he understands the MCA’s position about the height, “I don’t necessarily agree with that concern.”
Supervisors also lauded the development’s planned entertainment uses, which include a black box theater, art walk and open-air theater, along with a nearby community center.
“We’re no longer suburbia,” Smyth said. “We are going into the future with this.”
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