Morning Notes

Clouds hang over the Tysons Central office building and Lumen Apartments (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

FCPD Adopts Bean-Bag Shotguns — “Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, are repurposing a long-carried weapon in patrol cars — the shotgun. But now, those weapons are being converted to only contain ‘less-lethal’ bean bag rounds…Since March, the department has removed all 800 of its shotguns and replaced the weapons with 630 less-lethal beanbag shotguns.” [WTOP]

Workshop on Parking Overhaul Tonight — The Fairfax County Planning Commission will hold a workshop at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the “Parking Reimagined” initiative, the county’s first major overhaul of its parking regulations since 1988. Proposed changes include bicycle parking requirements and a tiered system for off-street parking. There will also be a public open house on June 29. [Zoning Administration Division]

What Primary Results Mean for General Assembly — “The ideological middle ground is fast disappearing, meaning [Gov. Glenn] Youngkin will probably face feast or famine in the next legislative session…The Democratic shift was most apparent in Northern Virginia, where at least two veteran incumbent senators lost to younger challengers from the left.” [The Washington Post]

First Task Force Meeting Set on Lake Accotink — “The Task Force on the Future of Lake Accotink, established at the June 6 Board of Supervisors meeting, will hold their first meeting on Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Government Center. The task force will produce findings that will inform the Board of Supervisors’ decision regarding the future of Lake Accotink.” [Fairfax County Government]

Dulles Airport to Update 1960s-era People Movers — “Dulles architect Eero Saarinen saw mobile lounges as a convenient way to shorten walks from ticket counters to far-off planes. A Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority committee approved $16 million to completely rehabilitate two of the 60-plus-year-old vehicles.” That will take about three years and could lead to updates of the remaining people movers, which would cost $160 million total. [DCist]

Restaurant Sought for Vacant Lincolina Site — “The new owner of 6499 Little River Turnpike in Lincolnia is renovating the property and hopes to lease it to a restaurant…[Jay] Jasany is adding a new section in the back of the building and would like to have rooftop dining. The contractor hopes to complete construction in four or five months.” [Annandale Today]

Reston Company Helps Businesses Reduce Emissions — “Reston energy technology company GridPoint Inc. works with commercial businesses to help them reduce carbon emissions and save money doing so. A $150 million credit facility it just secured from Annapolis-based climate investment firm HASI…will help it continue doing just that.” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Thursday — Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. High near 73 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., with a low temperature in the evening around 66. Chance of precipitation is 80%. [Weather.gov]

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