Tysons Corner: Less Density, Driven By The Market

The number of people living in dense, large buildings in the edge-city of Tysons Corner in Fairfax County, Virginia, will apparently be less than developers planned for.

"In Fairfax County's official vision for Tysons Corner, thousands of people live clustered around the Metro stops planned there -- riding the train or walking to work, leaving their cars at home and injecting new life into the austere glass and concrete hub.

But in the reality of developers' blueprints, a different Tysons is emerging -- one with a population smaller than what county leaders have in mind."

"At stake at Tysons is Fairfax's fundamental philosophy about growth in a county that has more than 1 million people, thousands of available jobs and little housing left."

Thanks to C. P. Zilliacus

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