Parking Key to Tysons Corner Redevelopment

In the Washington D.C.-suburb of Tysons Corner, plans for a major downtown redevelopment hinge on one basic issue: parking.

"Reducing parking, charging for parking and finding new uses for the acres of parking that separate Tysons' buildings and the people inside is at the heart of plans to remake the area into a dense, urban, walkable, livable and attractive downtown."

"'Who wants parking spaces to be the hallmark of a development?' said Clark Tyler, chairman of a Fairfax County-appointed task force preparing a Tysons redevelopment plan for later this year. 'Tysons today is a shambles because its office buildings are surrounded by parking and clogged arteries.'"

"Taking a new approach to parking, by building less and charging more, is a central tenet of the new urbanism that has gripped planners and developers in suburbs and cities across the country."

"It would be vastly different from the Tysons of today, where virtually every destination has its own parking area, and where nearly every trip is taken in a car, even to the lunch spot a block away."

Full Story: Where the Car Is King, Tysons Faces a Dilemma

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