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Reducing Parking Requirements for Huge, Regional Malls

Fairfax County, Virginia is considering a change to its parking requirements that would lower the number of parking spots at large malls like Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
October 15, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Tysons Corner Parking Lot
Cirque du Soleil pitched several large tents on a Tysons Corner parking lot in July 2019.
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"Fairfax County is looking to reduce its parking requirements for its largest malls — including Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria," reports Catherine Douglas Moran.

"A review of the parking rates and demand at large regional malls by consulting firm Nelson/Nygaard found that less than 65% of the available spaces were occupied during peak times, according to county documents."

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today, October 15, 2019, on a proposal that would lower the parking spaces required of large commercial centers from four to 2.5 or three spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.

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Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Tysons Reporter
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