The Demonstration Project and the Draft Comprehensive Plan for Tysons Corner is a compelling vision for the future Tysons Corner. A future that creates a community where there is currently none; a place to live, work and play where there is currently a workday-only reality; a place connected to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area via the newest link in the nation’s best public transit system.
When the 1st Phase extension of Metro is complete, there will be four new stops in Tysons Corner. Locations include one at the intersection of Leesburg Pike Rt.7 and Spring Hill Road where the Demonstration Project is located. www.dullesmetro.com
Transit Oriented Design
Fully integrated with the future Tysons West Metro station, the demonstration project is designed to leverage the arrival of rail with an inviting entertainment district including shops, restaurants, theaters, hotels, apartments, and offices just steps away from the rail. A convenient Kiss and Ride facility is also being incorporated that gives neighbors convenient metro access.
The vision for our project is to create a destination which will be not only inviting but also give a sense of comfort and friendliness. From the moment of your arrival, we want Tysons Demo to feel like a vibrant community in which you will feel like staying. Central to creating a sense of place will be attention to detail on our part. We have kept all constituents residents, office workers and visitors in mind while planning the layout of our buildings and spaces.
Good Urban Planning
Good Urban Planning today is, first and foremost, responsive to the impact of a project on not just the immediate community but, the broader environment. It isn’t enough to merely design projects that appeal to the eye. While certainly aesthetically-pleasing design should remain an important objective, how that design functions with community objectives and the world-at-large, has become equally if not more important.
At top of the list of vital needs to transform Tysons is the creation of a Grid of Streets. The Task Force recognized the importance of creating these streets but also acknowledged that it would be challenging to accomplish. By having brought together under its control over 28 acres of property surrounding the Tysons Metro West station, the Georgelas Group is in a position to ensure that key portions of the Grid of Streets, as envisioned for the area, get built.
Professionals and Consultants
Working with our team of renowned Architects, Engineers, Landscape professionals and consultants, we aim to ensure that all aspects of the flow of pedestrian traffic is given priority such as restaurants having plenty of sidewalk space for tables while allowing for a friendly pedestrian experience. Similarly, we are designing our open and public spaces in a manner that is inviting, flexible in uses and environmentally responsible.
Mixed Use Project
A good mix of uses is critical to the success of a new urban destination. With a proper mix of shops, galleries, restaurants, hotels, offices, residential buildings, and theatres the demonstration project will create a place that is vibrant for 18 hours day. Currently, Tysons Corner shuts down after five PM making the evening rush hour extremely congested. A good mix of uses coupled with the arrival of rail will mitigate the traffic congestion problems that plague Tysons today.