New homes, restaurants, shops, theaters, parks and roads—come to the Tysons Open House to learn what’s happening in Fairfax County’s dynamic “downtown.” It’s your chance to experience what it’s like to live, work, shop and play in Tysons.
This free event was held Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6 to 8pm at Basis Independent, 8000 Jones Branch Drive in Tysons. Fairfax County and the Tysons Partnership had teamed up to put on this community celebration.
The showcase featured free tastings from select Tysons restaurants, live music, information on the latest projects and plans from developers and county staff, coupons for a free ride on Capital Bikeshare, as well as how to get a 50 percent discount on an annual membership. The event included remarks from Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova (Chairman) and John Foust.
In the last two years, there have been exciting new amenities announced for Tysons, including:
- Capital Bikeshare
- Jones Branch Connector, a new way to get across the Beltway
- 225-seat black box theater
- 15-screen luxury movie house
- Wegmans and Whole Foods
“Since 2014, the Tysons skyline has seen the addition of 13 new buildings, bringing to the market millions of square feet of mixed-use and transit-oriented development,” said Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova. “Twelve more buildings and 3.9 million square feet are under construction at this very moment. It is amazing how far we’ve come since the Tysons Plan was adopted just eight years ago.”
This new development results from the ambitious plan to transform Tysons into a green, walkable urban center that will be home to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050. The plan provides for new local streets and bike lanes, parks, athletic fields and green spaces, affordable housing, a library, a performing arts center and more. These amenities and facilities will remake Tysons into the place where people will want to live, work and play.
“The pace of change in Tysons is astounding,” said Sol Glasner, president of Tysons Partnership. “Along with our partners in Fairfax County Government, we were pleased with the attendance at our free open house to experience the many new additions to our community, while also previewing the assets set to arrive in the near future.”
The Tysons Partnership is the association of business and community leaders working with county government to redevelop Tysons as a walkable, mixed-use, transit-oriented modern city.