TYSONS UPDATE

Opening of Phase 2 of the Silver Line Approaches

Courtesy of Clark Construction As the opening of Phase 2 of the Silver Line approaches, commuters, business owners, developers and politicians continue to press for a timeline regarding passenger service. As Fairfax County supervisors Walter Alcorn (Hunter Mill) and John Foust (Dranesville) have recently learned, just about everybody who lives or works along the Dulles […]

Sheraton Renovations to Provide New Residential Homes in Tysons

What used to be tallest building in Tysons, the former Sheraton Hotel, was once a mecca for business luncheons, corporate meetings and political celebrations.  In spite of its convenient location along Leesburg Pike, the owners closed its doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents were auctioned off and residents wondered what would […]

Tysons Update Spring 2022

With Construction Boom, County Adds Emergency Services in Tysons As high-rise, high-density residential and commercial development booms in Tysons, fueled in part by the 2014 arrival of the Silver Line, so has the need for the expansion of emergency services. For proof, just look at The Boro along Route 7 at West Park Drive, the coming expansion by Macerich Corp. at Tysons […]

Silver Line Phase 2: Progressing Toward Safe, Reliable Service in Spring 2022

Trains running along corridor as part of essential  ongoing safety, durability testing In December, trains were running along the corridor between the Ashburn and Wiehle-Reston East stations as part of simulated service testing. There were no passengers aboard. Observers along the Reston-Herndon corridor and westward along the Dulles Greenway to Ashburn were hopeful as they saw […]

A Virtual Visit to the Herndon Metrorail Station

While Phase 2 of the Silver Line is not yet open to the public, here’s the Herndon South Pavilion with the green canopy of the long-existing Herndon-Monroe bus bays to the right. Looking north beyond the pavilion one can see the pedestrian bridge leading over the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and Access Highway lanes to […]

Gone But Not Forgotten: Transit-oriented Development Changes the View

Change has indeed come to the north side of Leesburg Pike along Westpark and Greensboro drives in Tysons since the arrival of the Silver Line in 2014. Once dominated by office structures and the landmark West Park Hotel—which has been demolished and serves as a parking area while awaiting redevelopment—the area is quickly becoming a strong example of […]

Tysons Update

Reston Town Center Next Rising Up Along Silver Line Phase 2 Alignment As the region’s economy continues its post-pandemic upswing, so do new mixed-use developments near the new rail stations along the Silver Line corridor. For example, new construction between Reston Town Center and the rail line dominates the skyline along Sunrise Valley Drive near Reston Town Center Station. […]

The End of the Line: Congresswoman Wexton Visits the Silver Line Phase 2’s Ashburn Station

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, serving Virginia’s 10th District, recently paid a visit to the Ashburn Metrorail Station – the final stop for Phase 2 of the Silver Line, a 23-mile extension of Metro, the Washington, DC, region’s heavy rail public transportation system. Often touted as Data Center Alley, Ashburn is northwest of Washington-Dulles International Airport in […]