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Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning
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Town Weighs in on Tysons - News - Vienna/Oakton Connection - Connection Newspapers
"We want to let people know what the process is and when their opportunities will be to provide us with their input and get involved," said Sterling Wheeler, chief of policy and plan development for Fairfax County's Department of Planning and Zoning."They mayor asked us to come here and see if we can get some information out."
The task force already met with town residents and officials at the Vienna Community Center
in a "community dialogue" last year to discuss some of the concerns and requests, according to Wheeler
.The session was the most popular of any of the 20 held in several regions inside and bordering Tysons Corner, with about 90 residents, including the mayor and several elected officials participating, he added.
Now, the project has moved into a further stage where residents looking to participate further in the process will be offered the opportunity to attend workshops to discuss "three distinct futures" for Tysons Corner and "identify issues" important to residents next month, according to Wheeler
Sterling Wheeler, with the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, said in an earlier interview that components of the central prison facility have been earmarked for adapted reuse.
Some of the older brick buildings from the 1920s and 1930s will be designated as a national historic registered district, thus preserving them.
Seeds of a ‘Concrete Jungle’ - The County Line - Springfield Connection - Connection Newspapers
However, when the current plan was developed in 1994, the county did not know how many Metro stations there would be in the Tysons area, or where they would be, explained Sterling Wheeler of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning.
The Future of Traffic - The County Line - Herndon Connection - Connection Newspapers
"The more concentrated development is in a certain area, the more opportunity there is for transit ridership," said Sterling Wheeler of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning."Focus the growth where the investment [in transportation] has been made."This represents a dramatic policy shift from the last time the plan was updated, Wheeler said.
"God forbid if you live in ...
"God forbid if you live in Vienna or Sterling and you have to get home on Route 7 when they're building this thing," she said.
...Sterling Wheeler, branch chief of policy and planning development with the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, said the task force's intent is to get citizen input early.
In the past, such groups have worked for a year first and then presented their conclusions to the public, only to be criticized for not having solicited their views, he
Last Thursday's gathering was the fifth task-force meeting Sarno facilitated and he
said the crowd was more vocal and contentious than at previous meetings.