Fairfax to Hire Planning Consultant for Tysons Corner

From today's Metro section:

Fairfax County will pay $1.2 million for a consultant to help a task force studying the future of Tysons Corner.

The consultant will provide expertise in planning and modeling that county planners don't have, according to a request approved by the county Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Joan M. Dubois (R-Dranesville) said she was concerned about the cost of the consultant and asked whether private companies in Tysons Corner could provide the service. County staff told her that the companies could not.

The task force is studying redevelopment of the Tysons area, site of four planned Metrorail stations that would link the commercial center with Washington as well as Dulles International Airport.

-- Lisa Rein

By  |  July 13, 2006; 9:52 AM ET  | Category:  Development, Growth , Transportation
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