Tyson’s Corner Redevelopment, McLean, VA
Over the last thirteen years, Davis Carter Scott has been working with land owners and the Tyson’s Corner Task Force to establish a new vision for the city in anticipation of the extension of Metrorail to the area. The design intent is to create an urban and urbane environment with a grid and pattern. By creating a truly balanced mix of uses where people can live, shop and work within walking distance – traffic will be taken off the surrounding road network. Second, a hierarchy of streets will allow through traffic to flow unimpeded, secondary intra-neighborhood streets will allow access to individual neighborhoods, and third, local inter-neighborhood streets will provide pedestrian-friendly fine-grained retail and activity areas that can generate the essence of neighborhood identity and character.