McLean Meeting Focuses on Tysons Proposal, Fiscal Impacts

Sally Horn, president of McLean Citizens Association, has passed along the following invitation for an informational meeting on the proposal to urbanize Tysons Corner. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 (Tuesday) in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue. The Tysons renewal proposal will affect all Fairfax taxpayers, and also is likely to have significant consequences for neighborhoods in the greater Tysons area.

The McLean Citizens Association’s fall membership meeting, which is open not only to MCA members but also to other residents in Mclean and Fairfax County, will focus on the urbanization of Tysons Corner. It will feature a panel discussion covering three topics:

1.The Fairfax County Board of Supervisor’s approved plan for turning Tysons into an urban center.
2.The plan to be presented to the Board of Supervisors for financing the Tysons transportation improvements through a combination of private and public sector (federal, state, regional, and local) funding mechanisms.
3.The funding mechanisms (General Obligation Funds, tax revenues, bonds, etc.) available to the County for paying Fairfax County’s share of the public sector contribution.

Our panelists will include MCA experts; the Chair and Dranesville District member of the Planning Commission’s Tysons Committee, Walter Alcorn and Jay Donahue respectively; and the Director of the County Office of Community Revitalization Barbara Byron. There will be ample time for questions and answers. We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend and invite you to pass this invitation on to other interested parties as the issues that we expect to be discussed have ramifications for all of us.

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