Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The following extract points to the continuing disconnect between Fairfax County officials and developers in how to re-develop the Tysons Corner area. For the full story, click here.
Budreau (who commutes two hours to work at Tysons Corner) exemplifies the kind of worker Fairfax County officials hope will one day have a chance to live near their jobs in Tysons. The county's ambitious 40-year plan to remake the work-oriented area into an urban, transit-focused downtown includes sweeping guidelines to boost the affordable housing stock.
Affordable housing "is something that we thought it was time to introduce into the discussion," said James P. Zook, Fairfax's planning and zoning director.
But the guidelines have sparked concerns among developers who say efforts to include more affordable housing would be too costly and hinder residential growth.