June 4, 2012
Pam Konde’, president of the Greater Tysons Green Civic Association, speaks on behalf of preserving the protected Environmental Quality Corridor at Tysons Corner. FCDOT proposed an option to cut through Tysons’ last remaining forest to build a road extending Boone Boulevard to the Dulles Toll Road.
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Westbriar-area residents upset over proposals for new exit ramps.
If remarks by residents and applause from the audience were an indication of the emotional climate at the open house meeting hosted by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation on May 31 at Westbriar Elementary School, the consensus was that the plan to extend Boone Boulevard, destroying Tysons’ only remaining forest, was a bad proposal that never should have gone to the table. That a developer – JGB – supports the position of homeowners, brought two traditionally-adversarial fronts together in a moment of unity.