Press Releases

Citizens Campaign for a Green and Sustainable Urban Future for Tysons Corner

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A group of citizens and conservation groups launched a campaign today in support of a green and sustainable urban future for Tysons Corner. Coordinated by John Byrne, a long-time Fairfax conservation leader, the group has crafted a platform laying out a vision and detailed goals for a sustainable Tysons Corner. The platform is designed to influence the crafting of the new comprehensive plan by the Tysons Corner Task Force, Planning Commission, and Fairfax Board of Supervisors.

Update to D.C.’s 1958 Zoning Code for Parking Offers Better Choices for Residents and Commuters

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The location, amount and pricing of parking directly affects driving habits, traffic congestion, air quality, and the urban fabric of our city. Tonight’s public hearing before the D.C. Zoning Commission provides the opportunity to voice support for the Office of Planning’s proposed comprehensive reform of parking regulations. The proposed changes protect walkable historic neighborhoods, promote transit-oriented development, help make new housing more affordable, and help improve commuting conditions for all.

Grade Inflation Hits Governor O’Malley’s Environmental Ranking

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Reacting to today’s release of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ Mid-Term Governor’s Report Card ranking on transportation and environmental issues, some conservation groups see grade inflation.

WalkScore Ranks DC In Top 10 Most Walkable Cities

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Today WalkScore.com released its national rankings of the most walkable and unwalkable communities in the United States, highlighting the District of Columbia’s neighborhoods as the 7th most walkable city in the country.

Ward 3 Vision Lauds Tenley Library Partnership

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Today, residents of Ward 3 were excited to hear that Mayor Fenty established a public private partnership to rebuild the Tenley Friendship Library.