LandDesign is providing urban design, landscape architecture, and entitlements services since 2010 for the dynamic 17 acre mixed-use TOD development anchored by the former SAIC headquarters and Greensboro Metro Station in the heart of bustling Tysons, VA. The Bethesda-based Meridian Group, which acquired the four-building SAIC campus in July 2013, has re-branded the development as “The Boro.” The current master plan calls for 2.6M-3.8M SF of commercial and approximately 1,700 residential units, all located almost entirely within a 1/4 mile of the metro station. Organized around a dynamic, multi-level public realm, LandDesign’s concepts provide for strong pedestrian connectivity through the entire site. Over 5 acres of bold urban open space both at grade and elevated take advantage of the topography throughout the site with a series of unique overlooks with skyline views. At the center of development is 2-acre signature urban space known as Magnetic Park. Surrounded by destination retail, high end residential apartments, a leading grocery store, a cinema, hotel and premium office towers, the park has been thoughtfully designed to provide for the everyday experience along with special event such as movies on the green, outdoor concerts and markets.

  • Location: Tysons, VA
  • Client: The Meridian Group
EXPERTISE
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
KEY TEAM MEMBERS
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