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Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Agreed, I dont think Clarendon has to be a singular region of Virginia though. I hope it stands to prove the benefits of good design... though I think they misunderstood that people with kids and the elderly would also love Clarendon (something they are scrambling to adjust for schools and hospitals).

The future of Northern Virginia, if we act while this region remains an area that has national attention for large developers, will be more like Clarendon and less like disconnected southeastern Fairfax. If we don't act quickly, then all of the good intent and regional cooperation of developers goes out the window, and we will end up with disconnected and cheap regions... again.

Keep posting these great Clarendon photos, maybe some nay sayers will change their minds
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Agreed, I dont think Clarendon has to be a singular region of Virginia though. I hope it stands to prove the benefits of good design... though I think they misunderstood that people with kids and the elderly would also love Clarendon (something they are scrambling to adjust for schools and hospitals).

The future of Northern Virginia, if we act while this region remains an area that has national attention for large developers, will be more like Clarendon and less like disconnected southeastern Fairfax. If we don't act quickly, then all of the good intent and regional cooperation of developers goes out the window, and we will end up with disconnected and cheap regions... again.

Keep posting these great Clarendon photos, maybe some nay sayers will change their minds
Please be so kind as to avoid negative statements about other areas on this thread - I want to show and discuss some things I like about Clarendon - while by implication that may suggest I like some other areas less (and I may even be in agreement with you about certain other areas), I would hate to see this thread derailed. The way to win converts to good urban design, I believe, is to point out good design, not to lecture folks about whats wrong with their communities. The ones who have issues with the current design of their communities don't need to be told, and the ones who don't wont listen anyway.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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I haven't been down there in a while....is Sears Roebuck and G.C. Murphy still there on Wilson?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Reston
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I haven't been down there in a while....is Sears Roebuck and G.C. Murphy still there on Wilson?

It must be 10 years since the Sears closed. There is a Whole Foods there now. The whole area has almost completely changed.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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It must be 10 years since the Sears closed. There is a Whole Foods there now. The whole area has almost completely changed.
I think it was longer than that. I moved to northern Virginia in 1994 and it was already closed then. And you are correct -- the whole area has dramatically changed.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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I like Clarendon area, too!
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Reston
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I think it was longer than that. I moved to northern Virginia in 1994 and it was already closed then. And you are correct -- the whole area has dramatically changed.

Wow, time flies.

This Walgreens looks like itís been there since the 50ís, but is fairly new (I think it was an NTB previously)-

38.889146,-77.092389 - Google Maps

Scroll around to see the Sears site...
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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Mmmmmm, love Crumbs!

Thanks for the photo tour!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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That Sears store closed in the 80s I believe. The Walgreens just opened last year maybe.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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I haven't been down there in a while....is Sears Roebuck and G.C. Murphy still there on Wilson?
Longer than 10 years in the past. I don't recall the G.C. Murphy, but I remember when Sears automotive had their closing sale (1989? 1990?), and the big Sears parking lot is now a shopping center.
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