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Tysons Corner, shown here in 2010, has undergone a development overhaul in anticipation of the Silver Line.
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Tysons Corner, shown here in 2010, has undergone a development overhaul in anticipation of the Silver Line.

Tysons Corner developers are welcoming the news that the Silver Line finally may reach their properties this summer, no one is popping open champagne just yet.

"It shows us where the horizon is. It is no further than the end of August," says Michael Caplin, who heads the Tysons Partnership, which is made up of business organizations and citizen groups.

He's responding to the announcement by Metro that it may take control of the Silver Line rail project by the end of the month and open it up to passengers within 90 days of that. But without a precise date, marketing campaigns remain on hold.

"Everyone here in Tysons is getting ready to roll out the welcome mat to the people of the Washington metropolitan region and we want to communicate with print ads and posters and promotional events," Caplin says. "We want to announce that we are open for business and so we have to time those campaigns to coincide with the opening of the Metro. So it is more wait and see."

The Silver Line is the centerpiece of plans to transform Tysons Corner from a suburban office landscape to a modern city with 100,000 residents and a grid street system friendly to buses, biking, and walking.

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