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Tysons to officially drop ‘Corner’ from name in Census Bureau decision

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin referring to Tysons Corner as “Tysons” next summer, the office of Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, and the Tysons Partnership announced Monday.

The relabeling of the Tysons Corner Census Designated Place — a “settled concentration of population” identifiable by name, but not incorporated under its state laws, according to the Census Bureau — comes in connection with the tremendous redevelopment plan that would transform the region into an accessible urban environment.

The new name will take effect on public-facing geographic products starting in the summer of 2016, according to Connolly’s office.

To enable federal mapping agencies to apply the change, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Board of Geographic Names will work with the Census Bureau to update its databases, according to the Congressman’s office. Web-based mapping companies, like Google and MapQuest, for instance, as well as other entities that use this data, will independently update their systems in the coming months.

Tysons has emerged as a Fairfax County hub for office, retail and restaurant and residential space in recent years, boosting the local economy with the addition of Metro’s Silver Line and numerous projects. The Tysons Land Use Task Force was established in 2005 to develop the comprehensive plan that has served to delineate guidelines for the changes within the community.

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.



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