At Last, Post Office Recognizes Tysons

By anyone’s reckoning, Tysons Corner is a force to be reckoned with.  Once an edge city and now the DC area’s “second city,” Tysons has had just about everything you could ask for, except its own postal address.

If you lived or worked in Tysons, your postal address was McLean, Falls Church or Vienna.  But now the U.S. Postal Service has approved Fairfax County’s application to use Tysons Corner and Tysons as an official address in the 22102 and 22182 Zip codes.

Who knows?  One of these days, Tysons may even have its own Zip code.

After all, it will have a couple of Metro stations and a vast new network of sidewalks in a few years, part of the country’s plan to convert Tysons from a sprawling shopping and office center to a more urban mixed-use development with 200,000 workers and 100,ooo residents by 2050.

Tysons is currently in a state of advanced disrepair, as the elevated Metro lines are built, major streets are realigned to make room for the stations and High-Occupant Toll (HOT) lanes are added to the Beltway, requiring major rejiggering of several Tysons interchanges.




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Truman Lewis
A former reporter and bureau chief, Truman Lewis has covered presidential campaigns, state politics and stories ranging from organized crime to environmental and consumer protection.