F.C. Council Opens Retail Site to Alternative Uses

By a 5-1 vote Monday (with Mayor Nader Baroukh voting against), the Falls Church City Council granted a request from the owner of the Byron mixed-use project at 513 W. Broad to allow a range of retail uses in one of its unoccupied spaces beyond those stipulated in the Council’s original approvals of the project.

The modification now allows for professional offices and office uses in the 2,666 square foot space, identified as Unit 110C, and an adjacent space, the 1,136 square foot Unit 110B, both having remained unoccupied for over five years since the Byron was first completed. Falls Church attorney Paul Terrence O’Grady represented the building owner Simon Lee in the petition to the Council, and the modification was supported by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.