F.C. Gets First New Commercial Filing in 4 Years

For the first time in four years, the City of Falls Church has received a filing for a major new project in its commercially-zoned area. Developer Bob Young Monday filed papers at the Planning Department proposing a five floor mixed use project at 300 S. Washington St. on the corner of Annandale Road.

The proposal is for retail on the first floor (including restaurants and a coffee shop), and four floors of small 600-700 square foot apartments and condos, designed to be more affordable than most in the City. The project would have 55,000 square feet of building on 34,199 square feet of land (a floor-to-area ratio of 1.6). Currently, there are 12,000 square feet of single story concrete buildings from the late 1940s housing a floor/granite company in bankruptcy, an auto loan company and a Meat-in-a-Box carryout. Young is seeking a special exception from the City for the development of his plan, claiming it will bring $500,000 in new income to the City annually.