Gross Delegation, F.C. Council Bury Hatchets Over ‘Ring Road’ Plan


Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross from the neighboring Mason District and her team met with the Falls Church City Council Monday night at the F.C. City Hall, and the encounter turned into a veritable love fest, as Gross’ team allayed the Council’s concerns for how a major country renovation effort in Seven Corners, right on F.C.’s border, would impact the City.

Led by Vice Mayor David Snyder, most on the Council agreed that the Mason District plan offers Falls Church far more in potential for economic development than anything detrimental. A lot of the heartburn on the City side was relieved when the County’s plan for a “ring road” around the bottleneck intersection of Rt. 7 and Rt. 50 would not cross over into the City’s territory, but was revised to stay clear of it.