The City’s Planning Commission and staff will host a public meeting this Saturday, Feb. 21, to present the draft West Broad Street Planning Opportunity Area “Small Area Plan” to the community and to request feedback about the plan. The meeting will take place at Columbia Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall, 103 W. Columbia St., Falls Church) with an Open House at 9 a.m., presentation of the draft plan at 9:20 a.m., breakout discussions at about 10 a.m. and ending with a report and wrap-up.
Information about the plan is now available at www.fallschurchva.gov/WestBroadSAP.
The breakout discussion groups will discuss particular topics of the plan, including culture and community, open space, land use and height and density, and transportation. The West Broad Street Planning Opportunity Area is located along a linear corridor surrounding West Broad Street between Little Falls Street and the W&OD Trail. West Broad Street is part of a major regional roadway (Rt. 7) that extends from Leesburg to Alexandria and also connects the City to Tysons Corner, Seven Corners, and Bailey’s Crossroads. The purpose of the West Broad Street POA Small Area Plan is to provide a framework for higher density, pedestrian oriented redevelopment that takes advantage of the area’s location along a major transportation and commercial corridor, and that provides a unique business and shopping destination that enhances the character of the City. A “Small Area Plan” defines a vision for redevelopment in a relatively small area of the City, approximately 10 blocks in size. The vision for redevelopment is sensitive to the area’s history and responds to the current and future needs of the City’s residents, workers, and visitors.