Michael Novotny, the chair of the Falls Church Economic Development Authority came before the F.C. City Council Monday to outline alternatives for sprucing up a small City-owned parcel of land in the downtown area which, he proposed, would go hand-in-hand with existing City plans to improve the walkability, looks and access to the downtown. The parcel, which he proposed to be called the “Downtown Falls Church Plaza,” is in the middle of the 100 block of W. Broad Street on the north side, between Hunan Chef and the new Hot N Juicy Crawfish restaurant. The Economic Development Authority began to explore the options for the site a year ago.
A range of options include retaining a drive-through lane or not, outside dining and general use seating options, a water feature and other possibilities. The cost was estimated as high as $500,000. The Council took the report under advisement, with no immediate plans for further action.