Updated W. Broad ‘Concept Plan’ Still Needs Work

The presentation of a revised and updated “concept plan” for the development of West Broad Street between Little Falls and the W&OD Trail crossing at Monday’s Falls Church City Council work session marked a major improvement, most Council members agreed, but still needs more time and thought, they said.

“There is really good language in here,” Councilman Phil Duncan said about recognizing the corridor’s need to compete with surrounding areas. In addition, “we seek to be stewards of the community character to celebrate rather than overshadow the residential neighborhoods” behind the strip, said Paul Stoddard, the City’s principal planner who presented the update.