Falls Church’s U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, founder of the bipartisan House Fusion Energy Caucus and member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, keynoted a White House Summit on Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy last month.
In a next step in the process of converting over 40 acres of land occupied by three important entities at the West Falls Church Metro station to a transformative mega-mixed use district, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors at its quarterly meeting in Blacksburg Monday authorized the finalization of negotiations with the City of Falls Church that will clear the path for its next big phase of that plan.
The Falls Church City Council didn’t get around to the matter until well after 10 p.m. Monday night, having to deal with the City Manager’s unveiling of his recommended FY23 budget first, but when they did, matters went smoothly for its final vote of adoption to OK the next large scale mixed use project in the City, the 280 residences and more constituting what is now known as Founder’s Row 2.
“Monday was a landmark night for Falls Church,” exclaimed F.C. City Councilman Phil Duncan exclaimed in a late night text message to the News-Press. The comment followed a lengthy Council meeting in which both City Manager Wyatt Shields’ recommended FY23 budget with an 8.5 cent real estate tax rate reduction was proposed followed by the Council’s final approval of Founders Row 2, another large scale mixed use project.
The Falls Church City Council approved yet another large scale mixed use project for its downtown corridor Monday night, by a 5-2 vote giving a final OK to what has become known as the ‘Founders Row 2’ project that will fill the space at the now vacant Rite Aid and the carpet store at the corner of W. Broad and S. West St..
The News-Press has learned that Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields will formally propose cutting the real estate tax rate by 8.5 cents to $1.23.5 per $100 valuation at the City Council meeting tonight.
“Walk Through a Park Day” is next Wednesday, March 30, and the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks team is encouraging residents and visitors to take free tours in three City parks, learn about the history, natural habitats and wildlife right in your backyard, and take a stroll and read the signs or attend an in person tour.
The Fairfax Water Authority that provides the City of Falls Church with its water services started its annual flushing program this week. In a statement, it announced that Instead of its usual practice of disinfecting the supply with chloramine, it will temporarily stop adding ammonia to drinking water in an effort to maintain the system’s quality.
The City of Falls Church announced this week that it has joined neighboring jurisdictions in Northern Virginia to collect donations for Ukrainian refugees in Europe. F.C. Mayor David Tarter joined in a conference call yesterday morning with his counterparts from other regional jurisdictions to launch the effort.
In a recent study conducted by SmartAsset, the City of Falls Church ranked the highest in the Commonwealth and fifth nationally on an index of charitable giving.