The steep downturn in the global economy took its toll on the City of Falls Church’s affordable housing goals in the past year, delaying the efforts of the Falls Church Housing Corporation to submit an application for tax credits after hard-fought official approvals from City officials last winter.
The Peak Oil Crisis: Sustainability
It does not take much thinking about the implications of peak oil before the concept of sustainability arises.
New ‘Flower Building’ Facade Unveiled on W. Broad Project
Art Nouveau Design Puts F.C. on Map Many residents of the City of Falls Church have a habit of exalting their community for its “special” traits, including its quality of life and excellent school system.
The Peak Oil Crisis: The First Rule of Holes
America has dug itself into the deepest hole it has been in since 1860 when the dispute over slavery reached its zenith.
F.C. Council Poised to Strike Blow for Affordable Housing
Final OK Set on 174 New Units In Monday Vote The biggest blow yet in the City of Falls Church on behalf of affordable housing will be delivered by the F.C. City Council this Monday when it is expected to approve a complex array of policies that will allow the […]
F.C. Residential Assessments Nosedive, Offset by New Construction
As expected, residential real estate assessments in the City of Falls Church, announced late yesterday, tanked this past year, down an average 5.5% for single family homes, and 6.5% for residential condominiums.
A New Grand Plan for 200 Affordable Homes
A major initiative for 200 new affordable housing units in the heart of the City of Falls Church’s city center redevelopment area has been pieced together by the Falls Church Housing Corporation. It includes a robust commercial component constituting 51% of the overall project.
Editorial: Why Tysons Matters to F.C.
There may be hope for Tysons Corner yet, and this can only be good for all the communities surrounding it. Kudos are in order for the “Smart Growth” people working overtime to sway public opinion in the direction of a pedestrian-friendly, diverse-use model with lots of green space, cultural amenities […]
Tuesday’s under-attended monthly luncheon of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce was an eye-opener. When you hear of groups like the “Coalition for Smarter Growth,” which provided the speaker for the event, and their partnerships with environmental groups, you think they’re all about keeping development to a minimum. Among […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Preparing For Depletion
News on the gasoline stockpile situation was delayed this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. As gasoline consumption figures over the long weekend won’t be available until the middle of next week, we may get a better insight into prospects for this summer then. While waiting, however, it seems […]