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.
Tuesday’s “Developer Showcase” presentation at the luncheon of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce was veritably breathtaking. A full house watched five different developers put forth every new development project that’s now underway in the commercial zones of tiny Falls Church, and taken cumulatively, it was stunning.
More than one member of the Falls Church City Council had a veritable tantrum Monday night when developers of two of the major mixed use development projects nearing completion on West Broad reported that banks are the only business they could find willing to fill key components of their ground-floor […]
The City of Falls Church is a tiny jurisdiction disproportionately dependent for operating revenues on residential real estate taxes. With the recent years’ rapid growth in residential real estate values tanking in 2006, rising less than half a percent, it came as a surprise to the City Council Monday night […]
Surge May Soften City Manager Budget Prognosis Due Monday Eyeballs were popping around the Falls Church City Hall last week when officials started looking at City Assessor Mel Peterson’s new report showing that the value of commercial properties in the City soared by over 13% in the past year. This […]
December 7 – 13, 2006
The call came in late Monday afternoon. The caller reported that planned hypothermia centers for the homeless were going to be closed down by the Fairfax County Health Department because of concerns about preparation of food to be served to homeless clients. It sure sounded like a situation where no […]
It doesn’t seem to fit. It simply doesn’t follow that New York City, the city that gave the world The Ramones and the Beastie Boys would be home to a band that features a glockenspiel. It doesn’t seem possible that these pastoral songs befitting a Willa Cather novel would be […]
The News-Press erred on its front page last week when it noted that the asking price for real estate in the commercial zones of downtown Falls Church have gone as high as $5 million an acre. Actually, there’s at least one parcel on Park Avenue, a third of an acre, […]