2024-05-24 6:50 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

F.C. Council Unanimous, It OKs Hilton Garden Inn

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St. James Pastor Agrees to Pact With Developer “They might not have gotten what they’d hoped for, but the input of the St. James Church, the St. James School parents and the neighborhood vastly improved the project, and it will be a great benefit for the City and the area.” So stated Falls Church Mayor […]

F.C. Hilton Hotel Plan Wins Final OK

BULLETIN, Mon, June 23, 11:35 p.m. EDT — By a unanimous 5-0 vote at 11:17 p.m. tonight, the Falls Church City Council approved zoning changes and a special exception to permit the construction of 110-room Hilton Garden Inn at 706 W. Broad St., adjacent a Burger King and within 100 yards of the St. James […]

Final Vote on Hilton Hotel by F.C. Council Monday

Project Would Bring $381,000 in Tax Yield Annually A final vote on a proposed 110-room Hilton Garden Inn in the 700 block of West Broad Street in Falls Church, projected to bring $381,000 annually in new tax revenues to the City, is expected by the Falls Church City Council next week. The vote will take […]

Editorial: Monday’s City Council Meeting

The current membership of the Falls Church City Council will hold what may be its final official business meeting as a group this Monday, prior to the swearing in of new Council members and the election of a new mayor and vice-mayor on July 1. Current Council member David Chavern has already said his goodbyes, […]

Developer Hints F.C. Hilton Hotel May Be Built ‘By Right’

Due to relentless opposition from nearby St. James School parents and neighbors to the site, the developer seeking City of Falls Church’s approvals to build a Hilton Garden Inn hotel on W. Broad St. may modify his plan to build the hotel “by right,” without needing any City government OKs.

St. James Parents Protest New Hotel Adjacent School

Parents and supporters of the St. James Catholic middle school packed the Falls Church City Council chambers at City Hall Monday night to plead to the F.C. Planning Commission that it not approve a proposed Hilton Garden Inn hotel adjacent the school in the block of W. Broad St.

Groundbreaking Due by Summer On $317 Million F.C. City Center

  Biggest Project in F.C. History Wins Unanimous OK The biggest development project ever seen, much less enabled by government re-zoning and special exceptions, in the City of Falls Church was approved unanimously by its City Council last Thursday night, paving the way for the Atlantic Realty Company to spend $317 million building a new […]

Mayor Clarifies City Center Plan; Council Votes Feb. 28

Planners Don’t Go Along, But Revenue Key Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner visited the offices of the Falls Church News-Press Monday in an effort to clear up some residual misconceptions and confusion about the large-scale Atlantic Realty City Center project which comes before the City Council for final approval on Feb. 28.