A joint work session of the Falls Church City Council and Planning Commission Monday took on the subject of Atlantic Realty’s proposed redevelopment plan in one quadrant set aside for City Center redevelopment. The plan, which has been modified in response to citizen input numerous times already, met with mixed […]
First Public Look At Major Effort Held on Tuesday Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner urged a “full steam ahead” for advancing the approval process Tuesday after Atlantic Realty developers provided the public its first direct look at plans to launch its component of the City of Falls Church’s massive downtown […]
It’s becoming clearer now that the long-discussed transformation of the City of Falls Church’s downtown area is just around the corner. The north side of the first two or so blocks of W. Broad St. has yet to see the light of a specific development proposal, but on the south […]
The Falls Church Planning Commission opened the New Year by turning its first official item of business into a pointed rejection of a City Hall advisory aimed at blunting a major commercial development project planned in the 800 block of W. Broad St.
There is a clear and distinct “good news/bad news story” for the City of Falls Church as it enters the coming annual budget cycle, but it remains lost on City Hall, at least for the time being.
A key, final component of what emerged last summer as a comprehensive legislative package aimed at severely restricting over-sized development on residential lots in the City of Falls Church went down in flames Monday night, ending what many had come to consider a crusade to “deprive of citizen property rights.”
New unexpected factors threw off the Falls Church City Council’s momentum to further restrict development on residential properties this week, pushing final decisions on limiting lot coverage and building heights into December.
Brief news items from the Greater Falls Church area for the week of September 28.
F.C. Council Mulls New ‘Sub-Standard Lot’ Housing Fix Shunning previous attempts to tinker with property rights, the Falls Church City Council gained an informal consensus at a work session Tuesday night to an entirely new approach to limit oversized residential development on small lots in the City.
Frankly, we are impressed by the willingness of the new Falls Church City Council to pull back from a bad idea and head back to the drawing board. That’s what it did Monday night, when it decided to pull off the table a component of sweeping residential zoning changes that […]