Howling, as we did loudly in this space last week, against the dubious Falls Church City Hall contention that a conversion from condo sales to rentals at the Pearson Square project, under construction, will be “revenue neutral,” has proven useful. This week, the City Council was provided new documentation showing […]
Pearson Square Seeks City OK For 230 Units With construction well underway of the largest mixed-use project yet approved for the City of Falls Church, the developer approached the City Council Monday asking for permission to convert all of its 230 residential units from condos to rentals.
“This is an unheard of situation. I have never heard of a case where a non-profit organization has been left to negotiate the terms of a proffer made by a developer to the City of Falls Church.” So Laura Hull, the executive director of a non-profit arts organization, told a […]
The News-Press has been consistent in this space over the years on the matters of “market forces” and “market reality.” They have to be accounted for, we’ve pontificated repeatedly, often frustrated by a municipal government that, for a long time, didn’t seem to “get it” at all. Things are better […]
10 New Projects Said ‘Visionary, Ahead of Curve’ Usually when the word “billion” is used with a dollar sign, it’s in reference to some big spending in Washington, D.C. Seldom is it relevant to anything pertaining to little Falls Church. But that’s what they were talking about at the Greater […]
The Big Jig, Saturday, March 17, Mt. Vernon Square, Washington, D.C.
The third time will be the charm for the Hekemian Company that finally found favor with the Falls Church City Council Monday with its latest plan for a large-scale, mixed use project, including 105 rental apartments, on the N. Washington St. site of the old Pearson Funeral Home. They plan […]
Harris Teeter, Tall Office Building, a Big Hotel & More In a special City Hall briefing Tuesday afternoon attended by top Falls Church City officials and this newspaper, top representatives of Atlantic Realty company unveiled the parameters of the long-promised first phases of the Falls Church’s city center redevelopment.
City of Falls Church officials are picking the wrong time to, proverbially speaking, shoot their residential property owner constituency in its collective foot. A patently absurd and unnecessary encroachment on personal property rights and values is nearing approval by the City Council. It would restrict the amount of the land […]
Degrading our Constitution Virginia law bans gay marriages and civil unions. It has never been challenged. Conservative Virginia jurist J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals has written that using a far-reaching and vague Constitutional Amendment to do the same thing is misguided and unnecessary.