F.C.’s Shields: Assessments Mailed Tomorrow, 4.85% Growth Tops Region

February 23, 2015 8:18 PM5 comments

Real estate assessments being mailed to property owners in the City of Falls Church tomorrow will show an overall 4.85% increase due mostly to the new mixed-use construction now underway, and the increase is the highest in the region, F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields reported to the City Council Monday night.

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2 Water Main Breaks in Falls Church Monday

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A water main broke in the parking lot at a concrete plant on Gordon Road in Falls Church Monday afternoon resulting in a brief loss of water service to area customers.

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Mason Row Developers Reveal Plan for City Library on Site

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Peter Batten of the Spectrum Group has unveiled an option for the relocation of Falls Church’s Mary Riley Styles Public Library to a new two-story, 24,000 square-foot building in its proposed 4.3-acre Mason Row development at the intersection of West Broad and North West Street.

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Police Seek Suspect in Apple Federal Credit Union Robbery

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The City of Falls Church Police Department is looking for a suspect who robbed the Apple Federal Credit Union at 1100 block of West Broad Street at about 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The suspect entered the building, brandished a weapon, demanded cash and then fled. More information will be released as it […]

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F.C. Planning Department Unveils Draft W. Broad Area Plan

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Ahead of Saturday’s snow storm, some three dozen mostly leaders of City of Falls Church boards and commissions joined with City Planning Department staff as City Planning Director Jim Snyder unveiled a draft W. Broad Street Small Area Plan covering the commercial areas of W. Broad from Little Falls to […]

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Federal Credit Unions Offer Membership, Benefits

February 20, 2015 3:09 PM0 comments

The number of people switching from banks to credit unions has increased since the 2008 economic downturn, as evidenced by a 2011 survey by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, which revealed that 54 percent growth in shares during Bank Transfer Day. There are several credit unions in the […]

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Tarter, Shields Meet McAuliffe in Richmond

February 18, 2015 7:13 PM0 comments

Mayor David Tarter, City Manager Wyatt Shields, and Economic Development Director Rick Goff met with Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Executive Mansion in Richmond last week. They were invited to participate in discussions focused on economic development along with representatives from other Northern Virginia cities and counties Topics discussed with […]

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F.C. School Board Issues Community Survey

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Beginning this week, the Falls Church School Board is circulating through various means a survey in which it hopes citizens of the City will take time to participate. The survey’s key questions go to classroom sizes, the importance of the construction of a new high school, and what citizens value […]

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W. Broad St. ‘Area Plan’ Unveiled Saturday

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The City’s Planning Commission and staff will host a public meeting this Saturday, Feb. 21, to present the draft West Broad Street Planning Opportunity Area “Small Area Plan” to the community and to request feedback about the plan. The meeting will take place at Columbia Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall, 103 […]

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F.C. School Board Closes in on 5% Boost in Revenue Request

7:05 PM53 comments

At its work session Tuesday night, the Falls Church School Board appeared to narrow its options for its budget request of transfer from the City to near a five percent increase, setting up what could be another major clash with the City Council, which has the final say on the budget numbers and has called for a zero growth school board budget in order to avoid having to impose a real estate tax rate increase.

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