F.C. Set to Settle With Atlantic Realty, Sale Opens New Downtown Hopes

July 17, 2013 4:38 PM0 comments

Since 2008, when the economy dipped into the Great Recession, great plans by Atlantic Realty and the City of Falls Church to develop an ambitious $315 million City Center project in the City’s downtown fell into a dead standstill.

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Big Plans Unveiled to Develop W. Broad & N. West St. Corner

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In the works since late 2011, an ambitious plan involving the assembly of five parcels of land to piece together a four-acre new development likely to include a 149-room hotel, 274 rental residential units, 42,900 feet of retail anchored by an “upscale” Walgreens, two levels of underground parking and a […]

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Petition Seeks Mobile Food Unit OK

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A Falls Church woman seeking a license to operate a mobile food unit which she describes as a “taco cart,” is circulating a petition in Falls Church calling on City officials to amend the zoning code to address the matter of mobile food units. She says that she was told […]

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F.C. Voter Registrar Gets Certified

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David Bjerke, General Registrar of Voters for the City of Falls Church has earned the designation of Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA), the highest professional achievement, a F.C. press statement announced yesterday. CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study conducted by The Election Center’s Professional Education Program […]

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Officials Assure Sale of Harris Teeter To Kroger Won’t Change F.C. Plans

July 9, 2013 2:25 PM4 comments

The news announced today of the Cincinnati-based Kroger grocery chain to acquire all Harris Teeter operations came with assurances from Kroger and Harris Teeter officials that nothing will change in Harris Teeter’s plans for development of new stores in the Washington, D.C. area, including one now approved for construction downtown […]

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Council to Extend Deadline a Year for ‘Substandard’ Policy

June 12, 2013 6:05 PM0 comments

While giving unanimous preliminary approval to an ordinance designed to ensure that the City of Falls Church’s 220 contiguous “substandard” residential lots “be considered combined” for purposes of zoning rulings, the F.C. City Council Monday night extended for over a year the date when such a policy would become legally […]

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Falls Church Icon Walter Mess Dies

May 27, 2013 11:25 AM2 comments

Walter Mess, founder of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, died Sunday night. Conflicting birth certificates listed him at age 100 and 98. His passing was first made public at today’s Memorial Day service in Falls Church. Mess was a pioneering operative of the OSS during World War II.

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Sexual Assault in F.C. on March 13; 1st Reported to Press Today

March 26, 2013 12:46 PM2 comments

A sexual assault on East Broad Street was reported to City of Falls Church Police last Thursday but the information wasn’t released to the press until it was spotted by the News-Press in the weekly crime report released today.

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When is a Tax Not a Tax? F.C. Budget Options Sounding Airy

March 20, 2013 7:32 PM4 comments

The action taken by the Falls Church City Council at its work session this Monday night was veritably unprecedented. To cast a formal vote on a matter of City business normally never happens outside of a regularly-scheduled and advertised Council business meeting. But there was a palpable sense of urgency […]

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F.C. Council Passes Emergency Measure to Advance Harris Teeter Plan

March 18, 2013 8:45 PM1 comment

By an unanimous 6-0 vote tonight, the Falls Church City Council rushed a motion through as the opening item at its work session to establish that final action on the approval of a project for a new Harris Teeter be set for May 18. The vote was highly unusual, being […]

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