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F.C. Planning Commission Votes 4-3 to Recommend for Less Parking Spaces

THE NEWLY-CONVENED Falls Church City Council and School Board met In a joint closed session at City Hall tonight to discuss a range of issues going into the New Year and the new annual budget cycle. (Photo: News-Press)
THE NEWLY-CONVENED Falls Church City Council and School Board met In a joint closed session at City Hall Tuesday night to discuss a range of issues going into the New Year and the new annual budget cycle. (Photo: News-Press)

The Falls Church Planning Commission Tuesday night rejected its chair’s call for a deferral and voted 4-3 to recommend to the City Council that it give final approval to an ordinance that would update current commercial parking regulations based on evidence that current numbers are too high. The ordinance states that the City’s current requirements are more daunting for office and commercial entities than either Fairfax or Arlington counties, putting the city as a “competitive disadvantage.”

The measure calls for the use of new “transportation demand management” techniques in new projects to, for example, monitor where employees in buildings are parking to help the efficient use of fewer parking spaces.

 

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