The City could become a tightly-framed assemblage of homes for the very rich, without serious regard for the consequences.
When I wade into our county’s cutthroat retail arena, I lean toward the non-chain stores, particularly those that aren’t gimmicky or trendy.
It’s going to be another busy weekend in Mason District, and it looks like the weather may cooperate.
The best way to understand how to make our communities more sustainable and livable, is to get out and walk.
Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the prestigious Coalition for Smarter Growth, chose to conduct one of his organization’s famous walking tours in the City of Falls Church, focusing in the recently-completed cottages.
I believe that there is an adage along the lines of “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” If there isn’t such an adage, there should be.
“This structure is unsafe or unfit for habitation and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the building maintenance official.”
So reads the black-on-orange sign pasted to the front door of a sad-sack red brick rambler not far from my north Arlington home, one of three blighted homes with which I’m familiar.
Rather than having the jurisdictions — the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier and the independent cities of Falls Church, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park — competing against each other in pursuit of new developments, they will now collaborate, with the point man for Falls Church being its Director of Economic Development Jim Snyder.
This is the opportunity the governor has to craft a budget that is a statement of his values and priorities, hopefully with the support of a like-minded General Assembly.
By Letty Hardi As we celebrate Welcoming Week in Falls Church, I have been reflecting on how we can truly be “welcoming to all.” Welcoming Falls Church, a terrific grassroots organization of big-hearted citizens, has been leading the way with speakers, dinners, and service opportunities — sparking important community conversations […]