ADU Available in Pearson Square

July 14, 2017 10:46 AM0 comments

Falls Church’s Department of Housing and Human Services announced last week that an affordable dwelling unit, or ADU, is available for rent at Pearson Square on S. Maple Ave. The one-bedroom, one-bath unit is 900-square feet and is $1,220 per month plus fees and utilities. The lottery for the available […]

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New Carousel at Lee District Park Unveiled

July 12, 2017 8:44 PM0 comments

A ribbon-cutting ceremony that was held at the Lee District Family Recreation Area in Fairfax County last Saturday officially opened Chessie’s Carousel there. Modeled after the popular Clemyjontri Park carousel in McLean, this new addition to Lee District Park allows riders who use wheelchairs to transfer to a bench and […]

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F.C. Street Sweeping Schedule Updated

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The street sweeping schedule for the City of Falls Church has been updated to include sweeping south of Broad St. on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, and sweeping north of Broad St. on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18. The City’s street sweeping contractor reports a large […]

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2 New Large Mixed-Use Projects Inch Toward Starting Line in F.C.

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Updates at Monday night’s Falls Church City Council meeting to two proposed large-scale mixed use projects that have been before the Council on repeated occasions both moved closer to the starting line.

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Taxpayer Cost Estimates of GMHS Excluded Tax Yields

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With less than two weeks to go before the Falls Church City Council will be voting to forward a petition to place a $120 million school bond referendum on the November 2017 ballot, the estimated taxpayer cost of a new school has so far excluded any projected tax revenue coming from the development of 10 acres on the 34-acre school site.

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2 Major New F.C. Mixed-Use Projects Inching Toward Starting Line

July 11, 2017 12:40 PM0 comments

Updates to two proposed large-scale mixed use projects that have been before the Council on repeated occasions both moved closer to the starting line.

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Planning Commission Leans to Modified CIP

July 5, 2017 10:36 PM0 comments

Though no vote was taken at its work session Monday night, the Falls Church Planning Commission, five of seven members present, expressed a preponderance of support, as noted by chair Russ Wodiska, for a modified Capital Improvement Plan revised from the one adopted in April. The modified version, which awaits […]

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F.C. Lauded for No Traffic Fatalities in 2016

10:34 PM0 comments

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in Richmond commended 21 cities and counties in the commonwealth with no crash deaths in 2016. Its statement noted that crashes killed 761 people in Virginia last year, but none in Falls Church and 20 other jurisdictions, Bristol City, Buena Vista City, Covington City, […]

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3 Community Meetings in Falls Church This Month

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Three upcoming meetings will give the City of Falls Church community a chance to learn more and provide input on the new Downtown Plaza, the high school campus project and proposed school bond referendum, and the Capital Bikeshare project, a statement from City Hall announced Wednesday. The meetings are as […]

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F.C. Leaders Cautioned to Avoid Limits on Campus Development

10:22 PM0 comments

Buoyed by last week’s news that both Target and Aldi will be opening retail outlets in downtown Falls Church over the next two years, the Economic Development Committee of the George Mason Campus Working Group was open to the advice of its consultants to place almost no limits on the kind of commercial and retail development that it should invite to bid on the 10 acres of that 34-acre site that are set apart for that purpose.

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