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A Special Exception Entitlement application was approved by the City Council on July 8, 2019. The approved SEE depicts the site layout, building heights, and general uses for the project.
On August 9, 2021, two applications submitted by the developers were approved by City Council:
On August 9, 2021, City Council also approved the creation of the West Falls Community Development Authority for the West Falls District. The City is working with the development team and the Economic Development Authority on the required actions and documents associated with issuance of bonds by the CDA to help finance the public improvements.
On January 24, 2022, a third amendment to the Comprehensive Agreement was approved by City Council. The Comprehensive Agreement, as amended, sets out the business terms of the land transaction development agreement, such as the schedule of land payments to the City, the construction covenants, the schedule of performance and the like.
The following documents associated with the land transaction and CDA are still subject to change, and additional documents may be added as they are agreed to in sufficiently final form:
Land Transaction Closing Documents
Special Exception Site Plan - Block D-1: On February 16, 2022, an application was received for a Special Exception Site Plan for Block D1 for the Senior Housing Building. The submission materials and additional information can be found below.
The City will continue to coordinate with the Falls Church City Public Schools during construction of the development project, which is meant to complement the high school and middle school campus.
The City will also continue to coordinate with the potential Virginia Tech and WMATA redevelopment which is located immediately adjacent to the development.
For questions or comments please contact:
The City received materials for a Special Exception Site Plan (Block D1 – Senior Housing) application on February 16, 2022. Application materials and a tentative project schedule can be found below.
Block D-1 is located in the southeast corner of the site at the intersection of Mustang Alley and West Falls Station Boulevard. Application materials state that the 15-story building will contain 22 memory care units, 58 assisted living units, and 132 independent living units totaling approximately 260,000 GSF, and approximately 7,900 GSF of ground floor retail. Approximately 125 parking spaces will be provided in the D-2 parking garage.
Note: Land use items such as height, uses, building footprint, square footage, and parking were approved as part of the SEE.
NOTICE: Until further notice, public meetings will be held pursuant to and in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Section 2.2-3708.2 and state and local legislation adopted to allow for continued government operation during the COVID-19 declared emergency. All participating members of the applicable public body will be present at meetings through electronic means; and all members of the public are welcome to view the meeting at meeting specific links provided in the meeting agenda, and on FCCTV (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35). Public comments will be accepted electronically and may be submitted to meeting specific emails provided in the agenda.
|Meeting Date||Meeting Type|
|August 2, 2021||City Council Work Session|
|August 4, 2021||Planning Commission Recommendation Hearing on Additional Senior Housing GSF Request|
|August 9, 2021||City Council Final Action Hearing on SEE-Amendment/SESP-Phase 1 and Land Acquisition Request|
|January 10, 2022||City Council Public Hearing on proposed street names - Item 14(a)(2)|
|April 4, 2022||City Council Work Session on SESP - Block D1 (Senior Housing)|
|April 11, 2022||City Council Public Hearing on West Falls Land Transaction Items|
|April 25, 2022||City Council First Reading/ Referral to Boards and Commissions of the SESP - Block D1 (Senior Housing) Application|
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