Broad and Washington is a new mixed-use development project proposed by Insight Property Group LLC represented by McGuire Woods LLP. The site is located at the northeast corner of E Broad Street and N Washington Street intersection in the City of Falls Church. As proposed the project would include the following elements:
A seven-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail and theater use;
Up to six-stories of residential multi-family rental apartments with 339 units;
Whole Foods Market at the corner of Broad and Washington Streets; and,
Four levels of underground and above grade parking garage.
The site is bound by Park Place on the north, E Broad Street on the south, Lawton Street on the east, and N Washington Street on the west. The development proposal includes the following four parcels: 100 N Washington Street, 127 E Broad Street, 131 E Broad Street, and a public parking lot on Park Place owned by City of Falls Church.
The site is currently occupied by an office building at the intersection of E Broad and N Washington Streets, an Applebee's restaurant, a medical office building at the intersection of E Broad and Lawton Streets, and a public parking lot on Park Place.
The initial development application and proposal was first submitted in 2015. The 6th version of the initial proposal was submitted in March 2018 and approved by City Council on April 9, 2018. Review the initial development application and subsequent submissions on the Broad and Washington Project Archive page.
A new development proposal was submitted on November 20, 2019. The initial development proposal did not include developing the city owned public parking lot on Park Place, which is included in the 2019 application. Documents and materials related to the 2019 development proposal are listed on this page below "2019 Application Materials."
The new application requires the following land use actions by City Council following a recommendation by Planning Commission:
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment: to amend the city owned parking lot on Park Place from Business to Mixed-Use designation;
Special Exception: to allow residential development within a mixed use development; and
Special Exception: to allow a height bonus above the 75' maximum height allowed in B-2.
Development proposals of this scale must go through several stages of staff review and receive several reviews and approvals by boards, commissions and city organizations before they are considered for approval by the City Council. The application is currently under staff review, and no public meetings have been scheduled at this time. Once staff review is complete, a general schedule with upcoming meeting dates will be posted here.