Adopted unanimously by the City Council on April 10, 2017:
In the year 2040, the City of Falls Church is a welcoming and inclusive community – a special place in the heart of Northern Virginia. Involved citizens are key to the City’s long-term success as a leader in education, environmental sustainability, multi-modal transportation, and vibrant economic development.
By investing in neighborhoods, community services and facilities, schools, and parks the City preserves small-town character and history while honoring a deep commitment to progress and a growing community. The continual rejuvenation of robust commercial areas supports the City’s high quality of life for all citizens.
What is the Vision Chapter?
The Visioning Chapter provides an overarching picture of what the City wants to be over the next 25 years. The Vision Chapter is part of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan serves as a guide for all aspects of planning and development.
Why Was the Vision Chapter Updated?
Before the 2017 revision, the City's Vision Chapter was last updated in 2005. Since that time, many changes have occurred within the City and the larger metropolitan area. Updating the Vision Chapter gave the community an opportunity to discuss the following questions - Is the 2005 vision still valid? Does it accurately reflect the community's values? Does it need to be modified to respond to changes that have occurred in and around Falls Church over the last 10 years? Is it compatible with the planning efforts of surrounding jurisdictions and larger regional trends?
The public engagement process included over 30 opportunities to learn and give feedback about the Vision Chapter. See the schedule below.