Chapter 1 Update: Vision

RSVP for Community Workshop #2

  • Saturday, October 1
  • 9am to 11am
  • Columbia Baptist Church (103 W. Columbia St.)
  • RSVP Here (not required)
What do you think The Little City should look like and feel like as we look ahead 25 years into the future? Join your neighbors, City officials, staff, and guest speakers for a presentation and workshop to help update the City’s Vision. Results from the recently-closed Vision survey will be presented. RSVP (not required) here, or sign up to receive updates on the Vision process.

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 Update the Vision Chapter?

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 gives the City 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?

What's the Process?

City staff is engaging the public to inform the update of the Vision Chapter. The engagement effort will include traditional community meetings, pop-up meetings, a survey, review by the City's advisory boards and commission, and ultimately review and approval by the Planning Commission and City Council.  See the table below for the schedule of events.

How to Get Involved

To get involved in the planning process, check this page for the latest information, attend one of the planned public engagement events (see table below), complete the survey, or send comments to

Public Engagement Schedule

Date Group Type of Event
June 18, 2016
Community Public Meeting #1
October 1, 2016
Community Public Meeting #2
November 2016
Boards and Commissions
December 2016
Boards and Commissions
January 2017
Planning Commission
Work Session
(Action Requested: Recommendation)
February 2017
City Council
Work Session, Regular Meeting
(Action Requested: Adoption)