Railroad Cottages

Project Summary


A cottage housing development has been proposed by Railroad, LLC for land located at the east end of Railroad Avenue. As proposed, the project would include the following:

  • Ten cottage units, each approximately 1,500 square feet in size;
  • One common house, approximately 1,500 square feet in size, and containing a kitchen, dining area, social interaction area and guest room on the second floor;
  • Common open space throughout the site; and
  • Clustered parking area with a carport over 10 parking spaces and 3 additional parking spaces.

Subject Properties


The project would involve three properties at the east end of Railroad Avenue, RPC #s 52-102-030, 52-102-031, and 52-102-032 (1006 Railroad Avenue). There are no existing buildings on the site. Total site area is approximately 54,425 square feet.

Process


A new cottage housing ordinance was adopted by the City Council on February 13, 2017. Click here to see the adopted ordinance.

The proposed cottage housing development requires the approval of a special exception from the City Council after review from City staff, boards and commissions. Additionally, approval of a site plan and subdivision (consolidation) application from the Planning Commission is also required.

Public Input


For questions or comments contact:
Carly Aubrey
caubrey@fallschurchva.gov

Project Status 


The City Council approved Resolution 2017-29 for the Railroad Cottages Special Exception with a 5-2 vote at the September 11, 2017 meeting
 
The 3rd submission of the site plan and consolidation plat was submitted on November 9, 2017. These materials can be accessed below:
Site Plan - 3rd Submission
Final Consolidation Plat
Submission 2 Response to Comments

The 2nd submission of the site plan and consolidation plat was submitted on October 23, 2017. These materials can be accessed below:
Site Plan - 2nd Submission
Final Consolidation Plat
Railroad Avenue History Dedication
EarthCraft Worksheet Prelim Certification
Submission 1 Response to Comments

The first submission site plan and consolidation plan can be reviewed here. Staff comments on the first submission of the site plan and consolidation plat can be reviewed here.

The application materials are also available for review at the Development Services counter at City Hall, Suite 300W, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 

Upcoming Meetings

 
 


The Planning Commission will have a public hearing on the site plan and consolidation plat applications on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Please note: The Planning Commission has been invited to attend the City Council work session at 7:30 p.m. in the Dogwood Room (G Corridor) prior to their meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
 
The Planning Commission held a work session on October 2, 2017 on the site plan and consolidation plat applications. The date for a Planning Commission public hearing on these two applications will be posted here once determined.

The Tree Commission discussed the site plan at their October 18, 2017 meeting and the Architectural Advisory Board discussed the site plan at their October 4, 2017 meeting.

Check back for more information on future public meetings.