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

Upcoming Meetings


May 1, 2017: Walking Tour of site with City Council at 7:00 PM followed by City Council Work Session at 7:45 PM (approx.)

May 8, 2017: City Council Regular Meeting to refer Special Exception to Boards and Commissions (tentative).

Check back for more information on future public meetings.

Project Status


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