Falls Church City Public Schools conducted a facilities feasibility study
that concluded the best option was a five-story high
school aside 10 acres of commercial development.
The City of Falls Church government conducted an economic feasibility study
where consultants estimated that as much as $45 million could be earned by the City’s long-term lease or sale of the 10 acres.
Because of limited space on the site, the new school would need to be built before the existing building can be taken down for commercial development. As a result, the City will need to issue bonds for the full cost of the school before the commercial development revenue from the sale or lease of the property is available.