On November 14 and 15, 2018 the City hosted "Creating an Eastern Gateway to Falls Church," a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) conducted through a partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government (COG). Download a fact sheet here.
What is the Urban Land Institute?
ULI is a nonprofit education and research organization supported by its members. ULI members represent the full spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and to help create thriving, healthy communities.
What is a Technical Assistance Panel?
ULI offers TAPs to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies and non-profit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues in the Metropolitan Washington area. The "Creating an Eastern Gateway" TAP offers the city a unique opportunity to hear from experts in real estate development, urban design, project finance, transportation, planning, civic engagement and other related disciplines.
Over the course of a day and a half, the panel will tour the study area, interview city leaders and stakeholders, and work intensively to respond to a series of questions about the study area. The panel considers existing conditions, including existing and future land use, zoning, existing development, demographics, and approved planning studies in nearby Fairfax and Arlington Counties.
What is the expected outcome of the TAP?
The findings and recommendations are not an official city policy, but lays some of the groundwork for planning and citizen engagement in this important area of the city, including development of the Small Area Plan.