East End Small Area Plan

The East End Small Area Plan is currently being developed. Follow this page to keep up with the planning process and opportunities to get involved.

Why Develop a Small Area Plan?

A Small Area Plan will provide a vision for reinvestment in the City’s East End. The East End is one of the City's eight "Planning Opportunity Areas" that were identified in the City's Comprehensive Plan as commercial areas that would benefit from renewed investment. Planning in advance of development is key to creating an environment that maximizes community benefits and minimizes negative impacts.

How Can I Get Involved?

Community involvement is a key component of developing a Small Area Plan. Questions and comments regarding the East End Small Area Plan can be sent to plan@fallschurchva.gov.

Area Description

The area outlined in yellow in the map below is the Planning Opportunity Area. The borders include Wilson Blvd., E. Broad St., and Hillwood Ave. Businesses in the area include BJ's Wholesale Club, the Eden Center, Koons Ford, 24 Hour Fitness, and other smaller businesses. There are no residences in this area.


Draft Vision Statement 

The East End is a cultural hub focused on the Eden Center. Transportation investments put people first by prioritizing connectivity and accessibility. Green spaces provide opportunities for community members to gather, recreate, or relax. Nearby housing affordability is preserved while new commercial and residential development occurs within the Planning Opportunity Area. 

East End Conceptual Visuals

Public Gathering Space

Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District South Plaza

Public Plaza


East End Farmers Market Concept

farmers market

Play Space For Children Concept

Berlin Playground

Food Hall Concept

Food Hall2

Public Meetings

Date, Time, and Location Topic
Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Columbia Baptist Church, Stephenson Hall
103 W. Columbia St., Falls Church
Community Kickoff
Presentation and breakout sessions.
See here for flipchart notes from breakout sessions.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 
Virtual Planning Commission Meeting 
Planning Commission Work Session 
Monday, March 21, 2022 
Virtual City Council Work Session 
City Council Work Session