Archived Materials

Previously Submitted Materials for the Special Exception

The first submission for the special exception application and materials are available here 

A second submission for the project was received in late April 2017 and are available below.
Railroad Cottages 2nd Submission
Railroad Cottages Trip Generation Summary

The following materials were provided in the referral to Boards and Commissions:
Boards and Commissions Referral Memo, May 10, 2017
Attachment 0 Railroad Cottages Staff Report, May 8, 2017
Attachment 1 Railroad Cottages Application"
Attachment 1a Trip Generation Summary
Attachment 2 Staff Comments_Sub 1
Attachment 3 Site Location Map
Attachment 4 Response to handout
Attachment 5 Four-Lot By-Right Exhibit
Attachment 6 Public Comments
Attachment 7 Additional Information from Applicant

A third submission for the project was received June 27, 2017.
Railroad Cottages 3rd Submission
Railroad Cottages Voluntary Concessions (Draft) June 13, 2017

The previously submitted 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.

Past Meeting Information

The City Council referred Resolution TR17-15 for the Railroad Cottages  Special Exception request to the following City Boards and Commissions  and community organizations at their May 8, 2017 meeting: Planning  Commission, Architectural Advisory Board, Economic Development  Authority, Housing Commission, Human Services Advisory Council,  Environmental Sustainability Council, Tree Commission Citizens Advisory  Committee on Transportation, Recreation & Parks Advisory Board, Arts  and Humanities Council of Falls Church, Library Board of Trustees,  Historical Commission, and Village Preservation and Improvement Society.  More information about City Boards and Commissions can be found here: 

The Planning Commission held a work session on the project at their June 19, 2017 meeting (agenda materials can be found here).
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the project at their July 17, 2017 meeting.  With a vote of 4-1 (2 commissioners absent), they provided a  recommendation of approval with conditions to City Council on the requested special exception.

The City Council held a public hearing on the project on August 14, 2017, and deferred a vote until September 11, 2017.

The City Council approved Resolution 2017-29 for the Railroad Cottages Special Exception with a 5-2 vote at the September 11, 2017 meeting