Comprehensive Plan

NEW: Community Workshop: Vision for the City of Falls Church

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • 8:45 a.m. Open House
  • 9:00 a.m. to Noon Workshop
  • RSVP via SurveyMonkey (not required for attendance)
  • The Falls Church, 115 E. Fairfax St. (Parking Information)
  • Light refreshments served in the morning
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What do you think The Little City should look like and feel like as we look ahead 25 years into the future? Join your neighbors, City officials, staff, and guest speakers for a presentation and workshop to help update the City’s Vision. There are many facets to a healthy city. This workshop will focus on the following areas (subject to change):

  • Community character
  • Commercial redevelopment
  • Transportation
  • Financial stability
More information will be released soon on the agenda and guest speakers. There will be many opportunities to participate if you cannot attend this workshop. To receive updates, please complete the RSVP form and provide your email. You do not need to RSVP to attend.

This workshop will provide input to updating the City’s Vision, which is part of Chapter 1 of the City’s Comprehensive Plan (“Comp Plan”). Find out more about the Comp Plan and Vision further down on this webpage.
About the Comp Plan
The City's Comprehensive Plan ("Comp Plan") is a policy document that guides the City for a 20-year period. Topic areas include land use, economic development, community character, natural resources, parks and recreation, transportation, housing, and historic preservation. All Capital Improvements Programs and new land development projects are analyzed to evaluate consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in November 1997, and state law requires that municipal plans be reviewed every five years. The City Council adopted an updated version of the Comprehensive Plan on October 24, 2005, following a two-year public review process.

Comprehensive Plan Table of Contents
Comprehensive Plan Cover
Hard Copies
Hard copies are available for review in the Planning Division and at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 Virginia Avenue). Copies of individual chapters or the entire Comprehensive Plan may be printed from this page or at the Mary Riley Styles Library.