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Comprehensive Plan, City of Falls Church, VA

The City's Comprehensive 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.
Comp Plan

The City Council adopted an updated version of the Comprehensive Plan on October 24, 2005, following a two-year public review process.

Chapter 1: Introduction & Vision

Chapter 2: Demographics

Chapter 3: Community Character, Appearance, & Design

Chapter 4: Land Use & Economic Development Chapter 5: Natural Resources & the Environment

Chapter 6: Parks, Open Space, & Recreation

Chapter 7: Transportation

Chapter 8: Community Facilities, Public Utilities, & Government Services

Chapter 9: Historic Preservation

Chapter 10: Housing

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 webpage or at the Mary Riley Styles Library.

In preparation for updating of Comprehesive Plan in 2011, the Planning and Economic Development Offices commissioned Virginia Tech's Graduate Planning Studio to study four important commercial areas: Eastern Gateway, West Jefferson Street, Little City Center, and the Gordon Road Triangle. These studies, listed in the menu on the right-hand side of this page, will help inform the 2011 updating of the Comprehesive Plan for those areas.
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