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Planning Division, City of Falls Church, VA

DevelopmentThe Planning Division provides development review for site plans of commercial, townhouse, and multi-family projects; special exceptions; subdivisions; and rezonings. Planning also develops and implements long-range planning efforts including the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, fiscal impact modeling, and traffic calming policies.

If you are seeking information on a particular development proposal or application, then look in the adjacent right-hand column under "Development Projects". If the development proposal or application is or has been scheduled for review by the Planning Commission, then there may be information available under the agenda postings on the Planning Commission webpage. If you are unable to find the information desired, please contact the Planning Division at 703-248-5040 (TTY 711).

Adopted Planning Documents
  1. Comprehensive Plan
  2. Design Guidelines
  3. North Washington Street Small Area Plan
  4. South Washington Street Small Area Plan
  5. Washington Street Streetscape
  6. Safe Routes to School
  7. Title VI Program, Transportation Equity
  8. Bus Stop Master Plan
  9. Bicycle Wayfinding, Park & Maple Aves
Planning Documents Under Development
  1. Greenway Downs Overlay Concept
  2. City Center Small Area Plan
  3. Intermodal Plaza
  4. N West St Pedestrian Improvements
  5. Roosevelt St ADA Improvements
  6. Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Chapter Update
Private Development Projects
  1. 301 W Broad St: Harris Teeter
  2. 700 W Broad St: Kensington
  3. 706 W Broad St: Hilton Garden Inn
  4. 540-580 S Washington St: Tinner Hill
  5. 400 N Washington St: Office/Retail
  6. 450 N Washington St: Northgate
  7. 500 N Washington St: Gateway

Before preparing plans or drawings and/or submitting an application, make sure the property is within the City of Falls Church's 2.2 square mile limits. The Postal Service has assigned Falls Church mailing addresses to many properties that are not actually located within the City.

The primary Falls Church city zip code is 22046, with a few properties in 22042, 22044 and 22205. Zip code 22040 is used for post office boxes. Most residential addresses in the City have three digits; addresses indicated on Leesburg Pike, Route 7, Arlington Boulevard, Route 50, Lee Highway, or Route 29 are likely not within the City of Falls Church. Please call the Development Services Counter (703-248-5080 [TTY 711]) if assistance is needed.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
301 W Broad St, Harris Teeter

700 W Broad St, Kensington

706 W Broad St, Hilton Garden Inn

540-580 S Washington St, Tinner Hill

400 N Washington St, Office/Retail

450 N Washington St, Northgate

500 N Washington St, Gateway

Department of Development Services

Planning Division

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300 Park Avenue, Suite 300 West
Falls Church, VA 22046

703-248-5040 (TTY 711)
703-248-5225 fax

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed to Public

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.