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Planning Commission, City of Falls Church, VA

The PC Studies and recommends changes to the City's Comprehensive Plan and reviews all site plans to ensure consistency with the Plan. Annually, the commission prepares and revises a five-year capital improvements program, including capital budget recommendations. The Planning Commission makes recommendations on the preservation of historical landmarks, and design of public bridges, street fixtures, and other public structures and appurtenances. The Planning Commission advises the City Council and the City Manager.

The agenda for the January 27 meeting is available for download. This meeting was rescheduled from the original date of January 21 due to inclement weather.

Meets at 7:45 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 300 Park Avenue. (Except in January, February, and September when one or more meetings are held on Tuesday because the regular meeting date is a holiday.)  Watch Planning Commisson Meetings Online.

If you would like to receive information on the Planning Commission's agenda items, please send an email to and request to be added to the distribution list. Agenda packages are generally available on Thursday prior to a Monday meeting.  If you are unable to find the information desired, please contact the Planning Division on 703-248-5040.

The seven-member Commission is appointed by the City Council for four-year terms. Each member is paid $100 monthly and the Chair is paid $150 monthly.


  • Ruth Rodgers, Chair
  • J. Robert Meeks, Vice Chair
  • Kwafo Djan
  • Lindy Hockenberry
  • Andrew Rankin 
  • Melissa Teates 
  • Russell Wodiska
Commissioners may be reached as follows:
Planning Division
300 Park Avenue
Suite 300 West
Falls Church, VA 22046
703-248-5040 (TTY 711)
Staff Liaison
  • James B. Snyder
    Director of Planning and Development Services
    703-248-5182 (TTY 711)
City Council Liaison:
  • Council Member Nader Baroukh
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Rules of Procedure

Planning Division

City Code, Charter Chapter 17: Planning, Zoning, & Subdivision Control

City Code, Ordinances Chapter 48: Zoning

City Webcasts. Recent agendas and meeting videos
  2013 Agendas

Meeting Dates

December 16
December 2
November 18
November 4
October 21
October 7

Meeting Dates
(Agendas Posted)

September 16
September 3
August 19
August 5 Cancelled
July 15
July 1 (Joint AAB worksession) 
June 17
June 3
May 20
May 6
April 15
April 1
March 18
March 4
February 19
February 4
January 22
January 7

  Contact Us

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.