West End Small Area Plan

Area Description

The West End of Falls Church includes three Planning Opportunity Areas: 

  • The Gordon Road Triangle (POA 4), which includes a portion of West Broad St.,  the City's Property Yard, and neighbors the W&OD Trail; 
  • The Schools-Related Parcels (POA 8), which includes the new High School campus development, the future West Falls Church Economic Development project, and neighbors Fairfax County, the West Falls Church Metro Station, and the VT/UVA satellite campus; and, 
  • The West End (POA 7), which includes the Falls Plaza Shopping Center and is bisected by Birch St. 

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Why Develop a Small Area Plan?

Once completed, the Small Area Plan will provide a coordinated vision for redevelopment for the City's West End. These Planning Opportunity Areas are being studied and planned to help guide development in a proactive manner in accordance with the City's Comprehensive Plan. Planning in advance of development helps the city create an environment that maximizes community benefit and minimize negative impacts. 

How Can I Get Involved?

City staff encourage citizen participation and actively engage City residents in preparing small area plans. Future opportunities for public input will be listed on this page. Questions and comments regarding the West End Small Area Plan can be sent to plan@fallschurchva.gov.

Public Meetings

Upcoming Community Meeting:

A Community Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Falls Church Episcopal Fellowship Hall (115 E. Fairfax Street) from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The meeting will include a presentation about the three POAs, followed by breakout sessions where participants can provide their feedback and discussion the vision for the City's West End. 

Meeting Invitation