West Falls Church Economic Development Project Marketing Page

For regular project updates and information, please visit The City of Falls Church's West Falls Church Economic Development Project page.

Project Status (updated April 2019)

A Special Exception Entitlement application was submitted on February 4, 2019. Through May 2019, the developers will work with City staff, boards, and commissions on the special exception entitlement, which establishes building heights, permitted uses, and style layouts. 

Visit the City's West Falls Church Economic Development Page for complete details. 

City Council Approves Interim Agreement with EYA, PN Hoffman, and Regency Centers (November 2018)



On November 19, 2018, the City Council approved a public-private partnership interim agreement with EYA, PN Hoffman, and Regency Centers for development of 10 acres in the West Falls Church area.

The project will serve as a gateway to the City, instilling a sense of place through the use of high quality urban design, including a thoughtful interface with the adjacent schools.

The schedule for the project includes executing a final comprehensive lease agreement in May 2019, prior to issuance of bonds to finance construction of the George Mason High School (GMHS) project. The private development would then start construction in the fall of 2021 after the new GMHS is complete.

Proposal Highlights


  • The project will serve as a gateway to the City, instilling a sense of place through the use of high quality urban design, including a thoughtful interface with the adjacent schools
  • Environmental Sustainability with LEED ND at the neighborhood level, LEED Gold for the office component, and LEED Gold for the multifamily rental component
  • Pedestrian-oriented streets and easy pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile access to the site
  • Parking garages with spaces offices, apartment and condominium residents, and hotel and retail visitors, and special event parking for schools
  • Approximately 150-200 units of senior housing to allow residents to age in place within the City
  • Approximately 390,000 square feet of Class A commercial office space
  • Approximately 245 units of for sale condominiums and approximately 288 units of multi-family apartments
  • Approximately 40 affordable housing units
  • Nearly an acre open space referred to as the Little City Commons to serve as a gathering place and venue for community events
  • Approximately 126,400 square feet of retail
  • Approximately 20,000 square feet for a possible music venue or other civic space
  • a high quality hotel with conference space.
  • Learn more about the public-private partnership here.

Site Aerial

WFC Economic Development Site Aerial

Quarterly Timeline

Timeline

Project History


The entire 34 acre campus was acquired through a boundary adjustment agreement between the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County in 2014. Since that time, the City of Falls Church has conducted several studies on its development feasibility. Numerous community meetings and public forums have occurred to discuss and plan for the future of the site. For more information on the history, please visit the City of Falls Church's website.
Map of High School and Econ Dev