West Falls Church Economic Development Project

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The City of Falls Church is eager to engage the real estate community through a transformational mixed-use development opportunity. The West Falls Church Economic Development Project is envisioned as a regional activity center and transit-oriented destination integrating commercial and residential uses with public and civic spaces.

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Key Site Attributes

  • 10.38 acres available for significant and compelling commercial and mixed-use development
  • Transit-oriented site, adjacent to West Falls Church Metro, I-66 and Rt. 7
  • Close proximity to nearby commercial developments such as Tysons Corner
  • Adjacent to a larger campus redevelopment that will bring a new George Mason High School
  • Flexible zoning to allow a mix of uses and high density. The site is designated a Special Revitalization District for Education and Economic Development through a Future Land Use Map Amendment. (For more, see staff report from City Council meeting on January 22, 2018.)
  • Download the marketing brochure and the marketing poster (February 1, 2018)
WFC Economic Development Site Aerial

Key Goals and Requirements

The project is intended to activate the parcel with significant commercial uses and generate both upfront and long-term revenue to help fund the construction of the new George Mason High School.



Process and Timeline

The City will kick off a two-part solicitation process, and invites development teams to respond to a Request for Conceptual Proposals to be released in early March. (Follow this link to subscribe to the City of Falls Church bids/solicitations updates.) Following an initial evaluation, the City will invite one or more qualified respondents to submit a Request for Detailed Proposals (RFP; see timeline below). Concurrent to the RFP process, the City will be completing a Small Area Plan with the intent to re-zone the site for optimal commercial mixed-use development adjacent to educational and civic uses.

The City will also host an Industry Forum in March to provide an overview of the financial and technical elements of the project, and allow prospective respondents the opportunity to engage with city leaders and potential partners.
Timeline

Demographics: Population Size, Household, Income

Demographics 0-1/2 mile 0-1 mile 0-3 miles
Population 2,839 13,654 132.858
Households 1,120 5,155 51,116
Avg. Household Size
2.48 2.61 2.6
Median Household Age
41.7
36.9 38.4
Median Household Income $147,989 $108,693 $113,304
Median Disposable Income
$105.877 $80,620 $84,285

Demographics: Education


The City of Falls Church is consistently ranked as one of the top three wealthiest counties in the nation. This is due largely to the City's highly educated population. Nearly 80% of residents have a bachelor's degree, and 45% hold a graduate or professional degree.
Map of High School and Econ Dev

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.