West Falls Church TSA Study
Tax Map Parcels:
40-4 ((1)) 13; 40-4 ((2)) 1 & 2; 40-3 ((1)) 83, 84, 92 and 92A
On July 31, 2018, through the approval of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) parcels (Tax Map Parcels 40-4 ((1)) 13; 40-4 ((2)) 1, 2; 40-3 ((1)) 83 and 84) in the West Falls Church Transit Station Area within the McLean Planning District, approximately 24 acres. On September 25, 2018, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of expanding PA 2018-II-1M to include the Virginia Tech and University of Virginia Northern Virginia Center (Tax Map Parcels 40-3 ((1)) 92 and 92A), an area of approximately 7.5 acres.
The adopted Plan for the WMATA parcels recommends public facilities, governmental and institutional/mixed use at the base level; with an option for residential use at a density of 30 dwelling units per acre (du/ac). The adopted Plan for the Northern Virginia Center parcels recommends a maximum of 130 dwelling units and 43,800 square feet of retail/office space with an option for 240,000 square feet of institutional use. The Board requested that staff consider for the WMATA property mixed use with office, retail, multifamily, and townhouses up to an intensity of .96 floor area ratio (FAR). The Board requested that staff consider institutional, office, retail and residential uses at an intensity up to a 2.5 FAR for the Northern Virginia Center property.
The proximity of the Northern Virginia Center property to the WMATA site presents an opportunity to plan the area in a more holistic manner. This approach would allow consideration of their joint land use, transportation, and public facility impacts. Therefore, the proposals will be evaluated concurrently as a special study separate from the Site-Specific Plan Amendment process timeline.
Click on the map (above) for a detailed enlargement of the area.
John W. Foust, Dranesville District Supervisor, appointed the West Falls Church Transit Station Area Study Task Force to consider and offer recommendations for changes to the Comprehensive Plan guidance for the West Falls Church TSA. The task force is comprised of community members who will provide recommendations for new Comprehensive Plan guidance for the TSA based on the community’s vision and suggestions for land use change. The task force will meet regularly throughout the planning study. Task force meetings will be posted on the meetings page of the West Falls Church TSA Study website and are open to the community. A list of the task force members and their affiliation is provided below.
David Wuehrmann, Chair, Ellison Mt. Daniel Civic Association
Jay Lucey, Ellison Mt. Daniel Civic Association
Chris Szara, The Villages
Paul Rothstein, The Villages
Linda Joyce, The Pavilion Condominium
Holly Hemphill, The Pavilion Condominium
Jennifer Ortman, The Gates of Westfall
Cheryl Smith, The Gates of Westfall
Stephanie Castelli, Lemon Road Civic Association
Darren Ewing, McLean Citizens Association