Falls Church City Council Approves Little City Commons Development

Developers are all set to bring a new commercial area resembling the Mosaic District to the City of Falls Church.

The City Council unanimously approved Little City Commons, a proposed mixed-use development south of the West Falls Church Metro station, on Monday (July 8).

Back in May, the City Council approved the signing of a comprehensive agreement with EYA, PN Hoffman and Regency Centers for their planned 1.3 million-square-foot development of nearly 10 acres at the George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike).

The first phase of the Little City Commons development will include:

  • roughly 150 condominiums, 425 multifamily units and 200 senior housing units
  • 140,000 square feet of office space
  • 123,400 square feet of retail
  • 40,000 square feet for a grocery store
  • 85,000 square feet for a hotel

The development will also include a major public open space called The Commons, according to the press release.

“Working with the City of Falls Church and the community in a collaborative effort, we have made significant progress over the last six months to make this transformative project a reality,” Evan Goldman, the executive vice president of acquisition and development for EYA, said in a press release.

Next up, Goldman said that the developers will begin work on obtaining site plan exceptions and approvals prior to construction, which is slated to start in 2021 after work on the new George Mason High School next door is finished.

The development of Little City Commons will defray costs for the new George Mason High School, which is set to start construction this summer, according to the press release.

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