Thursday, December 14, 2006
While plans for the north side of Falls Church’s City Center village project have apparently stalled, the same is not true for the southern part of this project, encompassing 5.3 acres on the south side of the 200 block of W. Broad Street, extending down to the current Bowl America site. On Tuesday at a special City Hall briefing, Falls Church leaders and Atlantic Realty representatives officially unveiled their plans for this long-awaited project, which includes a nine-story office on W. Broad Street, a 10-story, 180-room hotel at the corner of S. Maple and Annandale Road, and a new 55,000 sf Harris Teeter grocery on the Bowl America site. In addition, there will be 500 rental apartment units over the grocery store site, plus a 67-unit senior living condo building, 25,000 sf of new retail, and 1,500 parking spaces. And don’t fear – Bowl America is expected to be relocated to a new site, ensuring funky polyester shirts and cheese fries for generations to come. Atlantic Realty is currently seeking comprehensive zoning changes to accommodate the project, which the company hopes to start building in September 2007, with a completion date of 2011. The project plans are expected to be opened for public comment starting sometime this January.