Eye-Popping Initial Briefing on Broad-Washington Plan Well Received

Usually almost nobody shows up for sub-committee meetings of the Falls Church City Council, but this was not the case Thursday night, when the Dogwood Room at City Hall was graced with not only five of the seven members of the City Council, but with representatives of the City’s Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority, two from the City’s own Economic Development Office among others. Everybody was eager to hear the first public briefing by the Insight Property Group LLC, represented by McGuire Woods LLP, who purchased the southeast corner of the City’s central crossroads at the intersection of Routes 29 and 7.

Leaked reports from the spring that made headlines about plans for a 50,000 square foot Whole Foods as the prime anchor of a major mixed-use development covering four parcels that were acquired earlier this year were not repeated last night, as the developers stressed those plans have yet to be solidified. But local developer and new EDA member Bob Young said at one point, “We all know what grocery group we’re talking about here.”

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