Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Community to Discuss Proposed Assisted Living Facility

In coordination with the Great Falls Citizens Association, Supervisor John Foust is holding a community meeting regarding a Special Exception application that has been submitted by IntegraCare. The proposal would allow for the construction of a 62-unit assisted living facility at 1131 Walker Road in Great Falls. The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents with an opportunity to obtain information, ask questions, and express opinions on the proposal.

In order to be granted any Special Exception, an applicant must satisfy numerous requirements set forth in the Zoning Ordinance, including demonstrating that the application is in harmony with the Comprehensive Plan and public hearings before the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors are required. Before deciding whether to approve or deny the application, the Board of Supervisors will consider whether the proposed use is compatible with existing or proposed developments in the area. The Board may impose conditions and restrictions to address any negative impacts.

County staff is currently reviewing the application for conformance with the County's Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan and will publish their analysis on Feb. 6. A copy of the report will be available for review at the Great Falls Library and online at https://bit.ly/2SjSC5J. Staff will present their recommendation to the Planning Commission at its Feb. 20 meeting. The Planning Commission and staff recommendation will then be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration. The hearing before the Board of Supervisors has not yet been scheduled.

The community meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.at Great Falls Elementary School cafeteria, 701 Walker Road, Great Falls. The meeting will include a presentation by the applicant on revisions to their proposal since the meeting sponsored by the Great Falls Citizens Association in April 2018. County staff from the Fairfax County Department of Zoning Evaluation will be on hand to answer questions.

Award-winning Actress to Perform in Great Falls

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) is welcoming back Mary Ann Jung's interactive show. This award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar has been recreating history's most fascinating women for more than 32 years. Jung researches and writes her own scripts and performs in authentic costumes and accents. Jung will be portraying Margaret Brent, a colonial woman who was America's first female landowner, lawyer, and first to demand the vote in the 1640s.

This event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The event includes lunch, which will be provided by Mookies of Great Falls. A donation of $10 per lunch is welcome and appreciated. Reservations are required. To RSVP, email Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or call 703-759-4345.

For more information about the GFSC, visit https://greatfallsseniorcentergfsc.wildapricot.org/. Membership applications are available online and will also be available at the Hospitality Desk. Dues are $15 per person per year.