The construction of The Residence at Colvin Run, a new senior-living community designed to maintain the character and protect the area's look, feel, and environment, progresses. It is scheduled for a summer 2022 opening. Reportedly 34 percent of the Great Falls population is over 55 years of age. The County's Demographic Reports 2020 cite 14 percent of the total population in Fairfax County is 65 and older.
New single-family developments continue to rise in Great Falls. Among them are the Arden development, a community of 102 homes, Marmota Farm with 11 homes, and Hayden at Great Falls with 11 homes.
While the Fairfax County Zoning office is developing a Dark Sky Ordinance that could include a one-half mile radius around the Turner Farm Observatory Park, the Fairfax Park Authority is drafting a nomination for an International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Urban Night Sky Place.