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Infill development on Franklin Lane in McLean. Many locals chafed at the loss of most of the mature trees on the lots along with the older homes to make way for much larger homes.

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Great Falls and McLean: Challenge of Infill Development

McLean, Great Falls may face new hurdles with passage of law restricting proffers.

Great Falls was called Forestville until 1953, said Bill Canis, vice president of the Great Falls Citizens Association.

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McLean: Larger Houses, Fewer Trees?

In-fill development a “hot issue” in McLean, Great Falls, as older homes and trees make way for much larger houses.

McLean and Great Falls communities are often named with roots to their natural surroundings: Langley Forest, Langley Oaks, Chesterbrook Woods, Franklin Forest, Chesterbrook Farm, McLean Hamlet, Amberwoods, Woodhaven, Woodside Estates, Summer Wood, Great Falls Glen, Bradley Oaks.


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