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In McLean, people will often buy an older house with the plan to knock it down to build a much larger new house, often sacrificing much tree canopy in the process.

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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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