City of Falls Church

The following was among actions taken at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Falls Church City Council. For more information, call 241-5003.

STREETSCAPE PLAN ADOPTED-The council adopted a streetscape plan for a mile-long section of Broad Street (Rte. 7) that calls for new and wider sidewalks and extensive landscaping along the road.

The plan is part of a $16 million project to reconstruct the section of Broad Street from Haycock Road to Fairfax Street. The city and the Virginia Department of Transportation have agreed to rebuild the stretch, which serves as Falls Church's central thoroughfare.

The streetscape plan calls for the planting of 300 trees, including Red Oak, Willow Oak and London Plane, in landscaped beds along the road. The plan also calls for new concrete sidewalks with brick designs in most areas as well as the placing of all-brick sidewalks along a four-block stretch from Little Falls Street to Fairfax Street, the city's historical center.

Other elements of the plan include: replacing street lights, adding crosswalks and installing benches and trash cans.

In addition to adopting the plan, the council also agreed that the city should hire a professional landscape architecture firm to help city planners and transportation department officials coordinate and implement the streetscape improvements.

Reconstruction along Broad Street is scheduled to begin in late 1988 and be completed by 1992.