The City of Falls Church received two responses to the request for detailed proposals for the West Falls Church Economic Development Project. EYA/Regency/PN Hoffman and Rushmark WFC both responded; Comstock had been selected as a finalist in the conceptual phase, but chose not to submit a detailed proposal.
An evaluation committee will review the detailed proposals and make a recommendation on the finalist to the City Council. The City Council is expected to approve an interim agreement in October 2018.
The timeline calls for a final land lease or sale agreement for the 10 acres in May 2019 prior to issuance of construction bonds for the George Mason High School (GMHS) project. The private development would then start construction in the fall of 2021 after the new GMHS is complete. The process is being coordinated with the high school construction process through the Campus Coordinating Committee, which includes representatives from the City Council, School Board, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, Falls Church Educational Association, and PTA.