Broad and Washington, In the Works
Falls Church, VA
Broad and Washington represents a dynamic mixed‑use development anchoring the budding Falls Church Arts and Entertainment district at a key intersection within the city. The MV+A design, which includes street retail, office, and multifamily residential components, has been well‑received by city fathers for its inclusion of a retail arcade, control of scale and stepping façades to reduce mass to relate to the adjoining sites.
Creative planning and architecture for the 2.7‑acre site has resulted in a true mixed‑use project unlike any other development in the city, with unfettered street frontage for ground‑floor restaurants and shops along North Washington and East Broad Streets. The largest Class A Office space proposed in Falls Church, the high‑end residential with its grand amenity program, and varied entertainment components will provide the critical mass needed for lively, year‑round activity. The office use provides daytime activity, and the residential and entertainment components do the same at nights and weekends. Dining arcades, judiciously carved courtyards, and vital massing allow this project fit within its challenging and important context.