Following the recent battle to influence the development of Brooks Farm, another large parcel is up for sale and likely development. Marmota Farm is the largest still-undeveloped parcel in central Great Falls. It is located on the north side of Georgetown Pike just east of the Old Schoolhouse.
GFCA will host a TownHall meeting for residents interested in learning more about Marmota Farm. It will be held Feb 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Great Falls Library. GFCA’s Land Use & Zoning Committee will moderate the program; speakers will include representatives from the group 'Save Marmota Farm', the Fairfax County Park Authority, and Supervisor John Foust’s office. The property owner's representative and residents from a nearby neighborhood may also speak.
There will be a Q&A period for individuals at the end of the session and GFCA will provide short updates on other local land use issues. The public is invited; please watch www.gfca.org for more information.
--------------------Marmota Farm, located at 9800 Georgetown Pike, is privately-held, zoned residential, and currently for sale. It could be subdivided for individual home lots and developed, on a by-right basis. Many area stakeholders have raised concerns to GFCA about the fate of this property and what may become of it if it is sold. A local group – 'Save Marmota Farm' – has proposed that the Fairfax County Park Authority purchase the property to preserve it as a semi-rural park.