What should downtown McLean be?

mclean streetChelsea Rd., McLean (Google Street View)

We all know McLean, right? It has a supermarket and the usual assortment of shops, gas stations and busy intersections. But is that what it should remain — just a place affluent suburbanites go to run a quick errand? Or should it be more like a European village, with quaint shops, enticing eateries and sidewalk cafes where the locals gather?

That’s what Fairfax County planning officials are trying to figure out. And they’re asking McLean residents for their opinions. [TysonsReporter]



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