Public Facilities Manual and Code Amendments


Listed below are the proposed and recently adopted amendments to the Public Facilities Manual and the County Code.

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 Current Proposed Amendments

There are none scheduled at this time.


Comments

Written comments may be forwarded to: Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Site Code Research and Development Branch, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 608, Fairfax VA 22035-5503, or via email.

Speaker Information

Persons wishing to speak at the public hearings on these topics may call the Office of the Clerk to the Planning Commission, 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951, and the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3903, to be placed on the respective speaker's list, or you may appear at a public hearing and be heard.

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Recently Adopted Amendments

  • Sidewalk Modifications and Waivers: Amendments to the Public Facilities Manual. Proposed PFM amendment would clarify when the requirement to install a sidewalk may be modified or waived, and when an escrow is required for future construction.

    Effective Date: July 29, 2015

    Documents


  • Underground Detention Facilities in Residential and Mixed-Use Developments: Adopted amendment to the Public Facilities Manual. The PFM amendment streamlines the review process for approving the use of underground stormwater detention facilities in residential or mixed-use developments, clarifies the developer's requirement to provide funds for maintenance and replacement, and eliminates the need for maintenance funds for residential and mixed-use developments with 50 or more units.

    Effective Date: June 3, 2015

    Documents


  • As-built requirements: Amendments to the Public Facilities Manual, Chapter 101 (Subdivision Ordinance) and Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Cod of the County of Fairfax, Virginia. The amendments implement the State code’s requirement to provide geographic coordinates on stormwater structures, revise the as-built requirements for site and subdivision plans and relocate detailed provisions from the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and PFM, into a new section of the PFM.

    Effective Date

    • Amendment to Chapter 101 (Subdivision Ordinance) - March 4, 2015
    • Amendment to Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) - March 4, 2015
    • Amendment to the Public Facilities Manual - March 4, 2015

    Documents


  • Stormwater Management Ordinance and related County Code Amendments: Amendments to Chapter 124 (Stormwater Management Ordinance), Chapter 101 (Subdivision Ordinance), and Appendix Q (Land Development Services Fees) of The Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia. The proposed amendments implement changes to the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (Va. Code Ann. § 62.1-44.15:24, et seq.) and Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulation (9 VAC 25-870 et seq.) and also include minor changes to Stormwater Management Ordinance language for consistency with the language in the regulations and to clarify existing requirements.

    Effective Date
    • Chapter 124 (Stormwater Management Ordinance) and Appendix Q (Land Development Services Fees) - March 4, 2015
    • Chapter 101 (Subdivision Ordinance) - April 1, 2015, except that Final Subdivision Plats submitted to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services prior to April 1, 2015, and approved prior to Oct. 1, 2015, shall be grandfathered.

    Documents

  • Pro Rata Share Program: Proposed amendment to Chapter 6 (Storm Drainage) of the Public Facilities Manual. The proposed amendment would replace the 27 current watershed-based pro rata share rates with a single countywide rate for assessment purposes, implement a credit system for on-site stormwater management and best management practices, and provide for the inclusion of low-impact development stormwater practices in the county’s general drainage improvement program.

    Documents

  • Amendments to the Public Facilities Manual (in conjunction with the proposed Stormwater Management Ordinance): Amendments to Chapter 6 (Storm Drainage) and Chapter 12 (Vegetation Preservation and Planting) of the Public Facilities Manual Re: Water Quality Controls, Adequate Outfall, Detention, Maintenance of Stormwater Management Facilities, and Replanting of Disturbed Areas.

    Documents



Please note: Written signatures may have been redacted from the online versions of documents for protection against unlawful duplication.

For more information, contact Site Code Research and Development Branch at 703-324-1780, TTY 711, or via email.


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