Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process



The Comprehensive Plan is a guide used for making land use decisions for Fairfax County. The Area Plans Review (APR) process is an opportunity for anyone to submit a nomination for consideration as an amendment to the Area Plan volumes of the Comprehensive Plan. Nominators and any interested parties can review the nominations that have been submitted; attend Task Force meetings; review the Department of Planning and Zoning staff report on each nomination; and testify at public hearings (or in writing) before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. Action by the Board of Supervisors is required to amend the Comprehensive Plan.

2012 Fairfax Forward

What is the future of the Area Plans Review process?  Fairfax Forward is an ongoing effort to propose a new means to review and manage the Comprehensive Plan, as a replacement for the APR process. On July 9, 2013 the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Fairfax Forward.  The Board acted to:

  • Adopt the revised Comprehensive Plan review process, as outlined in the Fairfax Forward Staff Report dated February 20, 2013, subsequent Addendum dated April 3, 2013, and Board item dated July 9, 2013, and the Pilot Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program as a formal test of program operations,  
  • Direct staff to measure the efficiency, effectiveness, accessibility, and impact of the new process and the Pilot Work Program after two years of program operations,
  • Direct staff to develop a formal process to gather proposals received outside of the work program, and 
  • Rescind a number of  outstanding Board-authorized amendments (Plan Amendment S11-CW-5CP also was rescinded). 

Read the July 9, 2013 News Release

2009-2010 South County Area Plans Review

In the 2009-2010 South County APR cycle, Comprehensive Plan guidance for the southern portion of the County, including the Braddock, Lee, Mason, Mount Vernon and Springfield Supervisor districts, was reviewed.

Staff Report for APR Items 09-IV-1MV and 09-IV-15MV |  Guide to 2009-2010 South County Area Plans Review (APR)| 2009-2010 South County APR Nominations & Staff Reports | Staff Report Book for Non-VDOT Review Items (June 16, 2010 PC Public Hearing) | Staff Report Book for Non-VDOT Review Items (July 14, 2010 PC Public Hearing) |  Summary of Adopted Amendments (Non-VDOT- Review Items)

2008-2009 North County Area Plans Review

In the 2008-2009 North County APR cycle, Comprehensive Plan guidance for the northern portion of the County, including the Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Providence, and Sully Supervisor districts, was reviewed.

Guide to 2008-2009 North County Area Plans Review (APR)2008-2009 North County APR Nominations & Staff Reports |  Summary of Adopted Amendments (Non-VDOT- Review Items) |  Summary of Adopted Amendments (VDOT- Review Items)

2008-2009 BRAC Area Plans Review

The BRAC-Related APR process has concluded. The BRAC APR process considered nominations in areas of the southeastern portion of the County that will be impacted by the influx of up to 20,000 new jobs to Fort Belvoir and the Engineer Proving Grounds. Information about the nominations proposed, including the status and amendments adopted by the Board of Supervisors can be found in the links below:

BRAC APR Nominations & Staff Reports  |  Summary of Adopted Amendments (Non-VDOT- Review Items)Summary of Adopted Amendments (VDOT- Review Items)


For more information call or visit:

The Planner of the Day
Department of Planning and Zoning
Planning Division
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035-5505
703-324-1380 (TTY 711, Virginia Relay)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Planning and Zoning: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz

Comprehensive Plan: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/comprehensiveplan

 


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