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.
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:
For more information call or visit:
The Planner of the Day
Planning and Zoning: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz
Comprehensive Plan: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/comprehensiveplan