Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process - The Area Plans Review
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. Recommendations are anticipated towards the end of the 2012.
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, will be reviewed.
South County APR Schedule | Guide to 2009-2010 South County Area Plans Review (APR)| 2009-2010 South County APR Nominations & Staff Reports | Task Force Meetings Schedule | 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)
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, will be reviewed.
North County APR Schedule | 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)
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:
For More Information
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