BRAC Area Plans Review Existing Conditions Report
2008 BRAC-Related Area Plans Review
Existing Conditions Report
Fairfax County faces an enormous challenge with the possible net gain of over 20,000 jobs to Fort Belvoir by September 2011 as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions. The impacts of these planned movements will significantly affect transportation systems, the natural environment, and the quality of life both on- and off-post. The County must be prepared to address and mitigate adverse impacts as well as capitalize on new opportunities that may be created by the addition of new employees. For example, additional jobs and households may be created as contractors and service providers move to the area to support the defense jobs. Accommodating and mitigating the impacts will require careful planning and a clear understanding of the supply of and demand for development.
The purpose of this study is to provide a basis to analyze whether changes to the Comprehensive Plan are warranted given the relocation of these jobs to Fort Belvoir. These proposed changes will be reviewed during the BRAC-related APR process. This study includes an examination of existing, zoned and planned development in several areas in the vicinity of Fort Belvoir and the Engineering Proving Ground (EPG), as well as a look at the existing status of public facilities, environmental and heritage resources, and transporation in the area.
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- Beltway South Industrial Area
- Huntington Transit Station Area
- Richmond Highway Corridor
- I-95 Corridor Industrial Area
- Lorton-South Route 1 Community Planning Sector
- Franconia-Springfield Transit Station Area
- Springfield Community Business Center Area
- Kingstowne Community Business Center Area