Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan 2013 Edition (as amended*)



Fairfax County Comprehensive Planning Comprehensive Plan Area I Comprehensive Plan Area II Comprehensive Plan Area III Comprehensive Plan Area III Policy PlanComprehensive Plan Map Comprehensive Plan MapTrails Plan MapComprehensive Plan GlossaryWhich Section to go to

Fairfax County Comprehensive Land Use Plan MapThe Comprehensive Plan  is required by state law to be used as a guide in decision-making about the built and natural environment by the county's Board of Supervisors and other agencies, such as the Planning Commission.  The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan consists of:

  • Policy Plan - outlines the objectives, policies, and guidelines to guide planning and development review considerations toward implementing county goals. The goals address the future development pattern of Fairfax County, and protection of natural and cultural resources for present and future generations.
  • Area Plans   (Area I, Area II, Area III, and Area IV) - key elements for implementing the Policy Plan's goals and objectives at the more detailed Planning District and Community Planning Sector levels.
  • Comprehensive Plan Map - illustrates planned land uses, transportation improvements and public facilities.
  • Countywide Transportation Plan Map
  • Countywide Trails Plan Map
  • Glossary - contains an alphabetical listing defining terms as they are used in the context of the Comprehensive Plan.

Used together, these elements comprise a dynamic document which is used by the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, county staff and the public to guide land use, transportation and public facility decision making.

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*Sections of the Comprehensive Plan are updated periodically to incorporate Plan amendments adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
The Web edition of the Comprehensive Plan is the most up-to-date. The "Amended Through [date]" in each section header of The Plan,
identifies when that section was last updated.


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