Recently Adopted Comprehensive Plan Amendments

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The following Plan Amendments have been recently adopted by the Board of Supervisors. A link to the adopted Plan text is included, if available. Please note: The adopted text may not yet be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan.                                                             

Amendments to the 2013 Edition of The Area Plans

2013-01 - Dulles Station, Parcel 5A:  Plan amendment S11-III-DS1 concerns an approximately 4.26 acre property located northwest of the Sayward Boulevard and Carta Way intersection in the Dranesville Supervisor District.  The Plan recommendations are located in Land Unit A of the Dulles Suburban Center, Area III volume of the Comprehensive Plan.  The property is located in an area planned for a mix of uses at .50 to 1.0 FAR with optional intensities of 1.5 FAR within a 1/4 mile and 1.25 FAR within 1/2 mile of the Innovation Center Metrorail station.  The amendment added an option for residential use and support retail up to 2.4 FAR with conditions regarding enhancement of the grid of streets, provision of workforce housing units, provision of stormwater management and water quality controls and creation of a high-quality walkable environment.  Adopted 7/30/2013.

2013-02 - McLean CBC Editorial Updates:  The McLean CBC, located in the Dranesville Supervisor District,  extends north, south, east and west of the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road.  The northern boundary is Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123).  The Plan amendment encompassed editorial changes to and clarification of Comprehensive Plan language of the McLean CBC.  Adopted 11/19/2013.

2013-03  - Route 28 Station Area-South; Rocks Property; Elden Street:  These Plan amendments addressed Land Unit A of the Dulles Suburban Center which consists of approximately 650 acres southwest of the Dulles Toll Road and Centreville Road; and the approximately 16 acre commercial area northwest of the Dulles Toll Road and Centreville Road. The amendment modified the Comprehensive Plan for the planned Innovation Center Metrorail area, in order to achieve better transit-oriented development consistent with County policies. Adopted 12/3/2013

2013-04 - North Gateway Community Business Center (CBC), Subunit A1 and A2:  Area Plans Review items 09-IV-1MV and 09-IV-15MV replan an option for mixed-use development up to 1.65 FAR on approximately 17.8 acres, generally located northwest of Richmond Highway and northeast of Huntington Avenue. Conditions related to consolidation, urban design, transportation, and the environment are recommended. Further recommendations state that higher intensities may be evaluated when transportation mitigation strategies are identified. The option for residential use at 30 dwelling units per acre has been deleted. Adopted 1/28/2014. 

2013-05 - Reston Master Plan Special Study, Phase I - Reston Transit Station Areas: This Plan amendment, the first part of a two phase study, addresses the Reston Transit Station Areas which consist of approximately 1,700 acres bisecting the community of Reston along the Dulles Airport Access Road and Dulles Toll Road. The amendment reorganized the Reston-Herndon Suburban Center into three contiguous Transit Station Areas which are located to the north and south of the Wiehle-Reston East and Reston Town Center Metrorail stations and to the south of the Herndon Metrorail station to achieve better transit-oriented development consistent with County policies. The second phase of the study will consider areas of Reston further from the Reston Transit Station Areas, which includes residential areas, Village Centers and other commercial areas. Adopted 2/11/2014.

2013-06 - Procedural References -   This Plan amendment updated the descriptions of the county's planning processes in the Policy Plan and references to processes within the Area Plan volumes. The amendment also revised guidance regarding the Area Plans Review (APR) process to reflect the adoption of Fairfax Forward and to amend references to other outdated procedures.  Adopted 3/4/2014.

Amendments to the 2013 Edition of The Policy Plan

No amendments to the 2013 Edition of the Policy Plan have been adopted at this time.

For More Information

Contact the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380, TTY 711 for more information about the planning process.

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