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 (S11-III-DS1):  This Plan amendment concerned 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 (S13-II-M3):  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 (ST09-III-DS1); Rocks Property (S07-III-UP2); Elden Street (S09-III-UP2):  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 (APR 09-IV-1MV and 09-IV-15MV):  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 (ST09-III-UP1(B)):  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 & 2013 P-01 - Procedural References (2013-CW-2CP):  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.


2013-07 - 6862 Elm Street  (S13-II-M1):  This Plan amendment revised the Comprehensive Plan for Tax Map parcels 30-2((1))61 and 30-2((10))(6)1 and portions of the Concept for Future Development of the McLean Community Business Center. The approximately 4.7 acre property is generally located at the northeast corner of Elm Street and Fleetwood Road. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained in Subarea 29 of the McLean Community Business Center, in the McLean Planning District, Area II volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment replans the subject area as a Redevelopment Area and for mixed-use development to include office use , multifamily residential use and ground floor retail uses with up to 400,000 square feet of development and an overall intensity up to 1.94 FAR, with conditions relating to consolidation, design, transportation and the environment.  Adopted 3/25/2014. 


2013-08 & 2013 P-02 - 2013 Heritage Resources Plan Update (2013-CW-6CP):  On December 7, 2009, the Board of Supervisors endorsed the creation of an annual process to amend the Comprehensive Plan to update information on heritage resources throughout the County. Plan Amendment 2013-08 updated the Inventory of Historic Sites tables and maps; and revised language in the Area Plans related to heritage resources to reflect changes which have taken place, such as where research has uncovered more accurate information on a site. Two additional historic sites were added to the Inventory tables.  Adopted 4/29/2014.


2013-09- Vulcan Quarry (S13-IV-LP1):  This Plan amendment revised the Comprehensive Plan for Tax Map parcels 106-3((1)) 4B and 9, 106-4((1))20B(pt.), 56A (pt.), 112-2((1))8,9,11,12 and 14 and a portion of right-of-way located south of Peniwill Drive proposed to be vacated/abandoned. The approximately 527 acre property is generally located South of Peniwill Drive, West of Ox Road (Route 123) and North of the Occoquan River. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained in the LP1 Laurel Hill Community Planning Sector in the Lower Potomac Planning District and the P5 Dominion Community Planning Sector in the Pohick Planning District, volumes III and IV of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment replans the subject property for public facilities use to facilitate the reconfiguration and conversion in phases of the Vulcan Quarry to a future water supply storage facility with conditions relating to mitigation of noise and vibration impacts, truck traffic, buffering and screening, and mitigation of adverse environmental impacts to streams, EQCs and RPAs. Adopted 6/3/2014. 


2013-10- Charles Street (2013-I-B1):   This Plan amendment concerns approximately 2.72 acres south of Leesburg Pike, east of Charles Street and west of Washington Drive in the Mason District. The Plan recommendations are located in Sub-Unit D-2 of the Baileys Crossroads Community Business Center, Area I volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment modified option under redevelopment option for office, retail or mixture of these uses up to .25 FAR with conditions that detailed the realignment of Charles Street with Glen Forest Drive at Leesburg Pike, access to the property, prohibition of drive-thru fast food restaurants, and emphasis on screening and buffering from existing residential properties. Adopted 9/23/2014.


Amendments to the 2013 Edition of The Policy Plan


2013 P-01 - See 2013-06 above


2013 P-02 - See 2013-08 above


2013 P-03 - Green Buildings  (2013-CW-3CP): Plan amendment 2013 P-03 revised the Green Building policy in the Environment section of the Policy Plan of the Comprehensive Plan. Several modifications to the policy were made, including: an update to reflect advances in available green building rating systems; a definition of "equivalent" as applied to green building rating systems; green building performance tied to high levels of intensity and density; energy and water performance monitoring; public-private partnerships; application of the policy in Industrial Areas; support for electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and other clarifications to the policy guidance.  Adopted 7/1/2014.


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