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 2011 Edition of The Area Plans
2011-01 - 2009-2010 South County APR Item 09-III-1FC, Fair Oaks Mall: APR nomination 09-III-1FC concerned Sub-unit J5 of the Fairfax Center Area, Area III, approximately 131 acres located south of Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50), north of Interstate 66, and east of Legato Road in the Springfield Supervisor District. The amendment modified the recommendations for the sub-unit to increase the intensity of the Overlay level up to 0.65 floor-area ratio (FAR) and expand the uses to include residential, retail, hotel, and office uses for a 109.5-acre area (Fair Oaks Mall property) and retail, hotel, and office uses for the remainder of the sub-unit. The amendment also added two Overlay Options for the 109.5-acre mall property, which recommend residential, retail, hotel and office use up to 0.80 FAR, based on the funding of bus rapid transit and other conditions, and up to 1.0 FAR, based on the funding of Metrorail and other conditions. Adopted 4/26/2011.
2011-02 - 2009-2010 South County APR Item 09-IV-2S, Springfield INOVA Healthplex: APR nomination 09-IV-2S concerned an approximately 8-acre portion of Land Unit A in the Beulah Community Planning Sector, Springfield Planning District, located north of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway and east of Walker Lane in the Lee Supervisor District. The amendment modified the recommendations for the 8-acre portion of the land unit to include an option to expand the medical care facilities, medical office use, and ancillary uses up to a total of 296,000 SF with conditions for redevelopment. Adopted 5/10/2011.
2011-03 - 2009-2010 South County APR Item 09-IV-13MV, Mount Vernon District Campus: Approximately 73-acres, this property is generally located west of Schelhorn Road and north of Sherwood Hall Lane, west of Friars Court and Bayberry Drive, north of Apple Hill Road and east of Holland Road. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Fort Hunt Community Planning Sector (MV6), Area IV volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment contains recommendations to establish a campus-like, pedestrian and bicycle-friendly environment and provides for the expansion of the hospital facilities and government/public facilities uses up to .50 FAR on parcel 102-1((1))4. Adopted 6/21/2011.
2011-04 - ST11-IV-LP1, Village of Accotink: Plan amendment ST11-IV-LP1 amended the Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Accotink. The approximately 27-acre property is located on Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1) at the juncture of Backlick Road, east of the Fairfax County Parkway. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained in the Fort Belvoir Community Planning Sector (LP4) of the Lower Potomac Planning District, Area IV volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment allows for redevelopment of a portion of the village to create a focal point at the intersection of Richmond Highway and Backlick Road. Adopted 6/21/2011.
2011-05 - 2009-2010 South County APR Item 09-IV-12LP, Northern Virginia Industrial Park: Approximately 69-acres, this property is generally located west of Telegraph Road, east of Pohick Estates Park, and north of Southgate Woods townhouse development. The amendment modified the recommendations for a portion of Land Unit D of the LP2 Lorton-South Route 1 Community Planning Sector to add an option for a mix of office, retail, hotel, light industrial, and civic uses at an intensity up to 0.65 floor-area ratio (FAR) with conditions. The amendment also modified the Transportation Plan Map to show Telegraph Road planned for six lanes from Richmond Highway to the Fairfax County Parkway. Adopted 9/13/2011.
2011-06 - S11-IV-RH1, Jefferson Funeral Chapel: Plan amendment S11-IV-RH1 concerns an approximately 1.77-acre area located on the south side of Castlewellan Drive, east of South Van Dorn Street in the Lee Supervisor District, Rose Hill Planning District, Lehigh Community Planning Sector, Tax Map Parcel 81-4((1))56A. The subject area is planned for residential use at a density of 3-4 dwelling units per acre (du/ac). The amendment added an option to the Comprehensive Plan for a funeral home use on the subject property. Adopted 9/13/2011.
2011-07 - S11-II-F1, Eleven Oaks School Site: Plan amendment S11-II-F1 amended the Comprehensive Plan for Tax Map parcels 57-4 ((1)) 6 and 57-4 ((18)) A, 11-47. The approximately 7.6 acre property is generally located north of University Drive, east of Route 123 (Ox Road) and south of School Street. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained in the F7 George Mason Community Planning Sector of the Fairfax Planning District, Area II volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment allows for residential use at a density of 5-8 dwelling units per acre for the subject property and a maximum of 7 dwelling units per acre for Parcel 57-4 ((1)) 6, with conditions relating to tree preservation, streetscaping, access and open space for future residents. Adopted 2/28/2012.
2011-08 - S11-CW-4CP, 2011 Heritage Resources Plan Update: This amendment updated the Inventory of Historic Sites tables and maps, and revised language in the Area Plans related to heritage resources to reflect changes that have taken place, such as where research has uncovered more accurate information on a site. Two sites, Great Falls Park Historic District [Tax Map 8-4((12))3A1 and 13-2((1))35] and Clifton Elementary School [Tax Map 75-4((1))24], were added to the Inventory tables. Adopted 3/6/2012
2011-09 - ST10-IV-MV1, Penn Daw Special Study: Plan Amendment ST10-IV-MV1 amended the Comprehensive Plan for Sub-unit F-2 and Land Unit H of the Penn Daw CBC. The approximately 17.23-acre study area is generally located west of the intersection of Richmond Highway and North/South Kings Highway, between School Street and the Kings Garden Apartments. The amendment added options for redevelopment with up to 735 residential units and a minimum of 40,000 square feet of retail use in Land Unit H. Conditions related to buffering and tapering, building height, streetscape, urban design, transportation improvements, and stormwater are also included. Adopted 4/10/2012
2011-10 - S11-IV-MV1, Buckman Road: Plan Amendment S11-IV-MV1 amended the Comprehensive Plan for Suburban Neighborhood Area 4 between the Hybla Valley/Gum Springs CBC and the South County Center CBC in the Richmond Highway Corridor (Tax Map parcels 101-2 ((1)) 22-24, ((5)) (2) 1-7, 8A, 8B, 9-16, (3) 1, 2A, 3A, 4-13). The approximately 16.94-acre property is located west of Richmond Highway between Buckman Road and Janna Lee Avenue. The area is planned for residential use at 2-3 dwelling units per acre (du/ac), with office/retail use up to .25 FAR. The amendment added an option for residential use at a density of 20 to 30 dwelling units per acre, with conditions related to consolidation, building design, parks and open space, environment, pedestrian circulation, and transportation improvements. Accessory office use or accessory retail use may be appropriate on the ground floor of the multifamily buildings. Two existing options for portions of the subject area were removed. Adopted 5/1/2012
2011-11 - S11-I-B1, Peace Valley Lane: Plan Amendment S11-I-B1 added Comprehensive Plan guidance for Tax Map 61-1((1))7. The approximately 1.89 acre property is generally located on Peace Valley Lane between Colmac Drive and Leesburg Pike. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained within the B5 Barcroft Community Planning Sector of the Baileys Planning District, Area I volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment added an option for residential use at a density range of 3-4 dwelling units per acres with conditions related to access, tree preservation, provision of a trail and documentation of cultural resources. Adopted 5/22/2012
2011-12 - S11-CW-1CP, Update of the Comprehensive Plan Map: Plan Amendment S11-CW-1CP is a county-wide amendment which updated the Fairfax County Comprehensive Land Use Plan Map. The amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map reflects land use actions taken by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 1995. The amendment also revised existing conditions on the land use map, such as public parks, private recreation, and public facilities uses, and removed the Dam Failure Impact Areas from the map. A pdf version of the adopted Comprehensive Plan Map can be found here. Adopted 6/19/2012
2011-13 & 2011 P-01 - S11-CW-2CP, Update of the Concept for Future Development: Plan Amendment S11-CW-2CP updated the Concept for Future Development (Concept). The revisions primarily involve editing the descriptions of the land classification categories and updating the Concept Map. Changes to the descriptions of the land classification categories include removal of the recommended intensities in favor of more descriptive character guidance. Revisions to the Concept Map include digitizing the map using GIS and adding the future Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner and along the Dulles Toll Road. Adopted 6/19/2012
2011-14 - S12-IV-MV1, Penn Daw CBC, Land Units D & F-1 (Adler Site, Fast Eddie's): Plan Amendment S12-IV-MV1 amended the Comprehensive Plan for Tax Map parcels 83-3 ((1)) 22B, 22C, 22D ; 83-3 ((9)) (1) A, B, B1, B2, 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4, 5A and 5. The approximately 4.4 acre property is generally located east of North Kings Highway, south of Jamaica Drive and west of Richmond Highway. The Plan recommendations for the subject property are contained in the Richmond Highway Corridor Area, Subunit F-1of the Penn Daw Community Business Center, in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Area IV volume of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment allows an option for mixed-use development to include multifamily residential use and ground floor retail and office uses up to 1.8 FAR, with conditions relating to consolidation, building height, pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, urban design, transitions to residential areas, transportation and stormwater management. Adopted 12/4/2012.
2011-15 - S11-IV-LP2, Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Area: Plan Amendment S11-IV-LP2 amended the Comprehensive Plan for the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Area (Tax Map parcel 107-1 ((1)) 9). The approximately 80 acre site of the former D.C. Department of Corrections Reformatory and Penitentiary (Central/Max) is located west of Silverbrook Road, south of White Spruce Way, and north of Lorton Road in Lorton. The amendment generally incorporates the recommendations of the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Area Master Plan, which recommends a mix of uses for the site, including residential, retail and office uses, with both adaptive reuse of historic structures and new development. Adopted 12/4/12.
2011-16 & 2011 P-02 - Editorial Updates to the
Comprehensive Plan: This Countywide amendment made editorial
revisions to the Overview sections of the planning districts, the
Character sections of the community planning sectors contained in the
Area Plan volumes of the Comprehensive Plan, and the Preface to the
Policy Plan. The revisions include removal of outdated demographic and
other factual information, reorganizing the text, correcting grammar,
updating road names, and applying a uniform writing style. Minor changes
to hyphenation and road and railroad names were also adopted in all
districts/sections of the Area Plans and the Land Use, Transportation,
Housing and Environment sections of the Policy Plan. Adopted
2011-17 - 2009-2010 South County APR Items 09-IV-2MV and 09-IV-27MV, Huntington Transit Station Area, Land Unit I (Huntington Club): APR Items 09-IV-2MV and 09-IV-27MV amended the Comprehensive Plan for Land Unit I of the Huntington TSA. The approximately 19.5-acre property is located between Huntington Avenue and North Kings Highway, west of the Huntington Metrorail Station. The amendment added an option for mixed-use development to include residential, office, retail, and hotel uses up to 3.0 FAR with conditions related to elements such as transportation, phasing, urban parks, stormwater management, and affordable housing. Adopted 2/26/2013
2011-18 - 2012 Heritage Resources Plan Update: This amendment updated the Inventory of Historic Sites tables and maps, and revised language in the Area Plans related to heritage resources to reflect changes that have taken place, such as where research has uncovered more accurate information on a site. Six additional locations of a currently listed historic site were added to the Inventory tables. Adopted 4/9/2013
2011-19 - Huntington Transit Development Area, Land Unit L and a portion of Land Unit M (Jefferson Manor): This Plan amendment amended the Comprehensive Plan for Land Unit L and a portion of Land Unit M in the Huntington Transit Development Area (TDA). The approximately 11.8 acre property within the Lee Supervisor District is located south of Jefferson Drive, west of North Kings Highway, north of Fort Drive, and east of Monticello Road. The amendment to the Comprehensive Plan recommends residential mixed use development at an intensity up to 2.15 floor area ratio (FAR) on the portion of the study area, with conditions relating to parcel consolidation, transportation, building height, urban design, and stormwater management. The duplexes are recommended for a density of 8-12 dwelling units per acre (du/ac). A modification to the TDA boundary is also included as part of this amendment. Adopted 4/9/2013
Amendments to the 2011 Edition of The Policy Plan
2011 P-01 (see 2011-13 above)
2011 P-02 (see 2011-16 above)
2011 P-03 - Mobile and Land-Based Services Policy Plan Amendment: The "Mobile and Land-Based Telecommunication Services" Policy Plan element of the Comprehensive Plan was amended to provide additional guidance for locating telecommunication facilities, to allow for expedited processing of installations where there is little or no visual presence, and to clarify and expand plan guidance concerning "Administrative Review" locations, per the recommendation of the Planning Commission's Telecommunications Committee. Adopted 4/30/2013
2011 P-04 - Parks Comprehensive Plan Update, First Phase - Policy Plan: This amendment updates the Parks and Recreation Section of the Comprehensive Plan's Policy Plan. The amendment incorporates urban parks guidance and adds the Urban Parks Framework as a new appendix, describes certain aspects of park natural resources more accurately, clarifies elements of the Park Classification System, and updates both Fairfax County Park Authority's and Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's acquisition criteria. Adopted 5/14/2013
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