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Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments Scheduled for Public Hearing

The Code of Virginia requires localities to review their Comprehensive Plans at least once every five years. The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan is evaluated more frequently to manage the dynamic changes in the County and to conduct Plan maintenance.  Plan amendments are initiated by a motion by the Board of Supervisors. In order for an amendment to be adopted, it must be the subject of a public hearing before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. See the Planning Commission's Meeting Calendar for information about currently scheduled Planning Commission public hearings. The Board of Supervisors must vote to adopt the amendment in order to change the Plan.  Staff reports for the proposed amendments scheduled for public hearing are listed below. Click on the Plan amendment number that precedes the name of the amendment to review the staff report. Staff reports are in portable document format (PDF). You will need Adobe Reader version 6.0 or greater installed on your computer to view these files.   

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2013-CW-4CP - Conservation Areas and Community Improvement Areas: Plan amendment 2013-CW-4CP proposes to remove references to expired Conservation Areas and Community Improvement Areas deemed completed, from the Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:15 PM.  Decision only deferred to Thursday, September 17, 2015.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

2014-IV-MV1 - 4201 and 4203 Buckman Road:  Plan Amendment 2014-IV-MV1 consists of Tax Map Parcels 101-3 ((1)) 15A (Parcel 15A) and 101-3 ((1)) 15B (Parcel 15B), located at 4201 and 4203 Buckman Road. The proposed Plan Amendment considers single-family attached residential use, or townhomes, on the subject properties and consolidation of the two parcels.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.  Decision only deferred to Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

2013-I-B2 - Seven Corners Community Business Center (CBC) Study: Plan Amendment 2013-I-B2 proposes revisions to Comprehensive Plan guidance for the Seven Corners Community Business Center. The amendment proposes new areawide guidance pertaining to land use and density, urban design, streetscape, public facilities and transportation. New land use and intensity recommendations for renamed Land Units A, B and C are proposed to allow for redevelopment of Land Unit B as an urban town center and Land Units A and C as urban villages. Each mixed-use center would include a refined grid of streets with enhanced streetscapes. The transportation system is recommended to be improved with a redesign of the Seven Corners interchange into a four-legged intersection of Leesburg Pike, Wilson Boulevard and Sleepy Hollow Road and with the construction of a new ring road around this intersection. Recommendations in support of parks and public facilities are also provided. The amendment also proposes to reorganize the structure of the Plan text for the Seven Corners CBC, to utilize a form-based planning approach that emphasizes the scale, land use relationships, urban design principles and function of future development while providing flexibility with respect to specific land uses and intensities. Plan recommendations for the remaining Land Units in the CBC are not proposed to be amended.  Further information on the Seven Corners CBC Study can be found here.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.  Decision only deferred to Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. (rescheduled from June 23, 2015)

ST09-III-UP1(B) - Reston Master Plan Special Study, Phase II - Residential Neighborhoods and Village Centers:  Comprehensive Plan amendment ST09-III-UP1(B) proposes to update Comprehensive Plan guidance for the community of Reston and several small areas adjacent to Reston. The guidance is applicable to Reston's Transit Station Areas (Wiehle-Reston East, Reston Town Center and Herndon), residential neighborhoods, Village Centers (Hunters Woods, South Lakes, Tall Oaks, North Point and Lake Anne) and several non-residential areas located within the residential neighborhoods. The Plan Amendment for Phase 2 retains and integrates the community-wide Reston Vision and Planning Principles and Reston Transit Station Areas guidance previously adopted (February 11, 2014) as part of the Comprehensive Plan amendment for Phase 1 of the Reston study ( ST09-III-UP1(A)). It also retains the recommendations previously adopted (December 2, 2014) as part of the Lake Anne Village Center/Reston Crescent Plan Amendment ( 2013-III-UP1).

Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.  Decision only deferred to Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

2014-III-DS1 - Dulles Suburban Center, Land Unit J, Akridge:  Plan amendment 2014-III-DS1 for 50 acres located north of the intersection of Stonecroft and Westfields Boulevards, west of Route 28 [Tax Map Parcel 44-3((1))15]. The property is planned for mixed-use development, private open space and public parks with office, conference center/hotel, industrial/flex and industrial uses at an average intensity of .50 FAR. The Plan includes options for a mix of uses that includes residential and retail for a maximum intensity of 1.0 FAR, 1.5 FAR or 2.25 FAR, based on proximity to transit and density transfer from other areas and the mix of uses. The proposed Plan amendment considers the appropriate amount and placement of planned residential use on the subject property.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.  Decision only deferred to Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

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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