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Staff Reports for 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.   

This page contains only Plan amendments for which staff reports have been published.  Please visit the Fairfax Forward page to view other Plan amendments currently being reviewed.   

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2016-IV-MV1:  North Hill - On March 1, 2016, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of Plan Amendment 2016-IV-MV1 for the North Hill property (the northern portion of Tax Map Parcel 92-4 ((1)) 82A), located along the east side of Richmond Highway, north of Dart Drive in the Mount Vernon Planning District, Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The authorization directed staff to consider a mix of 278 multifamily units and 195 townhouses inclusive of affordable housing, public park, and limited community-serving uses. The Plan amendment is under review concurrently with Rezoning and Final Development Plan application RZ/FDP 2016-MV-014, which requests PDH-20 District to allow for 218 affordable multifamily units and 185 townhomes on the subject property.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

2016-II-M2:  McLean CBC Subarea 29, Beverly Road - Plan Amendment #2016-II-M2 concerns property generally located west of Beverly Road and north of Elm Street in the Dranesville Supervisor District. The amendment will consider mixed-use development to include multifamily residential, office and ground floor retail uses at an intensity up to 3.0 FAR and subdivision of Subarea 29 if necessary on Tax Map Parcels 30-2((1)) 27A, 27B, 27C and 30B and 30-2((10))(6) 9.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

2016-II-M1: Langley Fork Historic Overlay District Expansion (This Plan amendment is being reviewed concurrently with Rezoning application RZ 2016-DR-021, also included in this staff report) -  On April 5, 2016, the Board of Supervisors authorized staff to prepare a research report on a proposed expansion of the Langley Fork Historic Overlay District, consideration of a Comprehensive Plan and Map Amendment and initiation of a Board's own rezoning to expand the Langley Fork Historic Overlay District, if recommended by the report. The staff report considers expansion of the Historic Overlay District to include Tax Map Parcels 22-3 ((1)) 50 & 51 and proposes to amend the Comprehensive Plan Map and rezone the area to be included within the boundaries of the Langley Fork Historic Overlay District.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.  ***Public hearing deferred to Wednesday, October 26, 2016***
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

2015-IV-MV3:  Penn Daw CBC Land Unit G (pt.) - Plan Amendment #2015-IV-MV3 concerns property generally located on the east side of Richmond Highway, north of Fairview Drive in the Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The amendment proposes an option for multifamily residential use on Tax Map Parcels 83-3((1))18,19 and 20 to include up to 375 dwelling units with ground-floor retail uses, and other conditions.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

2014-IV-MV3:  Huntington Transit Station Area, Land Units C (part), D (part) and G (part) - On December 2, 2014, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Comprehensive Plan amendment (PA) 2013-IV-MV3 for Land Units C and D of the Huntington Transit Station Area (TSA). Specifically, the Board authorization focused on land use for 2426 Huntington Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22303 (Tax Map Parcels 83-1 ((1)) 42 and 49A). Since a portion of Parcel 42 is located within Land Unit G, the authorization was expanded on March 25, 2015 to include the entire parcel. The Board requested that staff consider the Plan recommendations for these land units to evaluate residential development for Tax Map Parcels 83-1 ((1)) 42 and 49A in line with the community and county's vision for development near transit stations.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

2013-I-MS1:  Merrifield Suburban Center Implementation Update:  On July 9, 2013, through the authorization of the 2013 Comprehensive Work Program, the Board of Supervisors authorized consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Merrifield Suburban Center, in the Providence Supervisor District.  The update focuses on reviewing and updating the existing Comprehensive Plan language for Merrifield and also assesses the level of implementation of the Merrifield Suburban Center Comprehensive Plan guidance.  The scope of the update is editorial, and does not propose any land use or intensity changes for the area.  

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

2016-CW-1CP:  Public Schools -On March 1, 2016, the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to develop locational and character criteria for public schools for inclusion in the Public Facilities section of the Policy Plan. This Plan Amendment will consider vertical school design, co-location of new educational facilities on existing sites, adaptive reuse of existing buildings for educational facilities and alternative educational facilities.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.;  Public hearing deferred to Thursday, July 28, 2016.   ***Decision only deferred to Thursday, September 29, 2016***
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.

2013-CW-8CP:  2015 Heritage Resources Plan Update - 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. This Plan Amendment proposes to update the Inventory of Historic Sites tables and maps, and to revise language in the Area Plans related to heritage resources to reflect changes which have taken place since the last update. Those changes will include the addition of four sites to the Inventory.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

2016 Fairfax Forward Process Evaluation: The 2016 Fairfax Forward evaluation focuses on whether the new process for amending the Comprehensive Plan, which replaced the Area Plans Review (APR) process, has resulted in a better approach to land use planning in the county. The evaluation recommends modifications to Fairfax Forward to improve the process.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:15 PM.  ***On May 25, the Planning Commission deferred decision indefinitely.***
Board of Supervisors action item on process changes:  New date to be determined.  

2015-IV-T1:  Newington Road - On July 28, 2015, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for Newington Road in the Springfield Planning District, Mount Vernon Magisterial Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends widening Newington Road to 4 lanes, from Loisdale Road to Cinder Bed Road (including improving an existing one-lane underpass under the CSX railroad tracks) and upgrading the existing 2-lane segment, from Cinder Bed Road to Telegraph Road, to meet current safety and design standards. Improvements could include widening existing lanes, reducing curves, adding sidewalks, bicycle facilities, turn lanes, or some combination, where necessary. The existing plan does not include adding lanes to this section of Newington Road. The Board requested that staff consider the removal of all planned transportation improvements, identified in the Comprehensive Plan and policy documents, for the segment of Newington Road located between Cinder Bed Road and Telegraph Road.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:15 PM.  ***The Planning Commission has deferred this item indefinitely.***
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  This public hearing has been deferred.  New date to be determined.

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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