Comprehensive Plan Amendments

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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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2014-III-DS2 - Dulles Suburban Center, Land Unit I, Marlo Site:  On July 29, 2014, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2014-III-DS2 for the Marlo site, located in Land Unit I of the Dulles Suburban Center (Tax Map Parcel 34-3((13))3) in the Sully Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area states that retail use is not planned for the subject site, but that a furniture store may be appropriate under certain conditions. The proposed plan amendment would consider allowing alternative retail uses on the site. The proposed Plan amendment has been evaluated with respect to potential impacts related to land use compatibility, transportation, schools, parks and recreation, and the environment.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. 

2013-II-M1 - West Falls Church Transit Station Area Editorial Update:  Plan amendment 2013-II-M1 includes the West Falls Church Transit Station Area, located south of Interstate 66, northeast of Route 7 and West of Great Falls Street in the Dranesville Supervisors District and 2.4 acres east of Shreve Road and north of Gordons Road in the Providence Supervisor District. The proposed Plan Amendment considers an areawide editorial update of the West Falls Church Transit Station Area (TSA) and revision to the Fairfax County boundary to reflect the 2014 boundary change between the county and the City of Falls Church. 

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

2014-I-B1 - 5600 Columbia Pike/Baileys Gateway:  Plan Amendment 2014-I-B1 concerns approximately 3.8 acres located at a gateway to the Baileys Crossroads Community Business Center on the northwest corner of Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Road [Tax Map 62-1 ((1)) 7]. Approximately 0.18 acre of the subject area is located in Arlington County. The proposed Plan amendment considers allowing multifamily residential use with an option for ground level support retail and services at up to 400,000 square feet (450 multifamily dwelling units) as an alternative to office use.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

2014-III-P1 - Silas Burke Property: Plan amendment 2014-III-P1 concerns the Silas Burke property, an approximately 4.96-acre site located at 9617 Burke Lake Road [Tax Map Parcel 78-3 ((1)) 4]. The site is located on the east side of Burke Lake Road between Shipplet Boulevard and Lee Chapel Road. The proposed Plan amendment considers the appropriateness of an option for the site redeveloping with residential use at 2-3 dwelling units per acre or a medical care facility (assisted living facility) with up to approximately 54,000 gross square feet with conditions.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:15 P.M.  Decision only deferred to Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. (rescheduled from February 17, 2015 due to inclement weather)

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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