Staff Reports for Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan

Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments Scheduled for Public Hearing

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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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View proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program or the Comprehensive Plan as part of the 2015 Fairfax Forward Evaluation

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 15, 2015 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

2014- I-B2- Baileys Crossroads CBC Southeast Quadrant: Plan Amendment 2014-I-B2 concerns approximately 7.4 acres of land within the Bailey's Crossroads Community Business Center generally located along the east side of Moncure Avenue and Columbia Pike from Moncure Avenue to a point about 500 feet west of the interchange with Leesburg Pike [ Tax Map 61-2 ((1)) 112A [formerly 61-2((1))112 and ((45))B], 113, 113A, 113C, 114; 61-2 ((19)) 5A, 11A; and 61-4 ((30)) 15 and 17) ]. The proposed Plan amendment considers allowing residential uses and a public elementary school at an overall intensity of up to 1.50 FAR as a redevelopment option.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.  Public hearing deferred to Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.

2013-CW-T2 - Countywide Bicycle Master Plan:  Staff Report, Bicycle Master Plan Attachment, Bicycle Network Map Attachment, and Trails Plan Map Attachment - Plan Amendment 2103-CW-T2 is a planning study that recommends bicycle facilities and policies that aims to guide the development of bicycle infrastructure throughout Fairfax County. The plan amendment includes three modifications to the Transportation Policy Plan section of the Comprehensive Plan: 1. An amendment Countywide Trails plan, which removed the "Onroad Bike Routes" designation 2. The creation of a Countywide Bicycle Master Plan 3. The Bicycle Master Plan document Chapters 1-4.5

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.  

Adopted on October 28, 2014.  Adopted text coming soon!

2013-III-FC1(A) and S13-III-FC1 - The Fairfax Center Area Study is a multi-phase planning study to examine current recommendations and existing conditions within the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan. Phase I of the study, Plan Amendment (PA) 2013-III-FC1 (A), includes the Suburban Neighborhoods and Low Density Residential Areas within the Fairfax Center Area (Land Units and Sub-units A1, A2, A3, A4, B, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, D, F1, F2, L1, L2, M1, M2, M3, M4, R1, R2, S1, S2, S3, T, U1, U2, V1, and V2), comprising approximately 2,700 acres. Plan Amendment (PA) S13-III-FC1 concerns a subset of this area (Land Units T, U, and V of the Fairfax Center Area), located on the south side of Lee Highway, generally between the Fairfax County Parkway and the City of Fairfax. The Plan amendment considers four types of modifications to the Comprehensive Plan:

1. Amendments to land use recommendations for certain parcels along the Lee Highway;
2. Structural amendments to the Plan text to relocate the Plan recommendations for the transitional areas into the underlying planning districts, effectively removing these areas from the Fairfax Center Area section of the Comprehensive Plan;
3. Editorial amendments to reflect implementation, including such guidance as public facilities planning and land use redevelopment; and,
4. Comprehensive Land Use Plan Map amendments to illustrate the baseline land use in lieu of a uniform textured pattern.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:15 P.M.  Decision only deferred to November 20, 2014, at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.

Adopted on December 2, 2014.  Adopted text coming soon!


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