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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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2017-I-A1:  Gallows Road Consolidation - On January 24, 2017, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 9.5 acres of land located south of Gallows Road, north of Libeau Lane and east of the Raintree neighborhood (Tax Map Parcels 59-2 ((1)) 29A, 29B, 30-36, 38-43 and 43A) in the Annandale Planning District, Mason Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends residential uses at 1-2 dwelling units per acre. The Board requested that staff consider residential uses at 5-8 dwelling units per acre for the subject property.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:15 PM.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM

2017-I-B1: 6060 Arlington Boulevard, Seven Corners -  On January 24, 2017 the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 6060 Arlington Boulevard (Tax Map Parcel 51-4 ((1)) 5A) in the Baileys Planning District, Seven Corners Community Business Center, Mason Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends office at an intensity of .20 FAR. The Board requested that staff consider redevelopment of the property from office use to residential use up to approximately 12 dwelling units per acre.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:15 PM.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM

2016-III-P1:  Workhouse Road Area - On September 20, 2016, the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for 18.6 acres of property along Workhouse Road in the Pohick Planning District, Mount Vernon Magisterial Supervisor District. The adopted Plan for this area recommends residential uses at a density of .2-.5 dwelling units per acre (du/ac). The Board requested that staff consider revised land use recommendations, not to exceed 2-3 du/ac.  Public hearings have not been scheduled for this Plan amendment.

Proposed Modifications to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process: Modifications are being proposed to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process, known as Fairfax Forward. The new process would retain the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program that schedules county-wide, area-wide, and any Board-authorized amendments and adds a new four-year, nomination-based review cycle known as the Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process (SSPA).

Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:15 PM. *** Decision only deferred to Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:15 P.M.***
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM ***Public hearing moved to Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.***

2017-CW-1CP:  Mobile and Land Based Telecommunications Policy Plan Amendment -  On January 24, 2017 the Board of Supervisors authorized a Comprehensive Plan amendment to the Mobile and Land-Based Telecommunications Services portion of the Public Facilities section of the Policy Plan. This Plan amendment brings Policy Plan objectives for feature shown and administrative review of telecommunications facilities into compliance with the Spectrum Act (codified at 47 U.S.C. §1455) and with the 2015 adoption of the Federal Communications Commission's report and order.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, March 29 15, 2017 at 8:15 PM  *** Public hearing deferred to Wednesday, June 21, 2017. ***
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM ***Public hearing moved to Tuesday, July 25, 2017 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, 2016 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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