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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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2015-III-UP1 - Forestville Elementary School Sewer:   Plan amendment 2015-III-UP1 consists of Tax Map Parcels 12-1 ((1)) 45A, 12-1 ((1)) 45, and 12-1 ((1)) 35, located at 1085 and 1149 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls. The proposed Plan Amendment permits consideration of sewer service for Forestville Elementary School due to a failing septic system. In addition, the proposed Plan Amendment permits consideration of sewer service for Great Falls Nike Park. The proposed sewer line would serve only these two public uses.

             Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM.  
             Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

2015-III-DS2 - Dulles Suburban Center, Land Unit D-3, Timber Ridge:  On January 27, 2015 the Board of Supervisors (Board) authorized the consideration of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for Tax Map Parcel 24-4 ((1)) 6B4 in the Bull Run Planning District, Dulles Suburban Center, Sully Supervisor District. The adopted Plan recommendation is for a mix of uses, and includes residential, office, and retail components at an intensity of .70 floor area ratio (FAR). The Board requested that staff consider replacing the planned office use with up to approximately 150 town homes as well as inclusion of a dedication of land for a County facility on the site.

            Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM.  
            Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

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.

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.  Decision only expected to be deferred again to Wednesday, July 15, 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.  Adopted on June 2, 2015.  Adopted text coming soon!

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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