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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2013-CW-3CP - Green Building Policy Plan Amendment: Plan amendment 2013-CW-3CP is an update to the existing Green Building policy in the Policy Plan of the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment proposes to update the policy reflecting available green building rating systems, green building performance tied to high levels of intensity and density, energy and water performance monitoring, public-private partnerships, and support for electric vehicles, as well as minor clarifications to the existing policy guidance.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 8:15 PM.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 4:00 PM.  

2013-CW-6CP - 2013 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. Plan Amendment PA 2013-CW-6CP 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 that have taken place, such as where research has uncovered more accurate information on a site. Two additional historic sites are proposed to be added to the Inventory tables. A list of those locations to be added can be found here.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 8:15 PM.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 4:00 PM. 

S13-IV-LP1 - Vulcan Quarry: Plan Amendment #S13-IV-LP1 concerns approximately 527 acres located at 10000 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079 (Tax Map Parcel 112-2((1))12), 9600 Ox Road, Lorton, VA, 22079 (Tax map Parcel 106-4((1))56A (pt.)) and 9800 Ox Road, Lorton, VA, 22079 (Tax map Parcel 112-2((1))8). In addition, Tax map Parcels 106-3((1))4B, 9; Tax Map Parcels 106-4((1))20B (pt.) and 112-2((1))9, 11 and 14, none of which have assigned addresses, and a portion of right-of-way located south of Peniwill Drive proposed to be vacated/abandoned are also within the subject area. The subject area is located in the LP1 Laurel Hill and P5 Dominion Community Planning Sectors, within the Mount Vernon Supervisor District. The subject property is currently planned for public facilities, public parks, private recreation and industrial uses. The Plan Amendment considers the reconfiguration and re-use of Vulcan Quarry as a regional water supply storage facility. The Staff Report has been updated to reflect Tax map parcel updates and minor changes to the subject area.  

Planning Commission public hearing:  Deferred to Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:15 PM.
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM

S13-II-M1 - Elm Street:  Plan Amendment #S13-II-M1 concerns property generally located South of Fleetwood Road and North of Elm Street in the Dranesville Supervisor District. The amendment proposes mixed-use development on Tax Map Parcel 30-2((1))61 (formerly 30-2((10))(6)C,2,3,4,5; ((4))(E)39-43) to include office, multifamily residential and ground floor retail uses and considering the effect on Tax Map Parcel 30-2((10))(6)1. Recommendations to the transportation network may also be modified.

Planning Commission public hearing:  Deferred to Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Board of Supervisors public hearing:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM 

Adopted on March 25, 2014.  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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