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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2014-I-A1 - 5285 Port Royal Road/Ravensworth Industrial Area:  Plan Amendment 2014-I-A1 concerns an approximately 4.6 acre parcel located at 5285 Port Royal Road [Tax Map Parcels 70-4 ((10)) 503 and 503A]. The site is located within the Ravensworth Industrial Area, which south of Braddock Road, west of I-495 and east of the Ravensworth Farms residential community. The proposed Plan amendment would facilitate the conversion of an existing warehouse to a self-storage facility use which could result in an overall intensity up to 1.0 FAR. In addition, the proposed amendment considers future inclusion of residential uses within the existing building. 

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.

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: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:15 P.M. (to be deferred)
Board of Supervisors public hearing: To be determined

2013-I-B1 Staff Report and August 26, 2014 Staff Report Addendum - Charles Street:  Plan amendment 2013-I-B1 concerns approximately 2.72 acres located south of Leesburg Pike, west of Charles Street and east of Washington Drive in the Baileys Community Business Center [Tax Map Parcels 61-2((17))(D)1, 61-2((17))(D)3, 61-2((17))(D)4, 61-2((17))(D)5, 61-2((18))1, 61-2((18))2, 61-2((18))3, 61-2((18))4, and 61-2((18))5]. The proposed amendment will allow a redevelopment option for office, retail or a mixture of these uses in an integrated development, with conditions on allowing for pharmacy-related drive-thrus and an engineer alignment of the realignment of Charles Street with Glen Forest Drive.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM.  Decision only deferred to Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. 


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