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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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2016-II-TY1: Tysons-Workforce Housing and High-rise Condominiums - On July 26, 2016 the Board of Supervisors authorized a Comprehensive Plan amendment to consider changes to the Workforce dwelling unit (WDU) recommendations in the Tysons Plan as they apply to high-rise condominium developments as recommended by the Tysons High-rise Condominium WDU Advisory Committee. This Plan amendment will only apply to the Tysons Urban Center, within the Providence and Hunter Mill Supervisor Districts.

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:15 PM.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM

2016-CW-3CP:  Editorial Text and Map Revisions for Transit Station and Other Mixed-Use Areas - Plan Amendment 2016-CW-3CP proposes to 1) add text to clearly articulate that Plan text is flexible in nature and should not be interpreted to suggest, request, or require any proffered condition; 2) provide a new map and list of the fifteen mixed-use small areas exempt from the recently adopted Virginia Code §15.2 2303.4; 3) modify existing small area boundaries to fully encompass the respective existing or planned Metrorail station; 4) relocate the Innovation Center Transit Station Area from the Upper Potomac Planning District section to the Dulles Suburban Center section; and 5) update Plan definitions and add a new definition of "Small Area Plan" to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 8:15 PM
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM

S13-II-TY1: Tysons Implementation - On March 5, 2013, the Board authorized an amendment to the Tysons Comprehensive Plan to reconcile the text and maps with the studies and planning activities that have been completed since 2010. The Plan amendment involved updates to reflect implementation, as well as the land use (including the Plan's Initial Development Level for office uses) and urban design sections, transportation recommendations, parks, public facilities, and other updates as determined necessary through the amendment process.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:15 PM   ***Decision only deferred to Thursday, February 23, 2017***
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM

2015-III-FC1: Fair Lakes, Fairfax Center Land Units G, H and I -  On June 23, 2015 the Board of Supervisors authorized the consideration of a Plan amendment for the Fair Lakes area extending west of West Ox Road and Monument Drive to Stringfellow Road, and north of Interstate-66, in the Fairfax Center Area, Springfield Supervisor District. The Board requested that staff consider allowing greater flexibility in development and location in this area to enable a quicker response to market demands. This Plan amendment considers redistributing development potential currently planned on specific sites as options at the Overlay level within the subject area across the entire subject area of this amendment.

Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:15 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.
Adopted on January 24, 2017.  Adopted text coming soon!

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, 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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