Staff Reports for Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
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The Code of Virginia mandates that the Comprehensive Plan be reviewed at least once every five years. Because of the dynamic growth experienced by the County over the past thirty years, the Plan has been evaluated more frequently. Amendments are initiated by a motion by the Board of Supervisors. Proposed amendments to the Plan are submitted for a public review process. 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. The Board of Supervisors must vote to adopt the amendment in order to change the Plan.
Please see the Planning Commission Web page for current information about Planning Commission public hearings.
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Proposed Plan Amendments
S12-I-J1 - West Falls Church Transit Station Area, Land Units F, G, H, I, and J: The approximately 70 acre study area is located in the Providence Supervisor District and contains all parcels within Land Units F, G, H, I, and J of the West Falls Church Transit Station Area. The amendment proposes changes to current land use and transportation recommendations, and considers if this area should continue to remain in the transit station area. Recommendations relating to the transportation network may also be modified.
Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 8:15
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
S11-CW-3CP - Parks Comprehensive Plan Update - First Phase: Policy Plan: Plan amendment S11-CW-3CP considers updating information in the Parks and Recreation section of the Policy Plan Element in the 2011 edition of the Comprehensive Plan for Fairfax County, Virginia, as amended. Proposed revisions include: (1) incorporation of urban parks guidance into policies, appendices, and glossary definitions; (2) addition of the Urban Parks Framework as a new appendix; (3) revisions to the Park Classification System appendix to better incorporate urban parks, reflect the diversification of park and recreation facilities provided within the County, and more accurately describe resource-based parks as parks within which recreation elements may be located, as is compatible with resource management goals; (4) updates to both Fairfax County Park Authority's and Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's acquisition criteria to reflect current policies.
Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Fairfax Forward Staff Report and April 3, 2013 Staff Report Addendum- Fairfax Forward proposes a Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program to schedule the review of the Area Plans, Policy Plan, and related maps, as a replacement to the Area Plans Review process. Fairfax Forward also proposes a new approach to planning studies to better focus study parameters, increase community outreach, and establish a more organized approach to the overall Plan review. Visit the Fairfax Forward website for more information about the effort.
Planning Commission public hearing: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:15
p.m. (*Original March 6, 2013 hearing date was rescheduled due to
inclement weather.*) (decision only deferred to April 3, 2013)
Board of Supervisors public hearing: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. (*Original April 19, 2013 public hearing date was deferred.*)
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.