DPZ Planning Division

Planning Division

The Planning Division (PD) maintains the County’s Comprehensive Plan and processes all suggested and required amendments to the Plan text and map; evaluates land use and development proposals for conformity with the Comprehensive Plan and measures related environmental, development and public facility impacts; prepares various planning and policy studies which explore development, land use, environmental and public facility issues, and offers recommendations for future direction; and assists in the development of the County’s Capital Improvement Program.

7th Floor, Suite 730 Herrity Building
Phone: 703-324-1380 (TTY 711) Fax: 703-324-3056
Email: dpzpd@fairfaxcounty.gov

Policy and Plan Development

  • Provides interpretations of the County’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Conducts Comprehensive Plan updates and reviews amendments
  • Conducts planning studies
  • Assesses development potential under the Comprehensive Plan
  • Historic Preservation Planning

Facilities Planning

  • Conducts public facilities planning and review
  • Prepares the Capital Improvements Program
  • Conducts and coordinates telecommunications facilities review
  • Provides comments on State and Federal projects

Environment and Development Review

  • Reviews zoning applications for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Conducts environmental planning
  • Reviews proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments for environmental impacts

Quantification, Forecasting and Policy and Plan Development

  • Interprets and assembles data for Land Use and Transportation Studies
  • Prepares county employment forecasts for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Conducts trends analyses and Comprehensive Plan amendments


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