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The Fairfax Center Area Study  

Fairfax Center Area Study Map The Fairfax Center Area Study [Plan Amendment (PA) 2013-III-FC1] is a multi-phase planning study to examine the Comprehensive Plan guidance for the Fairfax Center Area. The Fairfax Center Area comprises approximately 5,500 acres west of the City of Fairfax and east of Centreville, generally between Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) and Lee Highway (Route 29). The area has evolved from greenfields into a community of neighborhoods, retail, and employment. The Fairfax Center Area Study provides an opportunity to assess how the Fairfax Center Area will continue to evolve in the next 20-30 years .

The Board of Supervisors adopted Phase I of the Fairfax Center Area Study [PA 2013-III-FC1(A)] on December 2, 2014. This phase involved an evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the suburban neighborhood and low density residential areas along the edges of the study area. The adopted text can be found here. The second phase, currently underway, is evaluating the Suburban Center portion of the study area and the Area-wide guidance. An area-wide working group has been meeting monthly to discuss proposed Plan changes. Find out more about the progress of the study at the working group's meetings  page.. 

Click the tabs on the top of the screen for more information on the study.  

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Recent News

The Fairfax Center Phase II Areawide Working Group finalized their recommendations on October 13, 2016.  Review the Fairfax Center Area, Phase II staff and working group recommendations.

The Fairfax Center Area Study, Phase II (PA 2013-III-FC1/2016-III-FC1) Staff Report for this study can be viewed here (if you are having trouble locating the proposed site-specific land use changes, review this  table of locations within the proposed text). Public hearings have been scheduled for:

Planning Commission:  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:15 P.M. ***Decision only deferred to Wednesday, November 16, 2016***
    The Planning Commission's Verbatim and recommended Plan text can be found here.
Board of Supervisors:  Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 4:30 P.M.

Visit the working group meetings page for more information on the Working Group. 




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